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Cabinet Secretary for Transport visits Glasgow for the Launch of Scotland’s First Low Emission Zone

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The Scottish Government has committed to introduce Low Emission Zones into Scotland’s four biggest cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee between 2018 and 2020. These actions are based on the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2017/18 commitments.

 buchanan bus station

Glasgow is leading the way and will introduce Scotland’s first LEZ on 31 December 2018.  To give individuals and businesses time to prepare, the LEZ is being introduced in phases, starting with local service buses.  By 31 December 2022 however, the strict vehicle emission standards required to enter the LEZ will apply to all vehicles.


The launch photocall is a chance to see a range of LEZ compliant buses and to hear from the Cabinet Secretary, Councillor Anna Richardson and the main city centre bus operators.


This will be the main media event in respect of the LEZ launch and thus there is also the opportunity to capture content that can be used at the end of the year when the LEZ comes into effect.


More information about Glasgow’s LEZ can be found at


National information on Scotland’s Low Emission Zones can be found at

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