STUC and Common Weal call for Ferguson Marine nationalisation to be part of long-term public infrastructure strategy
Finance Minister Derek Mackay said a government cash injection to Ferguson Marine without nationalisation, as proposed by current owner Jim McColl, would be “illegal” under EU state aid rules
Opposition parties criticise ‘piecemeal’ Transport Bill for lack of radicalism in parliament debate
While the Scottish Government’s Transport Bill passed at Stage 1, MSPs were dismayed by what many perceived as a lack of ambition
- The Scottish Government’s Transport Bill has passed at Stage 1
- Transport secretary Michael Matheson expresses his openness to the possibility of introducing and expanding publicly-owned bus services
- Green MSP John Finnie describes criticism of the workplace parking levy as “rank hypocrisy”
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.