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Local road staffing in Scotland falls by 20%

21/01/2020

A national survey of local authority roads staff in Scotland has found numbers dropped by some 20% in the last three years, with around half of the heads of department moving jobs.

Scotland to launch national road worker training programme

21/01/2020

The national Scottish Roads Training Programme is set to be launched on 29 January with the ambition of re-engineering how road operatives are qualified and how training programmes are procured.

West Lothian uses risk-based approach to close in on targets

04/12/2019

A council in Scotland has used a standardised risk-based approach template created by local officers’ body SCOTS to dramatically improve its ability to meet response times for road defects.

Report investigates value of Scottish local network - estimated at £6bn a year

25/11/2019

A project in Scotland involving key public sector bodies has outlined a framework for analysing the value of the local road network and investment and intervention programmes - including economic, social and environmental factors.

Europe’s first full-sized autonomous bus trialled at CAV Scotland

13/11/2019

Watch SMART Highways' video of Europe’s first full-sized self-driving bus demonstrated at CAV Scotland in Glasgow. 

Highland capital gets £90m roundabout upgrade

27/06/2019

Transport Scotland has published details of its preferred option for a £90m scheme to address a traffic bottleneck in Inverness.

Scotland road safety: Difficulties on journey of progress

19/06/2019

Latest figures suggest Scotland achieved mixed results in road safety last year, with another record breaking drop in overall casualties but an increase in the number of people killed on the roads.

Scotland's 20mph roll-out suffers blow

31/05/2019

A national roll-out of 20mph speed limits in Scotland has suffered a blow after a key committee refused to recommend the bill.

Scotland catches up with zero tolerance drug driving law

15/01/2019

The Scottish Government has announced a zero tolerance approach for people caught driving with illegal drugs in their system.

Consultants scoop £5m contract for Scotland's national transport plans

03/01/2019

Transport Scotland has awarded the contract to support the second Strategic Transports Projects Review (STPR2) to a combined team of Jacobs and Aecom.

Political vision needed to solve governance muddle, SCOTS chief says

14/11/2018

Scotland’s local authority transport chiefs have expressed frustration at the slow pace of change over the country’s governance arrangements.

Registration goes live on Scotland's leading traffic and infrastructure event

14/09/2018

Registration has opened for one of the biggest traffic, transport and infrastructure events Scotland has ever seen.

Call for 'common sense' as Scotland moves to ban pavement parking

11/06/2018

The Scottish Government's long-awaited Transport Bill aims to ban pavement parking and strengthen the powers of the country’s roadworks tsar.

Senior figure calls for major shake-up on Scottish roads

23/04/2018

The Scottish Roads Collaboration Programme has helped oversee many changes to how roads are managed north of the border. Now its programme manager has his sights on potential national changes to governance and funding.

Scotland 'should prepare for driverless vehicles'

09/04/2018

Scotland's Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has said the next phase of road upgrading in Scotland should include the capacity to cope with the introduction of

Councils battle to keep roads open as Emma meets the Beast

01/03/2018

Councils across the country have been battling to keep their highway networks operating safely as the most severe threat of snow moved from Scotland and the North East to Wales and South West England.

Plans for new A9 bridge over River Spey revealed

08/03/2017

Proposals for a new bridge to cross the River Spey near Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park have gone on display as part of the consultation process for the preferred option for the A9 Dualling Crubenmore to Kincraig scheme.

Firms invited to bid for £50m A96 contract

27/01/2017

Companies are being invited to bid for a contract to upgrade the A96 in Scotland that could be worth up to £50 million.  

A9 Slochd Summit contract awarded

16/12/2016

Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd will carry out ground investigation work on the A9 in Scotland after landing a contract worth £1 million.  

Timelapse footage shows bridge demolition

22/11/2016

Timelapse footage that shows the demolition of one of the highest bridges on Scotland’s motorway network has been released.  

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