Queensferry Crossing traffic chaos - Humza Yousaf blames an antiques fair!

  • Alfie Baron
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.
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.