Roads and Motorways

Scotland's Roads and Motorways

Raptor puts Scots car making back on the road

In a former air base canteen in East Lothian, an assembly line is taking shape to launch Scotland’s first volume car production in more than 30 years.

Part of Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow will be narrowed to create more pedestrian and cycle space. Picture: Glasgow City Council

Alastair Dalton: Walkers competing with cars for more space in cities

They are greener and perhaps safer than other cars, but if the future of our most popular form of transport is electric self-driving models, they still pose one major problem.

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A total of 2,220 kilometres of A-road in Scotland was in need of repairs, the analysis found, while a further 2,571 of B-road required attention. Picture: Neil Hanna

A third of Scotland’s roads are deemed to be in need of repair

Around a third of Scotland’s roads are in need of repair, an investigation has revealed.

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Scotland is set for more grim weather.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Spring lies ahead after ‘mini beast from the east’ blows through

A so-called “mini beast from the east” is expected to bring more snow to parts of Scotland and northern England on Saturday night.

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Emergency services are attending the scene.

M9 in Stirling closed after serious road crash

The M9 is closed Eastbound at Junction 9 Bannockburn due to a serious accident.

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Roadworks in Edinburgh.

Public back up to £100,000 fines for botched roadworks

Doubling maximum fines for firms who botch roadworks to £100,000 has won approval in a public consultation.

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A self-driving car traverses a parking lot at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Picture: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images

Driverless cars ‘will be on Scotland’s roads in 2021’

The idea of electrically powered, driverless cars patrolling the highways and byways of Scotland was once confined to the realms of science fiction.

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Tram inquiry: Project chiefs ‘knew completion deal was poor value’

CITY council tram negotiators signed a deal to get the troubled project back on track despite knowing it was not good value, one of the key figures has admitted.

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An elderly woman was killed following a three-car collision in Lanarkshire. Picture: John Devlin

Elderly woman killed in three-car collision named by police

An elderly woman who died in a three-car crash on a Lanarkshire road has been named by police.


SNP minister Humza Yousaf raises ‘concerns’ over free bus passes

Scotland’s transport minister has been accused of “freely admitting” a potential shake-up over free bus travel after he raised “concerns” over their long-term sustainability.

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Potholes have become a blight on Scotland's roads and a trial taking place in Fife could pose a solution. Picture: Jon Savage

Fife considers using recycled plastic bags, bottles to fill potholes

An innovative new trial could see discarded fizzy drinks bottles being used to fill potholes in Scottish roads as a stronger and greener alternative to traditional tarmac.

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Fresh snow brings travel disruption across Scotland

Fresh snowfall brought more travel disruption to Scotland today with delays on major roads and flood warnings.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Lothian Buses central garage and met hero bus driver Charmaine Laurie, Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Nicola Sturgeon: Bus driver who averted snow disaster a ‘local hero’

AN Edinburgh bus driver who rose to fame after dramatically averting disater in the snow has won the backing of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Scotland’s weather: More snow expected during further yellow warning

Parts of Scotland are set for more snowy downpours until Tuesday afternoon - with the public urged to remain vigilant against the extreme conditions.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf: ‘Not acceptable’ for wages to be docked for weather no-show

It is unacceptable for employers to try and dock the wages of workers who could not travel during last week’s red weather warning, Scotland’s Transport Minister has said.

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A lone lorry braves the M876. Picture: PA

Scotland’s weather: Sunday’s transport disruption prospects

There will be a limited number of trains operating today and many minor roads will stay closed, but airports hope to operate most flights.


Snowy Scotland to thaw, but disruption to drag into next week

Snowbound Scotland can finally look forward to a slow thaw but significant disruption is expected to drag on into next week.

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Revealed: The Edinburgh bus driver who averted snow disaster

A HERO bus driver has told of the heart-stopping moment she skilfully averted tragedy on the Capital’s treacherous roads.

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Electric bikes are due to become widely available in Edinburgh with the launch of a hire scheme this summer. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Alastair Dalton: Prepare for the electric bike revolution

No one is going anywhere fast just now, after the entire Central Belt was properly smothered with snow for the first time in two decades.

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Scotland’s weather: Amber warning extended until Friday morning

The Amber weather warning in place has been extended until Friday morning at 10am as snow continues to wreak havoc across Scotland.

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