The new Queensferry crossing, opened by the Queen, has been plagued with traffic delays in its first few days of use.
The £1.3 billion bridge saw miles of tailbacks over the weekend. SNP Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, has blamed the chaos on an antiques fair taking place in Ingliston, on the outskirts of Edinburgh!
Humza Yousaf said in the Scottish parliament: "I accept the drivers who crossed the Queensferry Crossing will have been frustrated, particularly on Sunday.
"Events that took place on Sunday, including Pedal for Scotland and the antiques fair at Ingliston, may have added to the frustration."
Liberal Democrat, Alex Cole-Hamilton, had suggested that the Forth road bridge might be used as a release valve during the first phase to avoid more congestion. Humza Yousaf dismissed this idea.
The crossing project was approved ten years ago and has taken six years to build. The crossing will handle around 65,000 cars a day.
Kirsty Blackman: “I don’t think most folk in their daily lives give two hoots about whether Scotland is a member of the union. The constitutional issues are not the biggest concern for an awful lot of people and, in fact, I very rarely talk about Scottish independence in the chamber, because I talk about things that matter to the people of Aberdeen."
It is being reported that Serena Cowdy, the woman allegedly involved in a love triangle with Stewart Hosie and SNP MP Angus MacNeil, is to marry Hosie after a Christmas proposal.
Serena Cowdy, 36, reportedly had affairs with MacNeil and Hosie - which led to both mens marriages coming to an end. Stewart Hosie was married to Shona Robison.
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