Roads and Motorways

Scotland's Roads and Motorways

Loved ones pay final farewell to ‘brother and friend’ killed in Maybury horror crash

THE FAMILY of a man killed in a horrifying car crash have paid heartfelt tributes to “a brother and a friend” at an emotional funeral service in the capital.

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Road users' anger has led to a review of the penalties for botched repair work and unnecessary delays. Picture: John Devlin

Offenders face twice the fine for roadwork chaos

Fines for firms that cause misery on the roads by bungling roadworks would double to a maximum £100,000 under a new law.

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Scotland’s weather: Woman injured by falling debris in Storm Hector

Storm Hector left a trail of destruction as it swept across Scotland today, felling trees and sparking flood warnings.

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The number of people killed on Scotland's roads has fallen to a record low. Picture: Johnston Press

Road deaths in Scotland at record low in 2017

The number of people killed on Scotland’s roads has fallen to a record low.

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Video: Driverless cars to be tested on Scotland’s roads later this year

Driverless vehicles are to be tested in Scotland with a trial that could include delivery vehicles.

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Drivers face 25mph rush hour congestion on Queensferry Crossing

Commuters on the new £1.3 billion Queensferry crossing face rush hour congestion speeds of 25 mph, official figures have revealed.

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A bus can be a great way to see the countryside - if you can count on it coming.

Alastair Dalton: Travel is all about the joy of the ride

Travel should be an adventure - especially when so much of our daily transit can be a monotonous trudge.

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Police have managed to trace a woman who came to victims' aid in the aftermath of the crash which claimed one life. Picture: Jon Savage

Police trace woman who tended victims after Maybury crash

A female who came to the aid of victims of last Friday’s tragic Maybury crash has been traced by police.

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Police are in attendance. Picture: John Devlin

46-year-old man dies in South Lanarkshire crash

A man has died after his van came off the road in South Lanarkshire.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Public health minister Aileen Campbell takes Mary Duncan, 90, and Jim Taylor, 96,  for a spin at the Kelpies in Falkirk. Picture by Stewart Attwood

Cycling with the elderly scheme to go Scotland-wide

A Danish-inspired scheme to get elderly people out and about on people-carrying trishaws is to be extended across Scotland, it was announced today.

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Maybury Road closed for ‘as long as necessary’ following fatal crash

A MAJOR Capital road is expected to be closed for the rest of the afternoon after a four-car crash left one dead, police have said.

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The accident happened at Larkhall train station. Picture: Google Images

Pensioner dies in collision at Larkhall railway station

A 78-year-old man has died after his car crashed down a railway embankment and onto a train station platform.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The M8 motorway is undergoing gantry refurbishment. Picture: SWNS

Motorists face inflation-busting cost increases when police remove cars

Scots motorists face inflation-busting hikes of up to 25 per cent in the cost of having their vehicles removed by police if they’ve broken down or been involved in accident.

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Licensing car washes would ensure they paid tax and did not exploit workers. Picture: John Devlin

Licence scheme targets Scottish car wash slavery and pollution

Petrol retailers have welcomed moves to crack down on hand car washes after it was revealed they are the biggest source of labour exploitation in Scotland.

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The scene of the crash. Picture: Michael Gillen

Third person dies after horror road accident near Linlithgow

A third person has died following Tuesday’s horror road accident near Linlithgow, police have confirmed.

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Only a short section of the new road has opened so far. Picture: Transport Scotland

First major section of Aberdeen bypass opens next week

The first major section of the £745 million Aberdeen bypass is to open next week, Transport Scotland announced today.
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Police Scotland; Scottish Fire and Rescue; Scottish Ambulance and Air Ambulance rushed to the scene. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Two dead after horror road accident near Linlithgow

Two people have died and a number of others have been injured following a collision involving a car and an HGV lorry near Linlithgow.

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Two men have been charged following the raid.

HGV collision leaves two seriously injured near Linlithgow

Two people have been taken to hospital following a collision involving a car and an HGV lorry outside Linlithgow.

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The two-car crash happened on the B1348 between Longniddry Bents and Seton Sands. Picture: Google Maps

East Lothian coastal route reopens following two-car crash

The East Lothian coastal route has reopened following a two-car collision earlier today.

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A PARK(ing) Day in San Francisco. Photograph: Scott Beale/LaughingSquid.com

Road rage looms over deck chairs in Edinburgh parking bays

Parking spaces on one of Scotland’s busiest shopping streets are to be requisitioned next month by environmental campaigners for “more constructive” uses.

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