Subjects: Infrastructure, Communication
Speyside Way gets a low-carbon cash boost
Plans to establish a Speyside Low Carbon car charging hub in the heart of Moray’s Speyside has been given a £810k boost.The project has been awarded the cash from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge project, and Transport Scotland. The project will fund an upgrade of the Speyside Way path from Craigellachie to Carron, with Aberlour as the focal p
Intense activity on Moray roads to keep traffic flowing
Crews clearing roads, collecting bins and transporting children and adults to schools and services have been flat out battling the wintry weather in Moray.Gritting teams were out from before dawn clearing priority routes, some of which were deep with drifting snow. Coastal towns were particularly badly hit with a heavy fall on Thursday evening. A number of HGVs became stuck on the A98 west bound o
Storm leaving Moray facing a perfect storm of demands on services
Residents are warned of high winds, spring tides and large waves today that will lead to overtopping at low-lying areas of coastline.In addition, blizzard conditions are expected to arrive later today, affecting high ground initially but spreading to all parts of Moray by the weekend.To combat this ‘perfect storm’ of demands on the council’s services, teams are on standby to deliver sandbags to kn
Green light for Elgin Transport Strategy
COUNCILLORS have today given the green light to a £30 million investment into Elgin’s transport network over the next 13 years.The Elgin Transport Strategy is expected to deliver benefits of over £50 million once completed.Improvement works are to begin immediately, with almost a million pounds being spent in the next 12 months to alleviate traffic problems in key areas.This includes converting Mo
Future of Elgin's transport network to be discussed
COUNCILLORS in Moray will this week discuss the future of Elgin’s transport network.Members will decide on Wednesday whether to approve the Elgin Transport Strategy which, if implemented, could see improvements like the widening of footpaths and cycle lanes, junction improvements, redesign of Elgin bus station and the creation of a new railway crossing for vehicles.The recommendations within the s
A You Tube film has been created to promote the 7km cycle path from Lhanbryde to Elgin
A You Tube film has been created to show the delights of the new River Lossie cycle path.The film illustrates the many different aspects of the recently competed path, which is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 1. Watch the film hereThe path follows the river providing 7km of traffic free route suitable for all users, not just cyclists. Moray Council’s Sustainable Transport officer
A96 dualling options
For anyone interested in the route options for A96 dualling, you can download a large file map from the 'related material' section below this message. This is a government project, so if you have any comment or questions, please direct them to the consultants acting on behalf of the Scottish Government. Their website is here , where you can find lots more information about the consultation process
Car park ticket machines
All of the pay and display machines in Elgin’s car parks will be able to accept the new £1 coin from tomorrow.The last machine was converted this evening.The company contracted to carry out the switch has been endeavouring to meet the demand from councils across the UK, and still has more than 10,000 machines to adapt.The new 12-sided coin was introduced by the Royal Mint on 28 March to counter th
New live interactive road gritting map launched
During winter, we review the Met Office weather forecasts each day and plan treatments for the following 24 hours. We've produced a live map that provides information on what we have planned. Click this link to see it.You can click on a route for information on scheduled treatments and there are with links to more detailed descriptions on downloadable PDF documents. The scheduled treatment map sh
Draft transport strategy for Elgin ready for public viewing
Elgin’s draft transport strategy will be on display for feedback in a series of open events this month.The draft was recently approved by councillors, subject to a final consultation with the public to ensure it has reflected their earlier input.The open events will take the form of a pop-up shop in the St Giles Centre, Elgin, followed by two open evenings at Bishopmill school and the Cedarwood da
Ribbon cut on new Cullen footbridge
Note: High-res pictures available to download below in 'Related material' section The new footbridge over the Burn of Cullen was officially opened yesterday – and immediately tested by a group of local P7 pupils.Cullen Councillor Ron Shepherd cut the ribbon and formally declared the bridge open, after which pupils from Cullen Primary 7 were invited to be the first to run across it.The new structur
Public sector organisations seek a conversation with Moray residents
Starting Monday there’s an opportunity to get involved directly with the people and organisations that provide your public services. That includes the police, fire and rescue, council, NHS, HIE, the voluntary sector and others. They’re all part of the Moray Community Planning Partnership and they’re working together to shape the future of Moray’s services for the next ten years.
Moray roads surface dressing programme
Motorists in Moray are being urged to take extra care over the next few weeks as roads in the area undergo surface dressing as part of Moray Council’s annual road maintenance programme.
Schools' Walk of Fame
Congratulations to the Moray primary schoolchildren who are stepping out and leading the way in the national Walk of Fame competition which encourages active travel to school.On Monday - the first day of the competition - Moray had four schools in the top 10 in Scotland, with Kinloss Primary in pole position followed by Greenwards in fourth, Burghead in sixth and Bishopmill in eighth.Yesterday Mor
Former Keith council office building to be marketed
A landmark building which formerly served as the local council offices in Keith was officially declared surplus to requirements today.
Planning for Portgordon's future
People living in Portgordon are being invited to help map out the future of their village.
Consultation under way on revised taxi licence charges
A month-long consultation has begun on a proposal by Moray Council to increase licence fees for taxis and private hires.
Winter returns! Our gritter teams will be out today and tomorrow am on these routes
RouteActionCauseStart TimeBuckie 2 - Cullen (L/H)Pre-treat - 20g/m² SaltSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast26.04.2016 18:00Ice also forecastDava 1 (VH/H)Pre-treat - 20g/m² SaltSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast26.04.2016 18:00Ice also forecastDava 1 (VH/H)Treat - 15g/m² SaltSnow/slush < 50mm Forecast27.04.2016 06:00Increase to 20g if snow conditionsDufftown 1 - Glenrinnes (VH/H)Pre-treat -
Elgin South draft masterplan approved by councillors
Councillors today approved a draft masterplan for a major new residential development on the southern edge of Elgin.