Pontoon plan to revive Stirling’s harbour link to the Forth

A council has submitted a planning application for a floating pontoon on the River Forth at Stirling as part of plans to reconnect the ancient town with the Forth and once again take advantage of its waterfront location.

Edinburgh's Waverley Station. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

ScotRail admits service ‘not good enough’

ScotRail has admitted its performance “isn’t good enough” after the reliability of train services fell below target.

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Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye said there was 'no political reason' not to press ahead with a third runway at the airport. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Heathrow boss insists airport has support for expansion

Heathrow Airport’s chief executive has said there remains support “from Newquay to Inverness” for the government to rule in favour of the airport’s expansion over rival Gatwick.

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Disabled passengers need to know what conditions they can expect on public transport before they start a journey. Picture: Greg Macvean

Mike Harrison: To get disabled facilities right, try asking the disabled first

The vision of “Going Further” – the title of Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework published by the government a few weeks ago – is that “all disabled people can travel with the same freedom, choice, dignity and opportunity as other citizens”.

McGill's saw its profits accelerate by 12.5% last year. Picture: Contributed

McGill’s Buses drives profits and turnover higher

Greenock-based McGill’s Buses has accelerated profit and turnover in its latest annual results, saying this came despite challenges including bad weather denting passenger numbers.

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Eurotunnel insisted its business has 'never been stronger' as it reported record traffic levels. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA

Eurotunnel enjoys record traffic despite Brexit vote

Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel yesterday shrugged off concerns over any negative impact from the Brexit vote as it insisted business has “never been stronger”.

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Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
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Theresa May is expected to favour a third runway at Heathrow. Picture: PA

Theresa May to allow ministers to criticise airport decision

Prime Minister Theresa May has put a final decision on on airport expansion in the south-east of England on hold to give ministers freedom to speak out against the government’s proposals in a move to head off possible Cabinet resignations.

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Abelio ScotRail's managing director has vowed to improve services. Picture: John Devlin

ScotRail set to make ‘incredible’ effort to improve punctuality

ScotRail is making an “incredible” effort to improve the punctuality of trains on Scotland’s railways, the head of the train company has said.

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The iconic Forth Bridge may not be as distinctive as we thought. Picture: Dan Philips

Nearly half of Britons fail to identify Forth Bridge

Scotland’s iconic Forth Bridge is having an identity crisis, after it was revealed that nearly half of Britons couldn’t identify it from a picture.

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The number of road accidents in Scotland has dropped sharply in the past 20 years - despite an increase in traffic. Picture: Phil Wilkinson / TSPL

Number of road deaths in Scotland falls by 17 per cent

The number of people killed on Scotland’s roads fell by 17 per cent last year, new figures have revealed.

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The drivers jobs proved popular. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

15,000 apply for jobs driving East Coast Virgin Trains

More than 15,000 people have applied for 78 jobs driving new trains being launched by Virgin.

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The new fleet of Virgin Azuma trains will enter service from 2018. Picture: Mikael Buck/Virgin Trains

More than 15,000 apply for Virgin train driver jobs

More than 15,000 people have applied to drive the new fleet of east coast mainline trains that will link Edinburgh and London.

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The works are scheduled to last a week. Picture: HeMedia

Drivers face disruptions over M8 closures lasting a week

Drivers could face disruptions on the M8 this month, as some sections face a series of closures lasting a whole week, while upgrading work is being done on overhead gantries.

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Forth Ports board members, led by chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin, right, on a tour of the Port of Rosyth. Picture: Peter Devlin

Forth Ports highlights Rosyth investment benefits

The benefits of a major investment in the Port of Rosyth on the back of the construction of the Queensferry Crossing were highlighted during a visit by board members – led by chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin – from owner Forth Ports yesterday.

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary said the Irish carrier has been hit by the slump in the pound. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Ryanair trims profit forecast amid plunging sterling

Ryanair today became the latest airline to warn over the impact of the plunging pound as it said full-year profits would take a hit.

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A British Airways plane  comes into land at Heathrow Airport.
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Pressure mounts on May to reveal preferred option for airport expansion

Theresa May will begin the week under pressure to reveal her preferred option for airport expansion with a compromise solution backing new runways at both Heathrow and Gatwick apparently off the table.

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Having taken on his current role in June, Wilson says John Menzies has started to find a pathway to growth and see its strategy bear fruit. Picture: Greg Macvean

Monday Interview: Giles Wilson, chief financial officer at John Menzies

CFO sees huge ASIG acquisition as key to group’s growth after some turbulence.

The dinghy had been sailing off the Edinburgh town when they suffered suspected equipment failure causing the mast to fail. Picture: RNLI

Two men rescued after dinghy capsizes in the Firth of Forth

A lifeboat crew were called out to rescue two men in the Firth of Forth on Sunday afternoon, after their dinghy capsized off Portobello.

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The incident happened on the A98 Buckie to Cullen road, near to its junction with the unclassified road leading to Findochty. Picture: John Devlin

77-year-old man killed in road crash in Moray

A 77-year-old man has died following a two-vehicle road collision in Moray.

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