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Passengers face delays on one in four Scottish flights

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Perth-based Stagecoach releases its annual results on Wednesday. Picture: Stagecoach/PA Wire

Stagecoach battles against headwinds at bus operation

Perth-based transport giant Stagecoach is set to reveal that UK bus revenues remain under pressure amid economic headwinds and rising inflation when it reports final results next week.

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Cars on the A82.

Loch Lomond tourist road to be widened after tunnel rejected

A notoriously twisty stretch of the main road beside Loch Lomond popular with tourists is to be widened to speed up journeys and improve safety.

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A man has been taken to hospital following the incident. Picture; stock image

School bus involved in crash near Blair Drummond Safari Park

An accident involving a school bus and a van between between Craigforth and Blair Drummond Safari Park has closed the A84

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Buses in Glasgow city centre now average only a "fast walking pace" of 3.5mph. Picture: John Devlin

Alastair Dalton: Taking a city centre bus can be no quicker than walking

While most transport in Scotland is booming, buses in some parts of the country are verging on crisis.

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Improvements being carried out on the A82 at Loch Lomond two years ago. Now the road is to be widened to make it safer.

Leader comment: Loch upgrade a boon for all

The stretch of the A82 which hugs the western banks of Loch Lomond as it snakes north towards Crianlarich is one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. It is a shame, however, that so few drivers get the chance to truly savour it, given they must watch the road like a hawk.

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Kieran's mum is joined on the memorial bench by his classmates Carli Deacon and Mikey Maver. Picture: supplied

Schoolbench unveiled at Moray school in memory of pupil

Classmates at a Moray primary school have unveiled a playground bench in memory of seven-year-old Kieran McQuillan who was tragically killed in a road accident.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Many people commute from stations like Falkirk High. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Trains boost prosperity in Scotland’s towns

Abellio ScotRail’s economic development chief expains how rail connections help bring prosperity to Scotland’s towns.

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John Lauder: active travel is the way forward

Can we master the balancing act?

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The first phase of HS2 is scheduled to start in December 2026. Picture: Contributed

FirstGroup and Stagecoach shortlisted to run HS2 railway

Aberdeen-based FirstGroup and Perth rival Stagecoach are among three bids to have been shortlisted to operate the HS2 high-speed railway, the UK government announced today.

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Revellers arrive for the Glastonbury festival amid a heatwave on Wednesday. Picture: Getty

Scotland weather: record solstice heat fails to reach Scotland

It was a tale of two countries - the hottest summer solstice on record in England, while thundery downpours drenched parts of Scotland.

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Picture: the Flying Scotsman crossing the Forth Rail Bridge, contributed

Steam train experiences return to Borders line this summer

THE opportunity to step back in time and travel by steam train on Scotland’s newest scenic rail route, as well as cross the Forth Rail Bridge, is back on the timetable this summer.

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50,000 members of the public will be allowed to walk across the Queensferry Crossing on September 2 and 3. Picture: Greg Macvean

Applications for bridge walk tickets tops 150,000

More than 150,000 people have applied for free tickets to walk across the new Queensferry Crossing - three times the 50,000 available.

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The footbridge would cost 1.4 million to replace as part of electrification of the line. Picture: Network Rail

Breich Station earmarked for first Scottish rail closure in 31 years

Plans to close Breich Station in West Lothian, which has just three passengers a week, were announced by Network Rail today.
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Flood alerts are in force across southern Scotland. Picture: Hemedia

Scotland's weather: Flooding and power cut threat across south

Heavy rain and lightning threatens potential flooding and power cuts across southern Scotland today, the Met Office has warned.
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Queensferry Crossing to open to traffic before closing again

The Queensferry Crossing will close just three days after opening to traffic in August because officials do not want to risk using contingency time for a special walking event before it opens.

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Loganair Cabin Crew Chloe Stott (centre) with her mum Katy Stott (right) and grandmother Freida Devin. Picture: PA

Daughter of first baby born on Loganair joins airline’s cabin crew

A teenager whose mother was born on board a Loganair aircraft has become a member of the airline’s cabin crew.

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Date confirmed for Queensferry Crossing opening

The official opening date of the Queensferry Crossing has been revealed.

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An artist's impression image of the proposed spaceport at Machrihanish. Picture: Contributed

Space flight bill could create ‘thriving hub’ in Scotland

A space flight bill to be included in the Queen’s Speech could see Scotland become “a thriving hub” for the industry, according to the secretary of state for Scotland.

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A study has found a link between plane air and health issues.

Study finds link between plane air and health issues

Flying a plane should come with a health warning, according to researchers.

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