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Herald View: Winchburgh could be part of ambitious public transport plan

Given the current levels of motorway congestion in and around the Central Belt – and, more crucially, the Scottish Government's ambitious aim of achieving net zero emissions of all greenhouses gases by 2045 – the idea of a Winchburgh train station, discussed in a new report this week, sounds tempting.

Scotland now needs a drug death reduction unit

IN just seventeen words this week Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Conservatives at Holyrood, accurately summed up the scale of Scotland's drugs deaths. "It's impossible to overstate the scale of Scotland's drug death crisis", he declared. "This is truly a national emergency".

Herald View: Edinburgh arts and Glasgow cycle festivals deserve our support

NOT everyone in Edinburgh is looking forward to the festival season now getting underway. In a recent interview with the Herald's Kevin McKenna, author Irvine Welsh spoke of his appreciation of Glasgow during the festival. It’s brilliant, he said. It becomes a haven. As the Edinburgh festivals have become bigger they had grown worse.

EDITORIAL Glasgow urgently needs a modern, integrated transport system: Herald View

Anyone who’s tried to get home from the centre of Glasgow late at night will know what it’s like. There’s a shortage of taxis, the subway system shuts early, there are new restrictions on which cars can come into town, and, to make matters worse, First Bus has just announced it plans to withdraw its weekend night-time services. Is it any wonder some people think twice before going into the centre of Glasgow at night?