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Leader: Slow down before rolling out more 20mph zones

The case for motorists to drive more slowly in built-up areas is strong and well supported; few would argue against strict speed limits, especially near schools and in densely populated housing estates.

Many drivers find observing the limit frustrating. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Insight: The case for 20mph zones

They do not take any notice – no-one pays any attention.” Some indignant residents are not happy with Edinburgh’s pioneering 20mph limit, nearly a year after it was spread to the wide, leafy streets of Inverleith.

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Bus ban on North Bridge unless £22m repairs carried out

BUSES and heavy lorries will have to be banned from Edinburgh's historic North Bridge unless millions of pounds of vital repairs are carried out, councillors have been warned.

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British Transport Police have removed the trespasser

Naked man brings trains to a halt at Edinburgh Waverley

Services between Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket face delays this morning due to streaker trespassing on the rail according to reports.


Scotland’s weather: Snow warning as ‘beast from the East’ hits

A blast of cold air from Russia is set to hit Scotland with the coldest February in five years as the Met Office issues a warning that the country will be hit by snow next week.

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A standard class carriage in ScotRail's new Class 385 electric trains. Picture: ScotRail

Alastair Dalton: Delayed new trains spell more pain before gain

New trains never work “out of the box”.

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The collision has closed a lane of the M8, Picture: Traffic Scotland

Delays on M8 after crash and broken down vehicle

DRIVERS are facing delays this afternnon after a crash on the M8.

Openreach engineers install fibre cabling near Edinburgh. Picture: Openreach

Broadband firms rapped and fined for worsening roadworks

Broadband firm Openreach was today fined the maximum £50,000 by the Scottish Road Works Commissioner for botched roadworks in its third penalty in six years.
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Nick Watson damaged his car on a pothole on the A82 near Bridge of Orchy. Picture: Centre Press

Motorist damages car in Highlands in ‘bath’ sized pothole

A motorist was pictured sitting in a pothole which is “big enough to have a bath in” after he smashed his car into it.

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Grangemouth is Scotland's largest container terminal and one of its busiest commercial ports. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Brexit poses ‘significant’ questions for Scotland’s ports

Brexit raises “significant” questions for Scotland’s maritime economy and the future of its ports, industry figures have warned.

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Steam trains at Waverley Station (1949). The Edinburgh-Glasgow line was Scotland's first inter city railway. Picture: TSPL

From the archive: Edinburgh-Glasgow train line opens 176 years ago

ON 21 February 1842, ­Scotland’s first inter-city railway, the Edinburgh-Glasgow mainline, opened to ­regular traffic.

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ScotRail passengers hit by major signalling disruption

Thousands of ScotRail passengers suffered major disruption today after more than 100 trains were cancelled because of four faults across the Central Belt.

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Network Rail say 2500 staff will be working around the clock to complete the works. Picture: Contributed

Network Rail ‘will work around clock’ to finish £23m upgrades

Network Rail has announced that engineers will be working around the clock over the Easter period to complete 23 million pounds worth of Scottish railway upgrades.

Ayr Main Street. Picture: Google

Man jailed for savage attack on Golden Retriever in Ayr

A MAN who battered a dog unconscious and threw it onto a road has today been jailed and banned from keeping animals.

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Video: Man arrested after digger crashes into Buckie building

A man has been arrested after a digger crashed into a building in a Moray town.

The lifeboats (like the one pictured)  helped rescue the stricken cargo ship. Picture: Garry Knight\Wikimedia

Lifeboats rescue stricken cargo ship off coast of Skye

Lifeboats have helped rescue a 1,200-tonne cargo ship which broke down off the coast of Skye.

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The new Hitachi trains have yet to come into service. Photograph: SNS

Railway chief targets Edinburgh-Glasgow in 39 minutes

The head of Scotland’s railway wants to cut Edinburgh-Glasgow journeys to just 39 minutes as a “game- changer” to attract more passengers.

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ScotRail passengers face disruption

Signal fault causing disruption on Glasgow to Kilmarnock trains

Train passengers are facing delays tonight because of a signal fault.

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ScotRail will lose four of its class 170 trains at the end of February. Picture: Ian Georgeson

ScotRail forced to halve carriages on some Edinburgh-Glasgow trains

Passengers on ScotRail’s busiest rail route face major overcrowding because some of its busiest trains are to lose half their carriages, The Scotsman has learned.
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Drivers have been warned to expect delays on the M8. Stock image

Traffic diversion in place for M8 resurfacing works at Glasgow Airport

A weekend contraflow system is to be put in place as work resumes on the resurfacing of the M8 Eastbound from Junction 29 to 28.

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