Edinburgh tram inquiry criticises litany of failures

The inquiry into the building of Edinburgh’s tram network has blamed a “litany of avoidable failures” for the cost overrun and delays in completion. The inquiry was tasked with finding out why the city’s tram project was £400m over budget and five years late. Chair Lord Hardie concluded failings by the City of Edinburgh Council […]

Scottish LEZ projects “already cost £36m”

Preparation work for Low Emission Zones in four cities in Scotland has cost £36 million before any of them are up and running. The Scottish Daily Express reports the schemes being set up in Glasgow (pictured), Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee have run up costs for grants given to councils to help them run their schemes […]

Edinburgh parking pricing criticised as fines can be cheaper than charges

Edinburgh’s transport convener is warning that Scottish Government rules means it is cheaper for motorists to accept a fine than pay the parking fee in some parts of the city. The Edinburgh Evening News says Scott Arthur has accused the government of a “massive slap in the face” to law-abiding motorists after it refused his […]

Edinburgh to begin charging for EV charge points

Costs for using electric vehicle chargers owned and provided by the City of Edinburgh Council will be introduced on Sunday 1 May. Charges, which will be displayed at existing charging points, were agreed as part of the budget-setting process earlier this year. The Council says any revenue generated will be used to fund the ongoing […]

Edinburgh in line for congestion charge

Drivers will be charged to enter Edinburgh and there will be a workplace parking levy on some of the biggest companies in Scotland’s capital if the Scottish National Party is re-elected to run Edinburgh City Council next month. The Herald reports that in a key local election pledge, the party wants to charge commuting drivers […]

Amey presents paintings to celebrate street lighting works

Amey’s Edinburgh Street Lighting team have presented the City of Edinburgh Council with three hand paintings of the city scape to celebrate the completion of recent street lighting upgrades. The paintings which feature locations of where the street lighting works took place, are the creation of artist Sophie Hoggan, who has two sisters that both […]

Edinburgh’s car-free plan for historic street

Motor traffic will be all but banned on George Street in Edinburgh under plans put forward by the City Council. Detailed artist’s impressions and a 3D fly-through illustrate how the street and surrounding area, within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, could look under the George Street and First New Town Public Realm Improvements Project. Planners […]


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