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Last week a coal truck travelling through the small village of Fairlie in North Ayrshire crashed into a block of flats, killing one women inside and injuring her husband. The driver was also injured and taken to hospital. Tragically, residents of the village have feared this accident for years, and have been ignored. Residents of […]

Is it deja-vu, or did another Scottish Coal lorry overturn today in exactly the same place as the last one did just over a week ago? That’s right, another HGV headed from Scottish Coal’s Broken Cross site in the Douglas Valley to a rail terminal spilled its load at the Poniel roundabout just off the […]

This one came off the road at Junction 11 of the M74 spilling its load. Thankfully no one was hurt. This accident follows a constant stream of spillages, crashes and incidents in the area involving Scottish Coal HGVs. For more information see our traffic survey and details of the issues locally here. From the Lanark […]


As the long awaited submission to South Lanarkshire Council of the full application to mine 4 million tonnes of coal from the so-called “satelite” Glentaggart East mine has finally happened, there has been yet another accident on the A70 involving a coal HGV. This time, a Scottish Coal lorry smashed into a building at Hyndford […]

On Wednesday 6th April yet another Scottish Coal lorry transporting some 30 tonnes of coal overturned on the A70 near Glespin, as it headed from one of the Douglas Valley’s open cast coal mines to Killoch Rail Terminal in East Ayrshire. This accident is just one of many that has taken place over the past […]


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