Forth Road Bridge: FSB Welcomes Van Victory

Friday December 11th 2015


The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland has welcomed today’s announcement that vans and other light goods vehicles will be allowed to use the A985 priority corridor between Rosyth and Kincardine while the Forth Road Bridge remains closed.

The route has so far been reserved for HGVs and buses and the FSB made representations to Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, highlighting the benefits to smaller businesses, their staff and customers of permitting vans to also use it.

FSB’s Scottish Policy Convener, Andy Willox, said:

“We’re delighted that the government has listened to the FSB and accepted the vital role our members play in keeping Scotland’s economy moving.

“By allowing vans and other light goods vehicles to use the priority route, more essential journeys can be completed in less time. Tradesmen with deadlines to meet, wholesalers with shops to supply and couriers with customers’ Christmas presents to deliver will be spending more time doing business and less time stuck in traffic.”

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