Eight Options for Nairn Bypass

November 12, 2013 · Filed Under Moray, Nairn, Roads, Transport 

The BBC reported today that Transport Scotland have put to consultation the (eventual) planned upgrade to the A96, and Nairn Bypass appears in the plans. Transport Scotland have included a number of documents online here. One of the surprises is that there are no less than 8 different bypass options for Nairn. Certainly it’s a […]

Lossiemouth Spaceport mooted again

May 18, 2012 · Filed Under Business, Development, Transport 

More talk about Lossiemouth being a location for a spaceport in the UK – though no definite plans, just talk at this stage: Britain ‘should have own spaceport’ Britain should have its own spaceport where satellites and intrepid travellers could be blasted into orbit, according to business leaders. Such a move would help the successful […]

Inverness airport flying to Siciliy with Newmarket Holidays

March 10, 2011 · Filed Under Tourist, Transport 

Looks like Newmarket Holidays have added Sicily as a holiday destination flying from Inverness airport for 2011. That’s a nice change because it appears to offer more of a family experience holiday. In other words, beaches, pools, as well as culture. Which Newmarket’s holidays abroad tend not to offer (except the holidays to Jersey – […]

News round up

January 4, 2011 · Filed Under Moray, Nairn, Transport, Weather 

Well, the snow has finally gone – it’s been a week actually – after we spent most of December living in a white landscape. Truth be told, everything had been white for so long, it was a bit strange to see green again. News reports suggested that it was a record-breaking December for the cold […]

More fatalities on the A9

November 15, 2010 · Filed Under Transport 

Sad to see the past few days already seeing various accidents along the A9 between Perth and Inverness, with two people reportedly killed today at an area just undergoing dualling because of being a notorious accident blackspot. Two dead in car crash on A9 near Dalwhinnie Parents are badly injured as car leaves A9 Transport […]

Fly Inverness to Amsterdam with Flybe?

September 20, 2010 · Filed Under Business, Development, Transport 

Now here’s some really interesting news from the BBC – the possibility that Flybe are about to add a route from Inverness airport to Amsterdam: Direct flights between Inverness and Amsterdam could be up and running by next summer, according to airline Flybe. It said it was close to concluding a deal with possible partners […]

A9 closed in Central Scotland

February 25, 2010 · Filed Under Roads, Transport, Weather 

Central Scotland and Aberdeen seem to be taking the brunt of the bad weather at present, with the A9 closed in Perthshire and Hundreds stuck in snow on A9 in Perthshire according to the BBC: Hundreds of motorists are stuck on the A9 in Perthshire by heavy snow and fallen electricity lines, police said. The […]

A96 closed: between Elgin and Forres

January 29, 2010 · Filed Under Moray, Transport 

Just a heads up that apparently there’s was a three-vehicle accident on the A96 between Elgin and Forres this morning, which has closed both lanes of the A96. So if you were planning to drive towards Elgin or Forres today, be aware that the A96 remains closed between them, and traffic problems are likely around […]

Inverness airport business park gets go ahead

January 20, 2010 · Filed Under Business, Nairn, Transport 

The BBC reports that the Highland Council have approved the business park at Inverness Airport at long last, despite objections from Croy and Ardesier community councils. I know there have been concerns about developments around the airport in case it needs to expand at some point in the future – but it’s worth remembering that […]

Driving through Frozen Scotland

January 3, 2010 · Filed Under Roads, Transport, Weather 

When we arranged to spend Christmas week with relatives down south, we could never have expected the weather conditions to be as severe as they were. It’s not just the roads that were bad: roads, rail links, and airports across the UK were disrupted or closed because of heavy snow and freezing temperatures. Driving through […]

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