Scottish Government sets out EV charging expansion plans

The Scottish Government has published a vision for electric charging, aiming to deliver accessible, affordable and reliable public network required for the future. It says a just transition is at the heart of the new approach, “where no one is left behind from the benefits afforded by the transition to a net zero transport system”. […]

Scottish Government launches climate campaign to support net-zero aim

A major TV, radio and digital campaign to encourage people across Scotland to come together to tackle the climate emergency has been launched ahead of COP26 in Glasgow later this year. The Let’s do Net Zero campaign highlights the benefits a net zero society will bring for our economy, health and environment. It also aims […]

Matheson’s role changes slightly in Scotland

The man responsible for transport in Scotland, Michael Matheson, has been given a wider environmental role in the country’s government’s new cabinet. He takes on a new role as Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport. The portfolio brings together cross government responsibility for coordination of Net Zero policy, encompassing transport, environmental protection, energy […]

Scottish Government nationalises ScotRail

The Scottish Government has decided to run ScotRail services itself from next March saying it will give “certainty” to passengers.   Scotland’s Transport Secretary Michael Matheson announced that ScotRail services will be provided by an “arm’s length company” owned and controlled by the Scottish Government once the present franchise held by Abellio runs out. He […]

SWARCO eVolt wins major Scottish contract

SWARCO eVolt has been named the preferred bidder to operate the ChargePlace Scotland network. The contract to run Scotland’s public electric vehicle charging network is estimated to be worth up to £1.2 million and will be expected to run for a minimum of two years with the option to extend. From July 2021, SWARCO eVolt […]

Driverless buses “fully operational” this year in Scotland

Driverless buses will begin operations between Edinburgh and Fife across the Forth Road Bridge this year. reports that five autonomous buses will be used on a 30-mile route. The plans are included in Edinburgh Council’s mobility plan. “Edinburgh needs a new plan for mobility and transport that addresses the challenge of reducing carbon emissions and […]

Scottish city offers residents free bike hire

People in Stirling are getting free access to a fleet of 200 bikes in order to help them travel safely, sustainably and socially-distanced. The Scottish city’s scheme – for an initial three months – lets people ride for up to half an hour at no charge. After that time they’ll need to drop them off […]


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