Roads and Motorways

Scotland's Roads and Motorways

Update: Lane re-opened after M8 four-car crash

POLICE were called to a crash involving four vehicles on the M8.

First snow of the season is expected overnight. Picture: Toby Williams

Scotland’s weather: First winter snowfall to hit Edinburgh and Glasgow

The first significant snowfall of the season is expected to hit parts of Scotland overnight - and could cause some disruption for the morning commute.

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A cycle hire bike. Picture: John Devlin.

Edinburgh cycle hire scheme to include electric bikes

Electric bikes to help riders up Edinburgh’s hills are to feature in the capital’s long-awaited cycle hire scheme to be launched next summer.

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Police Scotland are calling for anyone with information to come forward. Picture: John Devlin

Pedestrian killed in crash between car and motorbike

A pedestrian has died in a collision involving a motorcycle and a car.

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Dameon MacPhee with his young son. Picture: Police Scotland

A96 crash victim, 23, named by police

Police have named the man who died following a road collision on the A96 as Dameon MacPhee.

The view that may soon be on offer to visitors with hi-tech VR headsets. Photographs: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Virtual reality headsets considered for Forth Road Bridge visitors

Virtual reality headsets to give Forth Road Bridge visitors the sensation of roaming the bridge and climbing the towers are being considered as part of tourism plans for the crossing.

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Directions to some venues are not as clear or helpful as these signs at Stow in the Borders. Picture: Kimberley Powell

Alastair Dalton: Pedestrians are being treated like weird social deviants

The lack of signs for pedestrians at major venues in Scotland is shocking, writes Alastair Dalton.

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Transport minister Humza Yousaf with the new vehicles. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Nimble crash recovery truck added to winter roads fleet

A new all-terrain vehicle has been drafted in to help clear crashes quicker as part of the latest winter weather fleet unveiled by Transport Scotland today.

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It is hoped the creation of the South City Way will encourage more people to cycle Glasgows streets. Picture: Jamie Forbes

Joint junction planned in Glasgow for cyclists and motorists

Plans for what is thought to be the UK’s first segregated junction for bikes are being devised for a busy Glasgow street, The Scotsman has learned,

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The A82 at Inveruglas

Motorists set for 55-mile detour during A82 Loch Lomond roadworks

Drivers are facing a 55-mile detour as one of Scotland’s most scenic roads is closed for a major overhaul.

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Picture: Wikimedia

Drivers hit by 55-mile diversion due to A82 roadworks

One of Scotland’s busiest roads is closing for 11 days, causing a 55-mile diversion for drivers.

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Three-point turns out, satnavs in for new driving test

Learner drivers face the added challenge of using satnavs and negotiating more rural roads from next month in the biggest shake-up of the driving test for 20 years.

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Stones from the disused bridge were used for the bat house. Picture: BEAR Scotland

Old Highland bridge rebuilt as bat shelter on Road to the Isles

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Green MSPs want more of the Scottish Government's transport budget to be spent on creating dedicated cycle lanes. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Greens call for 10% of transport budget to be spent on walking and cycling

The Scottish Government should dedicate at least 10 per cent of its transport budget on walking and cycling, Green MSPs have said.

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Beith Road bridge in Dalry, Ayrshire. Picture: Network Rail

Ayrshire bridge most bashed in Scotland

A Dalry bridge is Scotland’s most bashed, with 57 lorries hitting the low Beith Road bridge since 2009.

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The entrance to Buchanan Street Subway station in Glasgow. The underground network has been extensively refurbished. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Scotland’s best civil engineering projects revealed

The modernisation of a 120-year-old underground railway and the long-awaited completion of the M8 motorway have been named among the best civil engineering projects in Scotland.

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Dundee Sheriff Court.

Jail for Dundee L-driver who fled scene after hitting teenager

A learner driver who sped through quiet streets before crashing into a teenage woman as she crossed the road, leaving her with life-threatening injuries, before fleeing the scene has been jailed for two years.

Picture: SWNS

Poppies placed on pyramids beside M8 at Bathgate

Three giant poppies have been painted on to The Pyramids by the side of the M8 near Bathgate, West Lothian ahead of the launch of PoppyScotland’s annual Poppy Appeal which helps former servicemen and women.

Picture; Traffic Scotland

Sheriffhall Roundabout reopened as breakdown cleared

Police have reopened Sheriffhall Roundabout and cleared a breakdown that had led to lengthy delays across the Capital.

The accident happened on the A803, Falkirk Road. Picture: Google Maps

Cyclist ‘seriously injured’ in road collision with bus

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision on the A803.

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