Demonstration against private developers in Loch Lomond aims to rally support for public ownership
The Save Loch Lomond campaign hopes to raise public awareness of a proposed tourist resort that has been described as a “land grab”
PROTESTORS against a proposed tourist resort at Loch Lomond will rally this weekend to raise public awareness of the threat to one of Scotland’s most iconic natural vistas.
Own goal: Abellio-funded report seeking to undermine case for public ownership shows support for public-run rail
Abellio commissioned report signals attempted fightback against demands for public control
A NEW report authored by former UK transport minister Tom Harris and commissioned by ScotRail operator Abellio has found considerable support for public ownership of Scottish rail, despite an evident attempt to offset this demand against rail improvements.
Majority of Scots back public ownership of bus services, new poll finds
73 per cent of SNP voters in favour, compared to 9 per cent against
58 PER CENT of Scots believe bus services should be run by public operators, a new poll has found, increasing pressure on new Transport Secretary Michael Matheson to take action.
The Panelbase poll, commissioned by the Scottish Greens, found only 15 per cent believe buses should be run by private firms, with the remainder saying they don't know.
The poll also reveals a huge backing for public ownership among SNP voters, with 73 per cent in favour and just 9 per cent against.
TSSA slams Tory cuts to Scottish railways following launch of national investment strategy
Transport union asks if the Tories’ ideological commitment to the private sector will saddle Scotland’s railways with debt
THE TRANSPORT SALARIED STAFFS’ ASSOCIATION (TSSA) has condemned enormous cuts made to the funding of Scotland’s rail infrastructure by the UK Government, following the publication of the Scottish Government’s rail investment strategy for the next decade.
Publicly-owned and ethical: 'Transformative' Scottish national investment bank moves ahead
“The time for debate has passed,” says Nicola Sturgeon following publication of plan for the new national investment bank
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT will proceed with the establishment of a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB), which will be operating “in shadow form” by 2019, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Report: A Public Future for Scotland's Railways
In-depth report argues the Franchise system should be dismantled, with the railways run as a public service as part of an integrated transport strategy
SCOTLAND needs a fully publicly owned and operated rail system to meet the needs of rail users, a new report published by Common Weal and the Transport Union TSSA has argued.
Public transport revolution? Scot Gov for council bus control as ministers prepare rail bid
A framework for franchising of bus routes by local authorities to be established in new Transport Bill
FORTHCOMING legislation from the Scottish Government will create a framework to allow local authorities to take control of bus services.
The provisions, expected to be contained within the Transport Bill in the second half of this parliamentary term, come as the Scottish Government prepares a public bid to take over the running of Scotrail.
“Held to ransom”: Campaigners say bus service is driven by profit, not people
Social justice and environmental groups call for bus service re-regulation in government consultation
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH (FOE) Scotland, in partnership with Get Glasgow Moving, Unison Scotland and Unite Scotland are calling for supporters to respond to a Scottish Government consultation on bus service reform, in order to shift the balance of power away from private companies and towards public bodies.