Scotland: £5 million pledged for Low Emission Zone support funding

The Scottish Government is providing £5 million to re-open the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Support Fund for 2024-25. For the fifth year in a row, the popular fund continues to offer cash incentives and Travel Better credits, if non-compliant vehicles are removed from Scotland’s roads. Delivered through Energy Saving Trust, this programme is means-tested and offers help […]

Islands Connectivity Plan: Transport Scotland plan to “manage decline”

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Council for the Western Isles) has delivered a scathing verdict on the Scottish Government’s Islands Connectivity Plan which charts a future course for ferry operations. In a response to consultation on the plan, the Comhairle repeatedly accuses Transport Scotland of reducing capacity on ferry routes rather than planning for future demand, […]

Scottish Transport Secretary announces flat fare bus trial

A flat fare for bus trips is to be trialled in Scotland following a review of the cost of public transport triggered by the SNP’s power-sharing deal with the Scottish Greens, reports The Scotsman. It also recommended under 22s would get free inter-island foot passengers travel in the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland, and 18 to 21-year-old islanders […]

Transform Scotland says “Dirty deals are fuelling climate and poverty failures”

Scotland’s City Region Deals are “fuelling inequality, damaging the environment and further undermining the country’s climate commitments”, according to a new report ‘Dirty Deals’, published by Transform Scptland. ore than 70% of transport infrastructure investment in Scotland’s City Region Deals – equivalent to nearly £1 billion – is funding high carbon road projects which directly undermine Scotland’s […]

IHE to hold Presidential Dinner at Stirling Castle

The IHE has announced an evening of grandeur and celebration at the historic Stirling Castle on Friday 21st June 2024, as they host their prestigious Presidential Event. Supported by headline sponsors Arcadis and Clearview Intelligence, the dinner will celebrate the handover from current President Martin Polland, as he welcomes incoming President Katharine Kelly, who will […]

A720 closure: tree removal work continues on trunk road

BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, is carrying out essential works to remove potentially hazardous trees affected by ash dieback at 11 sites on the A720 trunk road between Baberton Junction and Sheriffhall Roundabout. The works started last night, Tuesday 5 March and wil continue tonight, Wednesday 6 March ,between the hours of […]

Active Travel appeals to Scots

Aberdeen residents want to drive less and at the same time walk, cycle or wheel more, research for a national report has revealed. This latest Sustrans Walking and Cycling Index shows 23% of residents want to drive less, 50% of residents want to walk or wheel more, and 47% want to cycle more. Aberdeen City […]

Raising age of free bus passes for older people “not ruled out” by SNP

An SNP Minister has refused to rule out raising the age for older people to enjoy their free bus pass. Jim Fairlie gave “no commitments” when asked for a reassurance on the current qualifying criteria, reports the Daily Record. Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who quizzed the Minister, said: “The new minister quite clearly refused to rule out raising […]

Public consulted on Rest and Be Thankful plans

Public engagement events on the long-term solution at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful are being held from 18 to 21 March at four venues across Argyll and Bute. The events are designed to provide local communities and road users with the opportunity to meet the designers, as well as view and comment on the […]

Scotland hosts road safety summit

Scotland’s key road safety partners have met in Edinburgh to discuss plans to tackle the post pandemic rise in road casualties and injuries. Transport Scotland hosted the event yesterday (28 February), bringing together representatives from across the sector, including Police Scotland, Road Safety Scotland and local authorities. It’s hoped the summit will help partners identify […]

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