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Transport secretary on the A9 dualling: 'If you're open with people, they can understand'

Transport secretary on the A9 dualling: 'If you're open with people, they can understand'

Transport secretary on the A9 dualling: 'If you're open with people, they can understand'

14 February 2024

Fiona Hyslop says she wants to be 'wise' on the issues of delays and funding but is determined to dual the road.


Fergus Ewing 'delighted' Fiona Hyslop is appointed transport secretary overseeing the A9

Fergus Ewing 'delighted' Fiona Hyslop is appointed transport secretary overseeing the A9

Fergus Ewing 'delighted' Fiona Hyslop is appointed transport secretary overseeing the A9

09 February 2024

The Inverness and Nairn MSP says of Humza Yousaf's pick that 'no one has put more effort into A9 dualling than Fiona'


WATCH A9 Inquiry: 'I hear what you are saying but I'm just not convinced'

WATCH A9 Inquiry: 'I hear what you are saying but I'm just not convinced'

WATCH A9 Inquiry: 'I hear what you are saying but I'm just not convinced'

07 February 2024

Fergus Ewing demands answers from Mairi McAllan about the 'complete failure to adhere to the very clear schedule.'


Transport secretary Mairi McAllan due to appear at the A9 dualling inquiry this week

Transport secretary Mairi McAllan due to appear at the A9 dualling inquiry this week

Transport secretary Mairi McAllan due to appear at the A9 dualling inquiry this week

05 February 2024

The probe is aimed at finding out what went wrong so mistakes are not repeated and ensuring the new 2035 dualling deadline is reached.


Transport minister to take part in A9 dualling stakeholder event in Inverness

Transport minister to take part in A9 dualling stakeholder event in Inverness

Transport minister to take part in A9 dualling stakeholder event in Inverness

02 February 2024

Sources confirm that on top of Transport Scotland’s announcement of drop-in sessions Fiona Hyslop as the ‘delivery plan takes to the road.’


Inverness Courier team shortlisted for two Regional Press Awards

Inverness Courier team shortlisted for two Regional Press Awards

Inverness Courier team shortlisted for two Regional Press Awards

01 February 2024

We're shortlisted for campaign of the year for Dual The A9, as well as the reporting communities award.


FERGUS EWING: It's about time Transport Scotland had an Inverness office

FERGUS EWING: It's about time Transport Scotland had an Inverness office

FERGUS EWING: It's about time Transport Scotland had an Inverness office

31 January 2024

Staff usually drive up and back on the same day or have to stay over in hotels – that does not seem a practical or effective, says our columnist.


A9 inquiry: MSP ‘really taken aback’ that the government knew for years the project was late

A9 inquiry: MSP ‘really taken aback’ that the government knew for years the project was late

A9 inquiry: MSP ‘really taken aback’ that the government knew for years the project was late

28 January 2024

Jackson Carlaw says there was ‘drift’ but ‘the rest of Scotland was left completely in the dark’ but still no clear answers.


A9 Inquiry: Reasons why the programme failed remain 'murky' amid government secrecy

A9 Inquiry: Reasons why the programme failed remain 'murky' amid government secrecy

A9 Inquiry: Reasons why the programme failed remain 'murky' amid government secrecy

24 January 2024

MSP Jackson Carlaw says 'drift' started in 2018 and the public was kept in the dark despite 'serious reservations and doubt' internally.


Scottish Government's 'lack of commitment' on A9 dualling blamed for unnecessary deaths and damage to the Highland economy

Scottish Government's 'lack of commitment' on A9 dualling blamed for unnecessary deaths and damage to the Highland economy

Scottish Government's 'lack of commitment' on A9 dualling blamed for unnecessary deaths and damage to the Highland economy

20 January 2024

A 'lack of commitment' on A9 dualling lies at the heart of a failure that has led to avoidable loss of life and damaged the Highlands' economy.


Scottish Government's "lack of commitment" on A9 dualling blamed for unnecessary deaths and damage to the Highland economy

Scottish Government's "lack of commitment" on A9 dualling blamed for unnecessary deaths and damage to the Highland economy

Scottish Government's "lack of commitment" on A9 dualling blamed for unnecessary deaths and damage to the Highland economy

20 January 2024

A “lack of commitment” on A9 dualling lies at the heart of a failure that has led to avoidable loss of life and damaged the Highlands' economy.


'Detailed timetable and plan needed over A9 dualling to avoid repeating past delays'

'Detailed timetable and plan needed over A9 dualling to avoid repeating past delays'

'Detailed timetable and plan needed over A9 dualling to avoid repeating past delays'

20 January 2024

Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart made the remarks in submissions' to the Scottish Government's dualling inquiry.


'No let up' in A9 dualling project, vows Transport secretary in committee evidence

'No let up' in A9 dualling project, vows Transport secretary in committee evidence

'No let up' in A9 dualling project, vows Transport secretary in committee evidence

19 January 2024

There will be no let up in the plan to complete the dualling of the A9, Scotland's Transport Secretary has vowed.


Scottish Parliament citizen's committee to take fresh evidence in inquiry into A9 dualling failures

Scottish Parliament citizen's committee to take fresh evidence in inquiry into A9 dualling failures

Scottish Parliament citizen's committee to take fresh evidence in inquiry into A9 dualling failures

18 January 2024

A Scottish Parliament citizen's committee will meet next week to take evidence as part of its ongoing inquiry into the A9 dualling project.


FERGUS EWING: Here’s hoping for a more boring year in politics!

FERGUS EWING: Here’s hoping for a more boring year in politics!

FERGUS EWING: Here’s hoping for a more boring year in politics!

02 January 2024

My job is to press the government to implement the A9 plan whilst listening carefully to industry about how in practice we ensure it can be delivered.


YOUR VIEWS: Thoughts on Scottish Government A9 dualling plans

YOUR VIEWS: Thoughts on Scottish Government A9 dualling plans

YOUR VIEWS: Thoughts on Scottish Government A9 dualling plans

31 December 2023

Readers respond to the new timetable aiming to complete A9 dualling from Inverness to Perth by 2035.


RHODA GRANT: A9 dualling statement was a missed opportunity

RHODA GRANT: A9 dualling statement was a missed opportunity

RHODA GRANT: A9 dualling statement was a missed opportunity

28 December 2023

It was an opportunity to make good on the promise made to the people of the Highlands, says region's Labour MSP.


WATCH: ‘At long last we have an announcement of an outline plan and that is welcome’

WATCH: ‘At long last we have an announcement of an outline plan and that is welcome’

WATCH: ‘At long last we have an announcement of an outline plan and that is welcome’

22 December 2023

After months of blistering criticism, Fergus Ewing says ‘we have to be ready in life to accept victory’ but he still has questions.


Viral Inverness Courier named among finalists for front page of the year

Viral Inverness Courier named among finalists for front page of the year

Viral Inverness Courier named among finalists for front page of the year

21 December 2023

The page showcased a gravestone marking the death of the SNP’s A9 dualling promise by 2025.


SARAH FYFE: This is not the end of our Dual The A9 campaign, it’s just the beginning

SARAH FYFE: This is not the end of our Dual The A9 campaign, it’s just the beginning

SARAH FYFE: This is not the end of our Dual The A9 campaign, it’s just the beginning

21 December 2023

The new completion date is still 10 years late, and our scepticism for promises being delivered remains.


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