A9: Flash flooding in Inverness sparks accelerated gully cleaning work

Scottish transport chiefs are to bring forward gully cleaning and “investigate the possibility” of further improvements to drains at a notorious flash-flooding spot on the A9. BEAR Scotland made the promise to accelerate its gully cleaning programme after furious motorists hit out at dangerous flooding on the southbound carriageway in Inverness on Sunday morning, says the […]

Inverness Mobility Hub offers modal choice

A Mobility Hub, the first of its kind in the Scottish Highlands, is now providing a seamless interchange between different modes of transport, making it easier for people to use public transport to travel in and around the city of Inverness. As well as providing bus links, Torvean Mobility Hub also offers bike,motorcycle, motorhome, car […]

SNP politician calls for Transport Scotland to open Inverness office

The Scottish Nationalist Member of the Scottish Parliament, Fergus Ewing, says that with planned building works to take place in the northeast of the country, “it makes no sense” for Transport Scotland staff to travel 168 miles from Edinburgh to Inverness and back to work on projects. Writing in the Herald Newspaper, Mr Ewing says […]

Business leaders warn A9’s reputation is damaging Highland economy

There’s a warning that visitors and business people are being deterred from going to the Scottish Highlands because of the “bad reputation” of the A9. The Scotsman Newspaper quotes the Inverness Chamber of Commerce telling members of the Scottish Parliament that companies and staff could be reluctant to move to the region “because of the […]

Inverness Campus AV Pilot Project under way

The first Autonomous Vehicle passenger service pilot in Scotland is underway. The driverless pod is based at Inverness Campus and will carry passengers around the site until March next year. The regional transport partnership for the Highlands and Islands, HITRANS, is promoting the service, saying it is committed to encouraging multi-modal travel and moving away […]


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