Six Scottish places get Levelling Up funding for regeneration and transport

Six regeneration and transport projects across Scotland are set to receive almost £122 million from the third round of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. Proposals for Moray, North and South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish borders have each been awarded a share of the fund, which will see upgrades […]

Sustrans says active travel must be part of Scotland’s journey to net zero

A new report by Sustrans shows that walking, wheeling and cycling could cut around a quarter of car emissions in Scotland. Karen McGregor, Director of Sustrans Scotland, has written a blog explaining “the positive impact the switch to active travel could have on communities and the environment”. Read it here: A new report from Sustrans […]

Scottish road casualties up 10% year-on-year

New figures show there were 5,621 road casualties reported across Scotland in 2022, which is 506, or ten per cent higher than 2021, although down 51% compared to 2013. Analysts suggest the increase in casualties in 2022 may be linked to the higher levels of traffic seen in 2022 compared with 2021. The Department for […]

Campaigners worry for Scottish road safety as police patrol numbers drop

Campaigners in Scotland are expressing fears over the impact of cuts to road traffic officer numbers in the country over the last decade. Figures obtained by BBC Scotland News reveal there were 548 officers in June – 14% less than in March 2014. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and road safety charity Brake told […]

Irish minister to learn average speed lessons from Scotland

Ireland’s Justice Minister Helen McEntee is to travel to Scotland to find out more about how average speed cameras have been used to make roads safer in the country. Talking to journalists at Ireland’s National Ploughing Championships, Ms McEntee called the summer “really awful” when it comes to road deaths.  “We need to do everything […]

Scottish Government spending £5m on LEZ support

The Scottish Government is providing £5 million to re-open the Low Emission Zone Support Fund for 2023-24, offering cash incentives and Travel Better credits, if non-compliant vehicles are removed from Scotland’s roads. Administered by Energy Saving Trust, this programme is means-tested and offers help to those seen as most affected by the introduction of LEZs. […]

New transport hub opens in Motherwell

A new transport hub has opened in Motherwell, including a new access road and path to the railway station, taxi rank, parking for blue badge holders, and drop off spaces. An expanded bus stop next to station has space for four buses, and real time information signs will be installed. Cycle parking is also available. The […]

A9 announcement now expected in the autumn

Scotland’s First Minister has told the country’s parliament that a delay in an announcement on plans for dualling the A9 is because of the appointment of a new transport team. This week Mairi McAllan had transport added to her cabinet-level portfolio and Fiona Hyslop was appointed Transport Minister. Responding to Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross’s […]

Scottish transport minister steps down

Scottish transport Minister Kevin Stewart has tendered his resignation to the First Minister and stepped down from his ministerial post for health-related reasons. Mr Stewart previously served as the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning from 2016 , and Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care from 2021.  Mr Stewart was appointed Transport Minister […]

£20m more for active travel in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced extra spending to make “walking, wheeling and cycling for everyday transport easier than ever before”. The Active Travel Transformation Fund will provide £20 million directly to Local Authorities, Regional Transport Partnerships and National Park Authorities – working in partnership with Transport Scotland – to deliver construction-ready active travel infrastructure schemes […]


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