Transport Scotland: New £45m ground investigation framework established

Transport Scotland is looking to fill a multi-supplier framework with specialist contractors to carry out ground investigations for trunk road and other transport infrastructure schemes. A need was identified for ground investigation works of varying scope and complexity to support the development and delivery of infrastructure projects across Scotland, says Ground Engineering. In a recent contract […]

West Lothian: Funding issues see bus improvement project put on hold

Projects to improve local bus travel in West Lothian have been put on hold due to funding constraints. A report to the council’s Environment and Sustainability Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel has explained the local impact of Transport Scotland’s decision to pause their Bus Partnership Fund (BPF) for 2024/25. The Daily Record says that the […]

Transport Scotland: Public transport journeys recovering from Covid-19

The Scottish Transport Statistics publication, released this week, shows that the number of journeys being made by public transport in Scotland rose markedly from 294 million in 2021 to 396 million in 2022. This compares to 497 million journeys recorded in 2019, the year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transport and travel habits in Scotland were profoundly […]

Lomond Banks: Deal to ease road access concerns agreed

Lomond Banks has finalised an agreement with Transport Scotland to help address apprehension around potential road impacts within the area. With more than two years of consultations and engagement, the team behind the £40m resort on the banks of Loch Lomond have refined plans in an attempt to reassure the community, according to The […]

Shortlisted contractors announced for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project

The shortlist of contractors for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project has been announced today by the Minister for Transport, Fiona Hyslop MSP. She revealed the shortlisted contractors for the upgrade of 6 miles (9.6 km) of the A9 to dual carriageway between Tomatin and Moy are: Commenting on the announcement, Ms Hyslop said: […]

Work underway to recover transport network in Scotland after storm

Ministers in Scotland have thanked workers for getting much of the transport network up and running again. With the school holidays finishing in Scotland and many people due back at work today, there has been an extensive recovery effort across the road and rail network. It follows some of the heaviest rain since 1891 and […]

Scotland’s Ambassador for Active Travel concludes appointment

Former professional mountain bike rider and co-founder of the Adventure Syndicate, Lee Craigie, has concluded her appointment as Scotland’s Ambassador for Active Travel. Lee was successful in offering a strong, trusted, and impartial voice to take a lead on broadening and deepening the public conversation on active travel. Building on her three year posting as […]

More bus powers for local authorities in Scotland

The Scottish Government has now set out regulations that enable local transport authorities to explore the bus franchising and partnership powers in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, giving them more options to improve bus services in their own areas.  The new powers, set out in the Programme for Government, will come into effect on 4 December, […]

Scottish Government gives £25m for Rest and Be Thankful

Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth has welcomed a major milestone of Scottish Government investment in securing a long term solution to the Rest and Be Thankful road.  Transport Scotland has announced the intention to appoint Atkins WSP Joint Venture to progress design and development work for the route through Glen Croe. The contract represents £25m of […]


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