Scottish island connectivity plan looks at tunnels

The Scottish Government is looking at the feasibility of building tunnels between some of its Western Isles to improve travelling between them. In its Islands Connectivity Plan it looks at whether tunnels could be built under the Sound of Harris linking the Uists and Harris/Lewis, the Sound of Barra linking Barra and the Uists and […]

Transport Scotland launches Islands Connectivity Plan

A strategic plan to improve the reliability and resilience of transport links for island communities has been published. The Islands Connectivity Plan (ICP) Strategic Approach sets out a long term vision of how ferry services, supported by other transport modes, will be delivered and improved in the future. It will replace the current Ferries Plan but will […]

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 […]

Resiliance work on A83 Rest and Be Thankful restarting

Preparatory works to realign the southern end of the temporary diversion route at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful are restarting, after a break over Christmas. The works began in the week before Christmas and are now restarting, with completion expected in the spring. It involves the construction of a new connector road from the […]

A9 dualling delayed by ten years as new plans revealed

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition, Mairi McAllan, has announced that dualling works for the remaining single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and Inverness should be completed by the end of 2035. The road was meant to be completed by 2025, but that was deemed “unachievable” last February. The […]

A9 dualling consultation costs double what has been spent on construction

It’s been revealed that design consultants have been paid almost twice as much as has been spent on the actual construction so far of stretches of dual carriageway on the A9 in Scotland. The Press and Journal Newspaper reports £246.7 million – more than half of the total money spent on the project so far […]

Motorcycle safety drive wins Prince Michael award

A motorcycle safety project in Scotland has been awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for improving road markings and therefore motorcyclist safety. Project PRIME is a collaboration between Transport Scotland worked with the Road Safety Trust, BEAR Scotland and globally recognised expert Professor Alex Stedmon which saw the creation of 22 trial sites across […]

Scottish government issues latest National Transport Strategy delivery plan

The third Delivery Plan for Scotland’s National Transport Strategy has been published, covering what the Scottish Government is doing to improve travel by road, rail, sea, air and pathway and to help more people access transport. It says the plan contains more than 70 actions, including: The Delivery Plan is accompanied by the Report to […]

Transport Scotland given climate change targets

Transport Scotland is being told to commit to timelines for publishing a Trunk Roads Adaptation Plan related to climate change, a Scour Management Strategy, Flood Emergency Plan and High Wind Strategy. The Scottish Climate Change Committee has published its report “Adapting to climate change – Progress in Scotland” and says Transport Scotland should develop guidance […]


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