Scotland Abolishes Bridge Tolls

Old Jun 11th, 2007, 02:17 AM
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Well planned Caroline !! ..lol

Isn't it normal to be doing the house up for many many years?

Crikey Mrs Muck believes that to be the case, (well that's what I told her anyway ;-) )

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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 02:45 AM
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Hi Mucky - vg ! Maybe the difference in this case, though, is that they couldn't even live in it for 3 years !! We've been supposed to stay there before and they had to blow us out, but hopefully it will work out this time.

Also booked opera for next March and it was before 6 Nations dates were available, so I booked a hotel straightaway just in case - even though I had to order a new credit card (with later expiry date specially !
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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 07:12 AM
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Author: Craigellachie
Date: 05/31/2007, 07:52 pm
In one of the first decisions of the Scottish Parliament since the elections on 3 May, tolls on the Forth Road Bridge and Tay Road Bridge are to be abolished by the end of 2007. The two bridges on the east coast were the only ones in Scotland where you had to pay to get across and this did a lot of damage to tourism and the local economy. The Kingdom of Fife suffered more than most as it has the Forth Bridge to the south and the Tay Bridge to the north as it main access routes. The tolls also caused big traffic congestion especially when goinig north from Edinburgh into Fife, Perthshire and beyond.
Well done the new Scottish Government. If they can do this in a month they can do great things in four years.



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Author: RM67
Date: 05/31/2007, 09:05 pm
Fingers crossed for the Dartford River Crossing next!



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Author: Craigellachie
Date: 06/06/2007, 08:03 pm
RM67,
I don't think Alex Salmond's influence stretched quite that far, but as the soon to be crowned GB Prime Minister lives right under the Forth Road Bridge he might be sympathetic to your desires.



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Author: ira
Date: 06/07/2007, 10:11 am
Where will the trolls live if they have been abolished from the bridges?



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Author: sheila ([email protected])
Date: 06/07/2007, 01:04 pm
Not that I'm doubting you, Craig m'dear, but I can't find this on the news?



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Author: PalenQ
Date: 06/07/2007, 01:10 pm
Ira- the word troll(s) has been officially banned by Fodor's editors.



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Author: bluestar
Date: 06/07/2007, 01:13 pm
sheila,

http://tinyurl.com/2z3rxx




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Author: sheila ([email protected])
Date: 06/08/2007, 04:12 am
I see. It's in the Scottish press as a proposal.

Oh well; not a bad thing.



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Author: Mucky ([email protected])
Date: 06/08/2007, 05:20 am
Come on Welsh Assembly are you watching ???

Muck



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Author: dadaland
Date: 06/08/2007, 06:10 am
Curious news, I live in Fife and cross Forth Brige and Tay Bridge regularly, watch BBC Reporting Scotland daily. I will be the first one jumping for joy if that is true!



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Author: caroline_edinburgh
Date: 06/08/2007, 07:25 am
The Forth Road Bridge toll is £1. Do you really think that deters people from visiting Fife ?



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Author: PalenQ
Date: 06/08/2007, 12:45 pm
Caroline - why do you think Americans at least use the word Scotch to mean cheapskate?



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Author: wellididntknowthat
Date: 06/08/2007, 01:06 pm
Ouch! Think you should batten down the hatches after that one PalenQ. Cheapskate! Definite red card offence!



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Author: Josser
Date: 06/08/2007, 01:09 pm
I just wonder how they will pay for maintemance



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Author: PalenQ
Date: 06/08/2007, 01:12 pm
Ouch! Think you should batten down the hatches after that one PalenQ. Cheapskate! Definite red card offence!

at least that's better than being a Welcher - slang for Welsh and somebody who goes back on a deal

i think probably the English came up with these terms and they sent them over here on the Mayflower.

Nothing bad for Irish i can think of.



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Author: Josser
Date: 06/08/2007, 01:27 pm
Of an illogical statement
"That sounds a bit Irish"



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Author: Mucky ([email protected])
Date: 06/08/2007, 06:28 pm
Hi Caroline
£1 !!! hell thats cheap the severn bridge is now £5.20 for a car and £20 odd for a lorry.

Rip off !!
But its unlikely the W Assembly will subsidise the severn bridge.

Its a laf !!
Just like that pub we went to that ran out of lemonade...lol
When u next in cardiff?
Muck



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Author: caroline_edinburgh
Date: 06/11/2007, 03:21 am
Hi Mucky. We'll next be down in October : I made the mistake of booking opera without checking whether that weekend was impacted by rugby (as I would in Feb/Mar) - silly me not to realise it's impacted by a rugby tournament *supposedly happening in France* !! So driving down & hoping to stay with our friends whose house has been getting done up for 3.5 years.



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Author: flanneruk
Date: 06/11/2007, 04:13 am
"at least that's better than being a Welcher - slang for Welsh and somebody who goes back on a deal"

And your evidence for this is?

copied it verbatim from American Heritage Dictionary - though a rather old version.

The part about the English being responsible was my flanner-esque satired that i learnt from your similar harmless ad hominem attacks cloaked in satire


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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 07:18 AM
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sorry for mistakingly copying more than i wanted. sloppy Pal Q
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Old Jun 11th, 2007, 08:25 AM
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Josser : "I just wonder how they will pay for maintemance" - well, how do they pay for maintenance of the many many other bridges in the road system? Sorry to be a little sour, but I live in Fife and commute daily across the Tay Road Bridge- I have paid thousands of pounds in tolls over the years - all those 80p's add up. Well done Alex Salmond - I know it's not certain yet, Sheila, but well done Alex anyway.
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