Sign up for the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge

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How sustainably does your workforce travel? Many employees commute to work, and make business trips, by a variety of modes including walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing among others. Technology even allows people to reduce the need to travel altogether by allowing working from home and teleconferencing into meetings. Did you know you can actually get rewarded for this? …

New timetable brings increased rail options for north east travellers

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New rail services between Aberdeen and Montrose are increasing flexibility for travellers in the north-east of Scotland by offering more than 5,000 additional seats on a daily basis. The winter 2018 timetable launched by Scotrail on Sunday (Sun, Dec 9) has increased daily services available at Montrose, Laurencekirk, Stonehaven and Portlethen. These include a new hourly service between Aberdeen and …

In the dark about road safety?

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With the clocks going back and as we head into Winter, many more of us are travelling in reduced daylight. In addition to low sun and often poor weather conditions, the reduced visibility coupled with increased pedestrian volume and movement visiting city centre premises, means that sadly the number of pedestrian road safety collisions are at their highest during this …

Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, let’s go!

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It might seem like some of the shops have been speaking about Christmas since summer ended(!) but here we are with just 50 sleeps to go! With Christmas shopping, catching up with friends and attending festive events, it’s no wonder the city centre gets busier as the days count down. Take the hassle out of your festive travel this year, …

Smarter Travel Roadshow comes to Westhill

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Are you looking to save money on your travel costs? Maybe you’d like to reduce emissions too? Come along to the Smarter Travel Roadshow and find out how! The roadshow will be at Abercrombie Court, Prospect Road, Westhill, from 8th to 12th October (10am to 4pm each day). It’s free and open to all! At the roadshow will be: Aberdeenshire …

Inflatable Fun at In Town Without My Car Day 2018

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Inflatable fun will return to Aberdeen city centre to celebrate In Town Without My Car Day. A bungee run, a giant boot camp course and a helter skelter are just a few of the free, family activities on offer at the annual event. Taking place in Union Street, Belmont Street and Little Belmont Street from 10am to 4.30pm on Sunday …

Collective Voice Sought for North-east Cycling

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A new conference which seeks to generate a collective voice for cyclists in the North-east is set to take place next month. The inaugural event, hosted by regional transport partnership Nestrans, will discuss the development of a new group that will represent and give platform to a shared voice for cycling interests across the area. Open to cyclists and budding …

Can you solve the treasure trails riddle?

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Do you fancy solving a puzzle? Treasure trail maps are available in six Aberdeenshire towns containing clues which once all six have been completed reveal a famous location. The maps are available in libraries at Banchory, Banff, Macduff, Oldmeldrum, Stonehaven and Westhill. The trail consists of six clues which must be solved by walking the route. Once they have been …

Don’t just look – See

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Help keep our roads safe for all users – Don’t just look – See. Research from 2012-2016 shows a trend of increased cycling casualties on Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire roads over the summer months. Working together for safer travel, Road Safety North East Scotland and Getabout have united to highlight safety concerns to both cyclists and vehicle drivers. Over 50% …

Major work to double-track railway between Aberdeen and Dyce set to begin

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Aberdeen and Dyce set to begin Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock from mid-May to deliver a multi-million-pound upgrade to the railway between Aberdeen and Dyce. From May 12 to August 20 2018, the line between Aberdeen and Dyce will be closed to allow engineers to double the track through the area and carryout bridge upgrades and signalling enhancements. …