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Man in court after crashing Saracen tank on Clackmannanshire road

A FORMER corporal in the TA who wrote off a Vauxhall Astra after colliding with it in an ex-Army “tank” was spared disqualification today after a sheriff said he was too old to be banned.

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Debris from the Transocean Winner drilling rig has been discovered around the grounding site. Picture: PA

Metal debris recovered at oil rig grounding site in Lewis

Dozens of pieces of debris, weighing up to 200lbs, have been found at the site where an oil rig grounded on the Western Isles.

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Average speed cameras on the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness have significantly cut casualties. Picture:  SWNS

Deaths down by one third since A9 cameras installed

Average speed cameras have cut deaths on the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness by one third and serious injuries by three-quarters, figures showed today.

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Thousands of rails passengers dodge paying for a ticket. Picture: John Devlin

ScotRail say 900,000 journeys made fraudulently each year

An estimated 900,000 rail journeys each year in Scotland are made by people who deliberately avoid paying their fare, according to train operator ScotRail, which revealed the figure as it launched a crackdown on fare dodgers.

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Two pilots have appeared in court after being arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol at Glasgow Airport. Picture: PA

‘Drunk’ pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport released on bail

Two American airline pilots have been released on bail and charged with being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to the US.

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The transport industry is seeking new staff all the time  and not just drivers. Picture: iStock Editorial

Martin Reid: National Lorry Week highlights work opportunities

Training academy part of plans to fill recruitment gaps, says Martin Reid

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The CalMac ferry to Rothesay. Picture: John Devlin

CalMac announce plans for transforming ferry services

CALMAC Ferries Ltd has gone public for the first time with its plans to transform west coast ferry services in a new contract beginning on 1 October for up to eight years.

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Keith Brown has stated the importance of completing this project. Picture: Greg Macvean

Key section of bypass in Aberdeen opens to traffic

The first section of the £745 million Aberdeen western peripheral route has opened to drivers.

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Routes have dropped and fares have increased despite some companies, such as First, getting taxpayer�subsidies. Picture: Michael Gillen

Slump in bus routes across Scotland ‘must be investigated’

The number of bus routes in Scotland has fallen by a fifth over the past decade, while passengers have endured inflation-busting fare rises, it has emerged.

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The United Airlines pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol. Picture: Wiki Commons

Two pilots arrested ‘under the influence’ at Glasgow Airport

Two pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a transatlantic passenger jet from Scotland to the US.

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The Royal Scotsman train has been scratched by lineside foliage during its Scottish trips this year

Rail operators call for trees to be cut amid damage to trains

Train operators have called for lineside trees to be cut back after a train window was smashed close to a baby and carriages badly scratched by overhanging branches.

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An unidentified Tay Road Bridge worker, photographed by Joseph McKenzie

Quest to identify Tay Road Bridge workers in classic photographs

They were the men who undertook the toughest of work and braved the harsh weather conditions sweeping across the River Tay to construct one of Scotland’s best known road bridges.

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As well as cycle lanes, new laws are needed. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Jodi Gordon: Medal tally won’t cut our cycling death toll

Team GB has had phenomenal success in the velodrome at this year’s Olympics. Twelve cycling medals make Britain the leading track cycling nation and I’m sure the jubilant scenes in Rio will inspire many more people to take up the sport.

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Cutting air passenger duty could make direct flights between Scotland and China an economic possibility, argue campaigners. Picture: David Moir

Scotland air link to China by 2021 if air passenger duty cut

A long-sought-after air route between Scotland and China could be launched in under five years if air passenger duty (APD) is cut, Edinburgh Airport has claimed.

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Kyle Falconer is to face accusations of  being threatening or abusive on a flight when he appears in court next week. Picture: Neil Doig

The View singer ‘shouted homophobic abuse at cabin crew’

Scots rocker Kyle Falconer allegedly shouted homophobic abuse at a male cabin crew member on a flight home from Spain, according to court papers.

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Passengers face further delays on Edinburgh -Glasgow route. Picture: John Devlin

Further rail disruption during Edinburgh-Glasgow rail upgrade

PASSENGERS face five more months of disruption during the upgrading of the main Edinburgh-Glasgow rail line.

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Scotland's busiest airport will have a new access road to ease congestion. Picture: Ian Georgeson

New access road to ease chronic congestion at Edinburgh airport

Scotland’s busiest airport is to build a new access road because the only current route is “absolutely at the edge of capacity”.

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The Flying Scotsman's return to Scotland earlier this year was a truimph. Picture: Neil Hanna

Alastair Dalton: Plans for steam services have hit the buffers

Steam was the exciting new plan for the latest ScotRail franchise.

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The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme will enable faster-accelerating and longer electric trains to run between the cities. Photo: Network Rail

ScotRail passengers to face five more months of disruption

Passengers face five more months of disruption during upgrading of the main Edinburgh-Glasgow rail line, the ScotRail Alliance announced today.

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Pensioner dies in Ellon crash. Picture: John Devlin

Woman, 89, hit by car in Ellon dies in hospital

AN elderly pedestrian knocked down in Aberdeenshire at the weekend has died.

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