Skye Bridge tolls

Skye Bridge tolls

Blow in fight over toll 'crimes'

THE First Minister has dashed hopes of campaigners fighting to quash the criminal records of 130 people who refused to pay the Skye bridge tolls.

Cost of axing Scotland's road bridge tolls put at £42 million

ABOLITION of bridge tolls in Scotland would cost at least £42 million, The Scotsman has learned.

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Axed Skye tolls bring £100m boost and halt exodus of young

THE scrapping of tolls on the Skye Bridge is helping to keep young people in the Highlands, according to a new report.

Historic crossing

A HISTORIC ferry service to Skye yesterday made its first crossing since being taken over by the community.

Bid to overturn bridge fines

HIGHLAND Council is to urge Scotland's top law officer to reconsider the convictions of 130 campaigners who refused to pay the Skye bridge toll, despite some councillors opposing the move.

Minister threatened with police action over Skye Bridge row

TAVISH Scott, the transport minister, has been threatened with being reported to the police in an ongoing row over the prosecution of Skye Bridge protesters.

Skye toll protesters hope ancient laws will overturn convictions

Protesters hope centuries-old acts of parliament will help overturn 130 convictions for non-payment of Skye Bridge tolls, which were scrapped by the Scottish Executive last December.

More going over for free to Skye

MORE drivers than ever are crossing the Skye Bridge, a decade after it was built, new figures show.

More drivers go over for free to Skye

MORE drivers than ever are crossing the Skye Bridge, a decade after it was built, new figures show.

Skye haulier demands £500,000 refund of bridge tolls

A ROAD haulier from Skye is seeking the return of half a million pounds he paid to enable his ten lorries to cross the bridge during the controversial tolling regime.

Let's scrap these bridge tolls now

FOR more than a year, the Scottish Executive has been looking at the question of road tolls over Scotland's bridges. The first phase of that review saw, at Christmas, the Executive remove the "discredited" Skye bridge tolls.

Hundreds more going toll-free over the bridge to Skye

SKYE is starting to see the benefit of a toll-free bridge, with traffic up by more than a third since the controversial charges were scrapped.

Documents 'show Skye tolls regime was illegal'

CAMPAIGNERS claim that documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act prove that the Skye Bridge toll regime, which was scrapped last year, was operating illegally, and they are demanding a public inquiry.

Skye Bridge protesters to celebrate a toll-free 2005

SKYE Bridge protesters are to celebrate the scrapping of tolls tonight with a New Year celebration.

Skye Bridge deal is an Executive cop-out

MERRY Christmas, Scotland. The First Minister has wrapped the Skye Bridge in a ribbon and handed it to all of us. It has been nationalised, its tolls abolished and made free to the nation for the first time.

Darkness falls on unloved landmark

WHILE the lights started to go on as the villages of Kyle and Kyleakin awoke yesterday morning, one building remained significantly in darkness.

Skye bridge tolls scrapped after long battle

TOLLS on the Skye road bridge were today scrapped by the Scottish Executive.

Skye tolls activist to join Executive review

SUCCESSIVE governments have seen him as the main thorn in the flesh over tolls on the Skye bridge.

Scrap tolls or I quit, warns Lib Dem MSP

THE Highland MSP John Farquhar Munro has threatened to quit the Liberal Democrats if the Skye Bridge tolls are not scrapped by Christmas.

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