Our Plan for Scotland

Broadening and strengthening Scotland's transport network

Broadening and strengthening Scotland's transport network

Even with the best will in the world Scotland will not be able to have low-carbon transport everywhere straightaway.

We will need to continue to invest in other forms of transport to secure safety, regional connections and social equity. We will:

  • Make strategic investments to improve roads safety and quality, for example taking forward plans to improve the A82, A9 and A96 amongst others;
  • Increase the support for ferry routes serving the Northern Isles, including a cut of 50 per cent in ferry fares between the Northern Isles and the mainland, matching the fare cuts recently enacted on the West Coast and reversing the decline in support for the northern routes;
  • Reintroduce the Air Discount Scheme for business travel from the islands;
  • Retain the concessionary bus pass.