Roads and Motorways

Scotland's Roads and Motorways

Alastair Dalton: Selfish school-run parkers must be removed

Being a parent can make you as selfish about road safety as some drivers are about ignoring parking regulations.

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Hope Street is among Glasgow city centre's most polluted streets. Picture: John Devlin

Dirty engine buses face Glasgow city centre ban

Buses lacking the cleanest diesel engines would be the first vehicles to be banned from Glasgow city centre under anti-pollution measures due to be introduced next year.

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Stornoway has seen an increase of motorhome users. Picture: Contributed

Islands MSP suggests ‘motorhome levy’ for campervan tourists

An MSP has suggested to the Scottish Government that they should consider a ‘motorhome levy’ to help Scotland’s island communities deal with the vast increase in the use of the vehicles by holidaymakers.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 11
Badgers in the north east of Scotland will benefit from the new bridges. PIC: Flickr/Creative Commons/Ellis Lawrence.

Animal-only bridges to be built over Aberdeen bypass

Wildlife bridges and mammal underpasses will built on the new Aberdeen bypass to ensure safe passage of animals in the North East.

Aberdeen & North East 5
The completion of the Queensferry Crossing has sparked widespread interest in the Forth and its bridges. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Ministers ‘found wanting’ over Forth bridges visitor centre

Ministers have been accused of missing out on the expected Queensferry Crossing tourist boom by failing to establish a Forth bridges visitor centre in time for its opening.

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Pedal for Scotland riders in coned-off Maddiston, near Linlithgow, on Sunday. Picture Michael Gillen

Alastair Dalton: Boosting cycling’s popularity must keep everyone on side

It might have seemed just a jaunt through the countryside between Edinburgh and Glasgow for a few keen cyclists, but Sunday’s Pedal for Scotland was a huge operation.

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Long delays on Queensferry crossing.

Long delays at Queensferry Bridge on opening weekend for vehicles

Motorists can expect long delays of around 30 minutes at the Queensferry Crossing.

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Traffic queues to get on to the Queensferry Crossing. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Half hour tailbacks as Queenferry Crossing reopens

The reopening of the Queensferry Crossing was hit by extensive delays today, with motorists facing half hour-long queues as traffic adjusted to the new road layout.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Nicola Sturgeon admitted plans to ban some older high-polluting cars could prove  unpopular but said it had to be done.

Three-quarters of Scotland’s diesel cars face city centres ban

Drivers of most diesel cars would fall foul of ministers’ plans to curb air pollution in Scotland’s cities.

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Warning of more long delays when Queensferry Crossing re-opens tomorrow

Drivers are warned of more long delays into the weekend after the Queensferry Crossing re-opens for good tomorrow.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians 22
Wednesday 5th September will be the last day that cars will be allowed on the bridge. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Last chance for car drivers to cross Forth Road Bridge

It has carried nearly 850 million vehicles, been open since the Rolling Stones released their debut album and is about to carry its last car.

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LJ Jackson was on his bike when he suffered facial and leg injuries in the collision on Cornhill Terrace, Aberdeen.

Boy, 8, hurt in hit-and-run by ‘heartless’ moped rider

The family of an eight-year-old boy left seriously injured in a hit-and-run d has called for the “heartless” moped rider to be brought to justice.

Fingask Castle in Perthshire. 
Picture: Robert Perry

Tributes paid to ‘true character’ who died in crash at wedding

Tributes have been paid to a wedding guest described as “a true character” who died in a car crash in the grounds of a picturesque castle.

The Borders railway reopened in September 2015.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Revealed: 1 in 7 Borders Railway services axed or cancelled

COMMUTERS travelling on the Borders Railway have been forced to put up with one in seven trains being cancelled or delayed since the service opened two years ago, new 
figures reveal.

Morning traffic crosses the new Queensferry Crossing as it opens. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Major security operation as 50,000 people walk over Queensferry Crossing

Security checks, bag searches and stringent restrictions face the 50,000 people who have won places to walk across the Queensferry Crossing today and tomorrow.

The Forth Road Bridge could become a popular film and TV location.

Forth Road Bridge could become attraction and film location

Spectacular plans for glass lifts to a viewing platform at the top of the Forth Road Bridge have been devised, The Scotsman can reveal.


Alastair Dalton: Queensferry Crossing opening plans won’t please all

Bleary eyed commuters finding themselves back on the Forth Road Bridge this morning may wonder if driving over the Queensferry Crossing had been a dream, such is the stop-start nature of the bridge’s opening timetable.


Long queues continue on day two of Queensferry Crossing

Traffic queues continued to plague the approaches to the Queensferry Crossing on its second day.


Drivers cause traffic chaos on Queensferry Crossing first day

Gridlock greeted the opening of the Queensferry Crossing, with close to 100,000 vehicles thought to have used the bridge on its first day.

What you need to know if you are using your phone as a sat nav.

How to avoid a £200 fine for using your satnav while driving

It’s no secret that many driver use their mobile as a satnav in their car, with Google traffic updates and instant updates often proving very popular.

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