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New £300m rail link opens in Scotland

New £300m rail link opens in Scotland

13 December 2010 Rail & Coach News

Scotland is celebrating the opening of a new £300 million rail link which will see North Lanarkshire linked with West Lothian for the first time in half a century. The new 15-mile track will allow trains to run from the west of Scotland through Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh, via Airdrie and Bathgate.

Edinburgh to build £84m cruise terminal

Edinburgh to build £84m cruise terminal

29 September 2010 Cruise News

Edinburgh City Council has finalised funding arrangements for a proposed £84 million upgrade to the waterfront area of the city. Following negotiations the project has been granted the go-ahead to use future business rate revenues to fund the development.

Exclusive partnership adds garnish to Scotland’s heritage

Exclusive partnership adds garnish to Scotland’s heritage

11 August 2010 Press Release Tourism News

A partnership between two prestigious Scottish brands will add flavour to events at some of Scotland’s most beautiful historic properties, as the National Trust for Scotland and Heritage Portfolio Ltd join forces to provide five-star hospitality at four of Scotland’s famous heritage venues

£1bn Scottish rail electrification on track

£1bn Scottish rail electrification on track

5 July 2010 Rail & Coach News

A £1bn programme to electrify 200 miles of railway line in Scotland remains on track despite cuts elsewhere in the UK. While Network Rail has been forced to suspend track upgrades in England, Transport Scotland has confirmed the Glasgow-Edinburgh development will continue as planned.