Scottish Transport Minister steps down

The Scottish Transport Minister Graeme Dey has tendered his resignation from the Scottish Government for health-related reasons.  Mr Dey served as Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans from 2018, and was appointed Transport Minister following the 2021 Holyrood elections.  Accepting his resignation, the First Minister said he had been a formidable minister, and would be […]

Scottish Transport Minister sets out plans to reduce car use

The Scottish Government has published its route map to reduce the distance cars travel by 20% by 2030. The route map sets out a range of sustainable travel behaviours grouped into four categories – travel less, stay local, switch mode and combine a journey. It says additionally, research will be commissioned to explore equitable options for demand […]

Rest and Be Thankful shut again through landslide fears

The beautiful but troubled stretch of the A83 in Scotland known as the Rest and Be Thankful is shut again because of fears of landslides, despite millions of pounds’ worth of work to try to keep it open. There’s a Met Office Yellow Warning for heavy rain which means the road has been shut until […]

Dualled section of A9 open to motorists

The £96 million upgrade of the A9 between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam has been opened to traffic. All traffic management including lane and speed restrictions were removed over the weekend, allowing road users access to the 9.5 km of new dual carriageway between Luncarty, north of Perth, and the Pass of Birnam by Monday […]

Scotland’s parking fines could double to £120

Transport Scotland has launched a consultation over increasing parking fines in order to encourage compliance, with one option being a doubling of charges from the present £60. It proposes new Penalty Charge Notice’s will increase to between £80 and £100 or to £100 and £120. People who pay within 14 days. Transport Scotland says the […]

Scottish Minister says workplace parking levy “key tool” in cutting traffic

Scotland’s Transport Minister has launched a consultation with local authorities on introducing charges for people to park at work, in an attempt to encourage walking, cycling and public transport use. The levy would see employers pay an annual fee to the council for every parking space they provide for employees, with the revenue raised supporting […]


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