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Warning issued as laser attacks at Glasgow Airport double

Laser attacks at Glasgow Airport have almost doubled in a year, posing a “real threat to flight safety”, a pilots’ association has warned.

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A double decker train in Switzerland, en route from Zurich to Luzern. Picture: Contributed

Double decker trains ‘may ease Edinburgh-Glasgow overcrowding’

Using double decker trains to transport passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow could help solve the country’s rail crisis, according to Scotland’s former transport minister.

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Scotrail trains arrive and depart  from Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Brian Monteith: Nationalising British Rail is the route back to bad times

If the Labour Party in Scotland wishes to find a way back from its political torpor that has been borne out of repeated humiliation at the polls, then it is going about it the wrong way.

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Drivers fined £100 after speeding crackdown in Grangemouth

Drivers fined £100 after speeding crackdown in Grangemouth

Four drivers have been fined £100 after a police crackdown on speeding in the Grangemouth area.

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Nearly 5,000 lamps are out of action in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Safety campaigners take dim view of cities’ broken lights

Public safety is being threatened by thousands of broken street lights across Scotland, campaigners have warned.

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Union leaders have called for railways to be nationalised. Picture: TSPL

Renationalise Scotland’s railways, demand unions

Scotland’s railways should be brought back into public ownership “lock stock and barrel”, unions leaders have demanded.

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The Neist Point lighthouse on the Isle of Skye.

Scotland’s lighthouses help illuminate the tourist market

They were built as a navigational aid for seafarers but many now double up as hotels and tourists attractions.

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Average speed cameras went live on the A9 in October 2014. Picture: Peter Jolly

A9 average speed camera safety record marred by fatal crashes

Two more fatal crashes have dented the A9’s improved road safety record since average speed cameras went live two years ago, the latest figures showed today.
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Video: Edinburgh-Amsterdam flight drama as landing gear collapses

A Flybe plane from Edinburgh has been evacuated after its landing gear collapsed.

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Elaine Bone, director of event management firm Brightstar Scotland, which has opened an office at Gleneagles Station

Alastair Dalton: All change for the better at Scotland’s most historic stations

They used to be thriving community hubs, even with only relatively few trains a day.

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Live traffic cameras on the M80 show the impact Storm Doris has had. Picture; Traffic Scotland

Scotland’s weather: More winds to come after Storm Doris

Further strong winds and heavy rain are expected to batter Scotland on Saturday after Storm Doris’s heavy snow brought traffic to a halt in Thursday’s morning rush hour.

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Passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow are facing rush hour disruption. Picture: Michael Gillen

Edinburgh-Glasgow commuters facing disruption over signal fault

Commuters between Edinburgh and Glasgow are facing disruption this afternoon after a signal fault forced ScotRail to half the number of services.

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View from John A. MacInnes' seat after the pilots shut down of one its engines due to a technical fault. Picture: PA

Flybe flight returns to Glasgow to make emergency landing

An aircraft had to make an emergency landing after the pilot shut down of one its engines due to a technical fault.

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Colin Parker is retiring after 30 years with Aberdeen Harbour Board. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen Harbour boss to retire after 30-year stint

Colin Parker, the chief executive of Aberdeen Harbour Board, is to retire after three decades with the team.

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The Scotsman was first to report Norwegian's plans for transatlantic flights from Edinburgh last May

Norwegian announces cut-price transatlantic flights from Edinburgh

Low-cost airline Norwegian today announced flights from Edinburgh to airports near Boston, New York and in Connecticut.
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Video: St John’s Road reopens following serious accident

One of the main roads into Edinburgh was closed this morning after an early crash sparked traffic gridlock in wintry conditions.

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The amber warning area has been extended to cover more of eastern Scotland. Picture:  Met Office

Scotland's weather: Amber warning of snow from Storm Doris

A severe weather warning for up to 15cm of snow in parts of Scotland was issued by the Met Office today
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Bus journeys have fallen in Scotland apart from Edinburgh, where main operator Lothian Buses reached a record 121 million in 2015

Scotland's buses "in chaos" as passenger total slumps to a near-record low

The union Unite claimed Scotland’s buses were in chaos after official figures today showed journeys had dropped by 80 million in eight years to a near record low.
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Etihad Airways said the CAAs announcement was unprofessional and unacceptable.

Action taken against airlines who fail to compensate passengers for long delays

Enforcement action is being taken against airlines American, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore and Turkish for denying delayed passengers compensation, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today.
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Transport disruption is likely, the Met Office has warned drivers. Picture: Press Association

Scotland's weather: Snow and gale warning from Storm Doris

A severe weather warning for snow to fall over much of Scotland on Thursday was issued today by the Met Office.
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