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Transport returns to cabinet level in Scottish shuffle

22/06/2023

The transport portfolio within the Scottish Government has been ‘explicitly’ restored as a cabinet position, with existing cabinet secretary Màiri McAllan’s remit extended to ‘Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition’.

Collapse of A9 dualling procurement sparks recriminations

13/02/2023

The Scottish Government has caused fury among its own and opposition MSPs after announcing the failure of the procurement process for the third stage of the A9 Perth to Inverness dualling.

Scottish local road backlog 'close to £1.7bn'

14/03/2022

The Scottish Government has insisted that it provides enough funding for councils after the cost of repairing the country’s local roads was estimated at almost £1.7bn.

Scottish Government puts road pricing firmly on the agenda

17/01/2022

Scottish ministers will this year commission research into demand management options to discourage car use, ‘including pricing’.

Transport minister Dey links road pricing with more powers for Scotland

03/12/2021

Road pricing is likely to be necessary for Scotland in the future but cannot be delivered holistically until the Scottish Government has further powers, its transport minister has said.

Report challenges Scottish government road buillding

24/09/2021

A policy assessment of how the transport sector in Scotland can make the transition to net zero has called for a shift of spending away from road building.

A96 left out as Scotland advertises North trunk road deals

23/09/2020

The Scottish Government has published contract notices for the two remaining trunk road maintenance deals, worth around £1.4bn.

Scottish councils get active travel funding boost

25/08/2020

The Scottish Government has cut its match funding requirement for permanent active travel infrastructure after giving councils nearly £39m for pop-up physical distancing schemes.

Eight out of A9: Designs for £3bn dualling near completion

06/09/2018

The Scottish Government has published draft orders for the penultimate section of its programme to upgrade the A9 between Perth and Inverness as it finalises the design of the last section.

Scotland no closer to sustainable transport goal

04/09/2018

The Scottish Government has acknowledged it must work harder to develop a sustainable transport network after its attempts to persuade people to leave their cars at home made little impact.

Scotland continues safety push with £500k fund

23/08/2018

The Scottish Government has launched a new round of funding to improve road safety in the country.

Finishing line for £745m Aberdeen bypass put back to the autumn

23/03/2018

The Scottish Government has announced a new, six-month delay on the troubled £745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project.  

Clyde Tunnel "needs open heart surgery"

07/03/2017

A councillor in Glasgow is warning that the city's Clyde Tunnel will not last ten years if it does not get funding to give it "open heart surgery".

Multi-million A9 dualling contract up for grabs

02/03/2017

The Scottish Government's A9 Dualling Programme continues to make progress with the start of procurement for the next section of the road to be dualled.

Cycling plan for Scotland unveiled

17/01/2017

Transport Scotland has refreshed its Cycling Action Plan with an aim of having 10% of everyday journeys made by bike by 2020.

Fugro wins A9 ground investigation contract

04/11/2016

Fugro will carry out ground investigations on Transport Scotland’s project to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness after being awarded a contract.

Drivers using first stretch of newly dualled A9

10/10/2016

Motorists are now able to drive on the first stretch of new road to be constructed as part of the A9 dualling project in Scotland.

Campaign group calls for 20mph limit in Scotland

08/06/2016

Road safety group 20’s Plenty for Us has called on the Scottish government to change the national speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on urban roads.

Forth Road Bridge shut till New Year amid safety fears

04/12/2015

The Forth Road Bridge is to shut until the New Year for repairs following the discovery of defective steelwork.

Research competition for student engineers

06/05/2015

Second year undergraduate civil engineering students from across Scotland are being offered the opportunity to win a place on The Road Maintenance Research Working Group.

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