Skye Bridge News Archive Index

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1995

15 July 95 Final Section of Bridge Now In Place 12 October 95 Skye Bridge Opening
16 October 95 Skye Bridge Now Open! 17 October 95 Skye Bridge Protests Start
19 October 95 SKAT Is Born! 21 October 95 Skye Bridge Poetry
23 October 95 UK Forum Sysop on Skye Bridge 26 October 95 Weather shuts Bridge!
12 November 95 SKAT Public Meeting Report 14 November 95 Boycott Skye Whisky
15 November 95 Bridge Non-Payment Summons Issued 16 November 95 Skye Beer Now Flowing
16 November 95 Skye Bridge Trust Started 22 November 95 SKAT Meeting
26 December 95 SKAT Protest, Boxing Day

 

1996

27 January 96 Extortion Ale passes over Bridge Toll Free 09 February 96 Bridge Protesters Finally in Court
09 February 96 Protesters Defence Explained 15 February 96 New Advice for Bridge Protesters - Pay It!
04 April 96 Bridge Bus Service Possible Cut (Already!) 04 April 96 Climb-down Over Shadow Toll Idea
06 April 96 Legal Aid Blow for Protestors 06 April 96 Easter Weekend Campaign Events
07 April 96 Snippets of News from SKAT 28 April 96 SKAT Succeed in Postponing Island Sale
30 April 96 Explosives Found On Skye Bridge! 01 May 96 Price Increase On Bridge Leads to Fresh Protests
01 May 96 Motorcycle Protest on Bridge 26 June 96 Skyemans Bid to Start Ferry
01 July 96 New Skye Ferry Starts! 14 July 96 SKAT Cycle Across Bridges Finishes on Skye
05 August 96 VAT Could Put Bridge Prices Skye High! 12 August 96 Protestors Given Leave To Appeal
20 August 96 Come to Skye - Join the Queue! 10 September 96 SKAT Give Evidence to National Audit Office
12 September 96 Toll Message Is Getting Through 13 September 96 Councils Across The Country Back Anti-Toll Campaign
19 September 96 Non-Driver Charged with Refusing To Pay Toll! 13 October 96 Sir Ian Resigns As Bridge Chairman
18 October 96 Anti-toll Petition Signed By 20,400 18 October 96 Survey Proves People Are Turning Back
15 November 96 Bridge Tolls Costing Skye Economy 2.5m A Year 16 November 96 Andy Loses Appeal At High Court
21 November 96 Andy Gets Another Appeal! 22 November 96 Bridge Tolls Set To Rise In New Year
6 December 96 Warrant Issued For GP Who Missed Trial To Deliver Baby

 

1997

2 January 97 New Year Brings New Protests & Price Rise 9 January 97 News from SKAT
9 January 97 Concern Grows As Court Case Backlog Mounts 14 February 97 Bridge Company Accounts Show It Is A Financial Risk
20 February 97 Bridge U Turns Lets Drivers Off March 97 SKAT Newsletter March 1997
18 March 97 Robbie the Pict - Owner of Skye Bridge Tolls Ltd. 10 June 97 Why SKAT shouldn't take the long road to Dingwall Court voluntarily
15 June 97 The real costs of the Bridge to Skye - Audit Commission Report 10 July 97 Skye Bridge Tolls Declared Illegal!!
15 July 97 Charles Kennedy Tables Questions on Skye Bridge 16 July 97 Police Accused of 'Tough' Toll Tactics
17 July 97 SKAT Newsletter July 1997 18 July 97 A Grand Day Out - Latest Protest A Success
28 July 97 Judges Defer Decision on Skye Bridge Tolls 26 July 97 We'll Fight On, Say Skye Bridge Protesters After Ruling
28 July 97 Police Escalate Protests As Robbie Is Arrested 11 August 97 Leaked Bridge Documents Reveal All
1 October 97 SKAT Newsletter September 1997 10 October 97 Toll Competency Plea Rejected, But Appeal Allowed
16 October 97 Latest News from SKAT 30 October 97 Cock Up by Skye Bridge Ltd. May Prove Tolls Illegal
1 November 97 SKAT 'victory' cannot help cause says fiscal  1 November 97 First arrest for obstruction during todays protests 
5 November 97 Another Bad Ruling by Sheriff Fraser 10 November 97 Police Handcuff Disabled Man
11 November 97 SKAT Press Release 12 November 97 SKAT Press Release
17 November 97 SKAT Press Release 20 November 97 SKATs November Newsletter
22 November 97 Fresh Doubts On Toll Legality 23 November 97 SKAT Press Release
6 December 97 Public Challenge to Northern Police Superintendent 9 December 97 SKAT Press Release: Offer to Meet UN Delegation
15 December 97 Padding The Profits for the Bank of America  15 December 97 SKAT Press Release, Donald Ducking the Issue
23 December 97 Scottish Office Accused Of Being Disingenuous

 

1998

8 January 98 Call For Bridge Funding Package Enquiry 13 January 98 SKAT Offer To Run Ferry Service
28 January 98 SKAT Press Release 8 February 98 Andy Demands Re-trial
8 February 98 Bank Does Not Own Bridge Says Dewar 20 February 98 SKAT Press Release, More Compelling Reasons for a Public Inquiry
2 March 98 Grand Committee Raise Bridge Issue 10 March 98 Robbie Raises Interdict Against Miller
10 March 98 Government Accused of Breaking European Law 13 March 98 Flawed Legislation Papered Over
27 March 98 SKAT Call For Support From North Carolina 3 June 98 Call for Resignation of Council Official
26 June 98 Damning Indictment of Bridge Funding by PAC 28 June 98 Scottish Office Fail to See the Wood for Trees
4 July 98 O'er the Star-spangled Bridge from Skye 13 July 98 New Bridge Study Under Fire
16 July 98 SNP Support Call For Inquiry 14 August 98 Bridge Survey is Smokescreen
28 August 98 SKAT Demand Action Over Unsafe Convictions 30 September 98 Open Government? Yeah Sure...
18 October 98 Press Falsely Accuse SKAT of Jostling Celebrity 26 October 98 Plea to Police - Please Charge Us!
26 November 98 SKATs Novembers Newsletter 28 November 98 Latest Protests And Still No Arrests!
13 December 98 Robbie Risks All in Court  16 December 98 Moves Delight SKAT  

 

1999

6 January 99 SKAT Seek Resignation Of Bridge Working Group Chairman 12 January 99 "Fatal Flaw" in the Toll Bridge Legislation.
13 January 99 Legal boost for Skye Bridge campaigners 25 January 99 Bridge buy ‘shouldn’t hit roads spend’
27 January 99 SKAT Press Release 1 February 99 SKAT Legal Update from Robbie The Pict
5 February 99 Lord Justice General Must Resign Immediately February 99 SKAT Newsletter Feb 1999
13 March 99 SKAT Urge Investigation of Evidence 14 March 99 Highland Council Back Skye Bridge Inquiry Call
21 April 99 Skye Bridge Perfect Example of Bad PFI Projects 27 April 99 Skye Bridge - More Cover Ups
28 April 99 Pre Election Message from SKAT 08 May 99 Robbie Set To Wind Down
10 May 99 SKAT Proposals To New Parliament 12 May 99 Dewar Set To Freeze Bridge Tolls
13 May 99 Anger Over Toll Freeze Proposal 15 May 99 SKAT Abhors LibDem’s Volte-face
21 May 99 Skye Protest Is Taking Its Toll 28 May 99 SKAT Letters to the Herald Newspaper
14 June 99 Call for full inquiry into Bridge by MSPs 14 June 99 SKAT Delight at Parliamentary Meeting
5 July 1999 Claim That SKAT Are Split Over Robbie 25 July 1999 Justice Minister looks Into Appeals
8 Aug 1999 The 'Stirling' Tories Are Anti Tolls 12 Aug 1999 SKAT Welcomes MSP Minister for Transport
20 Aug 1999 What would benefit the Taxpayer by 25 Million? 22 Aug 1999 George Gregory Anderson v. the United Kingdom
5 Sept 1999 SKAT EGM Minutes 20 Sept 1999 MP & MSP To Look At Impact Study
22 Sept 1999 Skye Bridge Tolling- a permanent feature of island life? 2 Oct 1999 Call for discounts to Western Isles Residents
28 Oct 1999 Crofters Being Hit Hard by Tolls 09 Nov 1999 Transport Minister Must Act After Latest Protest
2 Nov 1999 Public Petitions Committee Minutes 13 Nov 1999 Authority at Heart of Tolls Appeal
14 Nov 1999 Toll Evidence was Fabricated 16 Nov 1999 Toll Statistics for Skye Bridge
30 Nov 1999 Bridge Users Will Not Pay VAT 17 Dec 1999 Campaigners Lose Court Challenge,  read the Appeal Court Judges Statement

 

2000

   
13 Jan 2000 SKAT welcomes freeze 30 Jan 2000 SKAT AGM 2000
3 Feb 2000 MP takes up arms on behalf of Robbie 12 Feb 2000 SNP urges debate
2 Mar 2000 Skye Tourism faces Double Whammy 16 Mar 2000 Tolls trial case is pushed
10 April 2000 Bridge Costings Skye-high at 128m 12 April 2000 Claim That Bridge Cost Cover-up Continues
14 April 2000 Bridge 'truth' Sought 16 April 2000 NAO Office Questions
16 April 2000

 

SKAT Press Release 18 May 2000 Council Apply For Judicial Review
26 May 2000 Council Committee Begins Fight-Back 10 June 2000 SKAT News Board at Kyleakin
16 June 2000 VAT's The Final Straw For Tolls 17 June 2000 Report on Skye Bridge Released
17 June 2000 Campaigners Claim New Victory 15 August 2000 Bridge Document Not Signed
20 August 2000

 

Bridge VAT Ruling Soon 13 Sept 2000 VAT Must Be Paid on Bridge Toll
14 Sept 2000 Convictions in Doubt After VAT Ruling 10 October 2000 Empty Boxes for Fifth Anniversary
31 October 2000

 

Bridge Was Corporate Experiment Nov 2000

 

SKAT Newsletter November 2000

 


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