Transport Scotland

£950m round of road maintenance contracts launched

The procurement process for the next generation of road maintenance contracts has been launched by Transport Scotland with the publication of the contract notices.

Published 24 September 2020

Kevin Hamilton named Scotland's new road works commissioner

Kevin Hamilton BSc CEng MCIHT has been appointed as Scottish Road Works Commissioner.

Published 4 September 2020

Options appraisal begins into A83 Rest and Be Thankful improvements

An appraisal of eleven options to improve the resilience of the A83 Rest and Be Thankful is under way.

Published 27 August 2020

Feasibility study for building at Ayr Train Station

An independent feasibility study is under way on the building at Ayr Train Station which includes the former station hotel.

Published 24 August 2020

Amey welcomes 250 new employees as Scottish South West contract goes live

More than 250 new Amey employees were welcomed to their new roles this week following the announcement by Transport Scotland that the infrastructure and highways services company will be the new provider to inspect, maintain and improve the motorways and trunk roads across the south west of Scotland.

Published 19 August 2020

Aberdeenshire Council makes technical objection to Laurencekirk project

Aberdeenshire Council has made a technical objection to one element of Transport Scotland’s proposed Laurencekirk Grade Separated Junction on the A90.

Published 17 August 2020

£10m City Deal funding approved for Glasgow’s High Street station revamp

Glasgow City Council has today approved an award of up to £10 million funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding to Transport Scotland for the planned refurbishment of High Street train station.

Published 6 August 2020

Funding for timber rail freight pilot

The Scottish Government has allocated £195,000 to Victa Railfreight to carry out a trial to transport timber by rail in the North of Scotland.

Published 6 August 2020

£10m provided for pop-up bus priority infrastructure

The Scottish Government is providing £10 million to support the rapid deployment of bus priority infrastructure by local authorities.

Published 17 July 2020

Forth Road Bridge to close for gantry removal

The Forth Road Bridge will close to traffic next month to allow two under-deck maintenance gantries on the suspended span to be removed and lowered by crane onto a barge below.

Published 30 June 2020

And finally... Kingston Bridge celebrates 50th birthday with listed structure bid

The 50th anniversary of the Kingston Bridge is being celebrated today with a bid to give the iconic structure listed as a structure of historic and architectural interest.

Published 26 June 2020

Pre-start activities to commence on transport projects

Contractors are to begin pre-start preparations on transport projects including the Queensferry Crossing, Forth Road Bridge and improvements to the M8, M73 and M74 as part of first phase of easing restrictions, Transport Scotland has announced.

Published 5 June 2020

Morrison Construction to deliver £8m Aberdeen station redevelopment

An £8 million redevelopment of Aberdeen station is to get under way once the current coronavirus restrictions make it safe to do so, ScotRail has announced.

Published 3 June 2020

£10m infrastructure funding to make essential travel and exercise safer during coronavirus

The Scottish Government is to fully fund a new infrastructure programme for pop-up walking and cycling routes or temporary improvements to existing routes to better enable physical distancing

Published 29 April 2020

Balfour Beatty to deliver Motherwell station redevelopment

Work on a new regional transport integration hub at Motherwell station is set to begin this year following the appointment of contractors Balfour Beatty.

Published 18 March 2020