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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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Caledonian MacBraynes Managing Director, Martin Dorchester.

We’ve made ‘compelling case’ for £1bn contract, says CalMac boss

The managing director of CalMac Ferries Ltd says he believes the firm has submitted an “outstanding” bid to run services in the Clyde and Hebrides for the next eight years.

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BEA air hostess Jill Morgan prepares to welcome passengers to a flight departing from Turnhouse in June 1955. Picture: TSPL

In pictures: Edinburgh airport celebrates 100th birthday

IT HAS welcomed millions of visitors, from celebrities to prime ministers, to Scotland’s capital, and played an important role in two world wars.

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Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Inquiry after air traffic control glitch delays flights

AN investigation has been launched after passengers were left facing a string of delays at Edinburgh Airport following a technical issue with air traffic control.

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Kids from St Andrews Primary school in Gorebridge greet the train as it arrives in to Newtongrange station. Picture: Lesley Martin

Borders Railway: Blink and miss ‘exaggerated’ scenery

IT promises to be an effortless way to travel – but blink and you could miss the best scenery.

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Taxi driver Dave Wilkinson will be installing a new CCTV security camera system inside his cab. Picture: Jane Barlow

Taxi CCTV cameras given council go-ahead

CCTV cameras are set to be installed in 40 black cabs for the first time to protect drivers – but they won’t be able to view the footage.

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Safety First have “mixed feelings”

The Safety First campaign have greeted the outcome of the Coastguard cuts battle with mixed feelings.

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MacNeil raises Coastguard concerns

SNP Westminster Transport spokesperson Angus MacNeil MP has described Scotland’s coastguard stations as the country’s “maritime insurance policy” as he warned against cuts and closures to stations at Scottish Questions.

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Coastguard to deliver petition to No.10

Representatives of Shetland Islands Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Coastguard Campaigners will be presenting petitions containing over 28,000 signatures to the Prime Minister on Tuesday.

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HM Coastguard tops reputation survey

HM Coastguard has achieved the highest score for public services in research on reputation carried out by the Reputation Institute (RI), it has emerged.

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Highland Council reaffirms its support for Stornoway Coastguard

The Highland Council has assured rescue staff in the Western Isles of its total support for the retention of a 24 x 7 coastguard service in Stornoway and the emergency towing vessel that patrols the Minches from its Stornoway base.

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Lobby continues over Coastguard cut plans

UK Shipping Minister, Mike Penning has acknowledged the unique nature of the West Coast during a brief visit to Stornoway.

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Allan hosts Holyrood meeting with Coastguard chiefs

Deep anxiety was expressed last night (Tuesday) at a Holyrood meeting between the Chief Coastguard, the Scottish Director of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and MSPs of all parties.

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Why Coastguard change is necessary

As the Transport Select Committee calls for a full inquiry into the proposed revamp of the Coastguard, its Chief Executive, Sir Alan Massey explains here some of the thinking behind the radical plans for reform of the emergency service.

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Holyrood to debate Coastguard closures

The UK Government’s devastating plans to cut the number of coastguard stations in Scotland will be debated in the Scottish Parliament today (Thursday).

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Inter-island air subsidy demise condemned

Both the Isles MP, Angus Macneil and Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan have condemned a Comhairle nan Eilean Siar move to scrap the subsidy and effectively end the inter island Barra to Benbecula air service.

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