February 9, 2024

SELKIRK COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON PEDESTRIAN USE OF A7 HELPING PROGRESS IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TOWN

Trunk roads authorities welcomed the strong engagement from the people of Selkirk in a public consultation at the end of 2023 on the perceptions of using the A7 in the town on foot or on wheels. Transport Scotland and its operating company, BEAR Scotland received responses from 131 people making 244 contributions in a six-week … Continued

January 25, 2024

Education Programme Goes from Strength to Strength

During the first few months of this academic year (August to December 2023), BEAR Scotland has provided 113 visits for primary and secondary schools at the Contact and Education Centre in Queensferry and online through the DYW Live programme (Developing the Young Workforce), which is hosted on MS Teams by eSgoil / Education Scotland. In … Continued

January 24, 2024

BEAR SCOTLAND DONATES OVER £47,000 TO GOOD CAUSES ACROSS SCOTLAND

In 2023 BEAR Scotland donated over £47,000 to good causes throughout Scotland.  The leading road maintenance company supported 32 charities, including its charity partner of the year, Alzheimer Scotland, which runs support and services throughout Scotland to help those living with dementia.  Additionally, some 14 community groups and initiatives have also benefited from BEAR’s assistance … Continued

December 1, 2023

ONE WEEK LEFT TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON SELKIRK A7 PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE

Public consultation to inform potential pedestrian safety improvements in town closes Monday 11 December 2023 There is just one week left for the people of Selkirk to share their experiences of walking and wheeling on the A7 corridor in Selkirk. The consultation closes on Monday 11 December 2023. Transport Scotland and its operating company in … Continued

November 8, 2023

BEAR SCOTLAND CELEBRATES LIVING WAGE ACCREDITATION

This Living Wage Week, BEAR Scotland is celebrating becoming an accredited Living Wage employer. BEAR Scotland is a leading road maintenance and management firm, headquartered in Perth, which employs over 900 people. This Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at BEAR Scotland receive the real Living Wage. This rate is higher than the government … Continued

November 7, 2023

GOOD TURN OUT AT SELKIRK DROP-IN EVENT

Views sought to inform potential pedestrian safety improvements on A7 corridor   A well-attended public meeting last week kicked off a consultation seeking insights from the people Selkirk about using the A7 in the town as pedestrians.   Transport Scotland and its operating company in South East Scotland, BEAR Scotland, is keen to understand local … Continued

October 16, 2023

SELKIRK RESIDENTS ASKED TO SHARE EXPERIENCES OF WALKING IN THE TOWN

Views sought to inform potential pedestrian safety improvements on A7 corridor A public consultation is being launched by Transport Scotland and its operating company in South East Scotland, BEAR Scotland, to gather insights from those who live in Selkirk or visit the town for work or leisure about their experiences of using the A7 in … Continued

September 28, 2023

VISITORS TOUR FORTH ROAD BRIDGE ON DOORS OPEN DAY

Event attracts over 400 visitors and raises over £2,400 for Alzheimer Scotland The Forth Road Bridge Doors Open Day 2023 took place on Saturday 23 September, attracting over 400 visitors and raising over £2,400 for Scotland’s national dementia charity Alzheimer Scotland. The open day was organised by Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland – the … Continued

September 1, 2023

BEAR SCOTLAND GIVES £1,000 FUNDING BOOST TO BEREAVEMENT CHARITY

BEAR Scotland, the Scottish trunk road maintenance company has donated £1,000 to Brightest Star, a charity dedicated to aiding bereaved parents and siblings who have experienced the devastating loss of a child. Founded in 2013 by Arlene and Derek Kennedy of Renfrewshire, Brightest Star emerged from a deeply personal tragedy: the sudden loss of their … Continued

August 31, 2023

BEAR SCOTLAND RASIES £18K FOR CASH FOR KIDS AT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

BEAR Scotland has raised £18,000 for Cash for Kids in its annual Charity Golf Day at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club near Edinburgh thanks to the overwhelming support from a number of its key suppliers and subcontractors who got involved. The 4-ball shotgun tournament got underway on the country club’s West Course, with 72 … Continued

August 21, 2023

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FORTH ROAD BRIDGE TOURS

UPDATE: Forth Road Bridge tours are now fully booked following overwhelming demand. Members of the public can still enter the charity prize draw for a trip to the top of the Queensferry Crossing by attending the exhibition in the Contact and Education Centre on 23 September. BEAR Scotland to provide free guided tours on Doors … Continued

August 3, 2023

CAITHNESS KLICS GETS £1K BOOST FROM BEAR SCOTLAND

Wick-based young carers charity, Caithness KLICS, has benefited from a donation of £1,000 from BEAR Scotland, the trunk road operator in the area. Caithness KLICS was set up ten years ago and supports young carers between 5 and 18 years old who are caring for a person who has any kind of illness, disability or … Continued