Skye Bridge at night
The new Skye Bridge which will be opened by Scottish Secretary, Michael Forsyth. The bridge, which cost 24 million, is 2.4km long and took 3 years to build. * NOTE : Original negative has a flag pole in the bottom right of the picture. 8/3/96 A sheriff is expected to rule whether or not the controversial tolls for crossing the bridge are lawful, following arguments that they break centuries-old legislation. About 70 people charged with alleged non-payment of the tolls will pack a tiny courtroom to hear the sheriff announce his findings. 03/06/04: Scotland's Deputy First Minister Jim Wallace has pledged to end the 'discredited' tolling regime on the Skye Bridge and said that he believes that it could be done by the end of the year.
Princess Royal opens National park in Scotland
A Dalmatian dog takes a walk along the banks of Loch Lomond which was formally opened by the Princess Royal as Scotland`s first National park with the Trossachs. 08/08/02 : Police today warned youngsters not to swim in unsupervised waters, following the death of a teenager who drowned in a loch during a recent mini heatwave. The 19-year-old was playing with friends at Balloch Bridge, on the southern shore of Loch Lomond near Dumbarton, when he got into difficulties at about 5pm yesterday. Members of the public were unable to save him. 14/11/02 : The future shape of Scotland s second national park was today being announced by the Executive. Deputy environment minister Allan Stewart was set to make the announcement in Edinburgh, after a summer of controversy over the boundaries of the national park for the Cairngorms. The minister was also expected to give the final Executive verdict on how planning matters should be handled within the national park. The country s first national park, covering Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, has planning powers over what happens within its boundary. But when draft details of the Cairngorms national park were outlined in May, planning powers were to be shared between the park authority and local authorities. That, and the size of the park - critics say the present proposals amount only to a Northern Cairngorms National Park, splitting many Cairngorm summits in half - has proved fiercely controversial.
Winter weather Jan 10th 2015
Stormy seas around the Central Pier in Blackpool as high winds have brought another day of disruption to Britain's transport networks as warnings remain in place for fierce gusts, snow and ice over much of the weekend.
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