Transport Scotland

Type: Organization
Name: Transport Scotland
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Government buyout of Prestwick Airport condemned

EDINBURGH Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar yesterday condemned the Scottish Government takeover of ailing Prestwick Airport, which he said must "stand on its own two feet". EDINBURGH Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar yesterday condemned the Scottish ... [Published The Scotsman - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Tram link plan to be considered

:00TRAMS which run on rail lines could be considered for a service to Renfrew.Ministers are considering a new link between Glasgow Airport and the city centre — just five years after axing the planned rail line to the terminal.Keith Brown, Scottish Transport ... [Published Paisley Gazette - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Power cut caused by "transient" fault

Drivers negotiate Inverness city centre without traffic lights during the power cut.The cause of the massive blackout across the north of Scotland still remains a mystery, according to the Scottish government.At an emergency meeting chaired by First Minister ... [Published Inverness Courier - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sweet charity supports pathway

A new pathway to link Blackness and Bo’ness is to be completed thanks to a share of an £845,000 funding boost.The cash, from transport charity Sustrans, will be used for two phases of the Blackness to Bo’ness path link and will complete the John Muir ... [Published Linlithgow Gazette - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

'Transient fault' caused power cut

The mass power outage which affected around 205,000 homes across the Highlands and Islands was caused by a "transient fault", according the Scottish Government.Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) has visually inspected 56 miles of ... [Published Southern Reporter - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Junction Campaign heading to Holyrood

The A937/A90 junction campaign group are planning a protest outside parliament and are heading to Holyrood next Thursday April 24.The protest has been organised by campaign driving force Jill Fotheringham.Currently there is an ‘Access to Laurencekirk’ ... [Published Kincardineshire Observer - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 4 reports

Report exposes 'huge disparity' in railway spending

The amount of money spent on the railways varies widely from England to Scotland and Wales, according to a report from industry regulators. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) found a "huge disparity" between Government spending in different parts of ... [Published itv.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Progress Continues On Queensferry Crossing

Progress is continuing on the Queensferry Crossing, it has been announced.Providing an update on the ambitious project, Transport Scotland said the 6,000-tonne steel viaduct deck of the bridge had now reached almost 200 metres since December 2013.The ... [Published Build Scotland.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 3 reports

Haudagain uncertainty has hung over residents ‘too long’

An Aberdeen councillor has criticised the national roads agency for the length of time it has taken to select plans for improvements to Haudagain roundabout.Transport Scotland said yesterday that proposals for easing congestion at the traffic blackspot ... [Published Press and Journal - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Privateer rail giants subsidised to the tune of £4 billion

Office of Rail Regulation reveals public money is still lining shareholders' pocketsA huge £4 billion of public money is still being thrown at the private railway industry — much of which is going straight into shareholders’ pockets, a new report revealed ... [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Haudigan Plans To Go On Public Display

Posted on Tuesday, 15th April 2014 at 12:19Plans for improvements to the Haudigan Roundabout will go to public consultation next week, it’s been confirmed.A preferred plan has been chosen for the works, and is due to be put on display on Thursday the ... [Published Original 106 - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 3 reports

A82 Pulpit Rock Work Continues

Construction work is to continue on the A82 Pulpit Rock Improvement Scheme, Transport Scotland has said.The work will include a number of overnight road closures. These have been scheduled for 28 April to 4 May, and 10 May to 16 May. As a result, the ... [Published Build Scotland.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]

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A spokesman for Dundee City Council said air links were crucial for the city’s regeneration. "We are keen to find a longer-term service to connect Dundee and London, and the council is in the process of attracting an operator under a Public Service Obligation."
"Every airport in the Central Belt should be standing on its own two feet."

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Government buyout of Prestwick Airport condemned [Published The Scotsman - 14 hours ago]
Edinburgh Airport boss slams takeover of Prestwick [Published The Scotsman - 22 hours ago]
Tram link plan to be considered [Published Paisley Gazette - Apr 19 2014]
Airport boss hits out at state aid [Published BBC - Apr 19 2014]
Highlands blackout blamed on a ‘transient fault’ [Published The Scotsman - Apr 18 2014]
Kingussie shock for electric car couple [Published Strathspey & Badenoch Herald - Apr 18 2014]
Loch Lomond jewel in the crown "tarnished" by l... [Published Daily Record - Apr 18 2014]
Power cut caused by "transient" fault [Published Inverness Courier - Apr 18 2014]
Sweet charity supports pathway [Published Linlithgow Gazette - Apr 18 2014]
Mass power cut that affected 205,000 homes caus... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 18 2014]
Power outage update [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Apr 17 2014]
'Transient fault' caused power cut [Published Southern Reporter - Apr 17 2014]
Bikers encouraged to 'roll off the throttle' th... [Published Police Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
Junction Campaign heading to Holyrood [Published Kincardineshire Observer - Apr 17 2014]
Progress Continues On Queensferry Crossing [Published Build Scotland.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
‘Huge’ difference in train subsidies across UK [Published The Scotsman - Apr 16 2014]
England lags behind over £4 billion rail subsid... [Published Telegraph - Apr 16 2014]
Publicly-owned East Coast Mainline rail service... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
Privateer rail giants subsidised to the tune of... [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 16 2014]
Report exposes 'huge disparity' in railway spen... [Published itv.com - Apr 16 2014]
England lags behind over rail cash [Published Wharfvalley - Apr 16 2014]
Rail report shows huge disparity in government ... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 16 2014]
England lags behind over rail cash [Published Southern Reporter - Apr 16 2014]
UK Highways Agency Confirms Electric Car Wirele... [Published PluginEurope.com - Apr 15 2014]
English rail passengers receive smallest taxpay... [Published Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
Rail campaign continues to gather steam [Published Fife Today - Apr 15 2014]
Haudigan Plans To Go On Public Display [Published Original 106 - Apr 15 2014]
Tourism hotspots to be closed off to traffic [Published Inverness Courier - Apr 15 2014]
Glasgow Airport Rail Link could be delivered un... [Published Rail Technology Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
Haudagain Design To Go On Display [Published Build Scotland.co.uk - Apr 15 2014]
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