Bear Scotland

Queensferry Crossing to undergo ice mitigation trials

The cables on the north tower of the Queensferry Crossing are to be cleaned as part of a trial to measure the impact of soiling on the formation of ice.

Published 1 September 2021

£1.1m catch-pit constructed at Rest and Be Thankful

A new £1.1 million catch-pit has been completed at the Rest and Be Thankful to provide additional resilience to the A83.

Published 25 August 2021

BEAR Scotland expands electric fleet with six new vehicles

BEAR Scotland has taken delivery of six new electric powered vans, bringing the total number of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles in its South East Scotland fleet to thirteen.

Published 11 May 2021

BEAR Scotland launches new civil engineering scholarship in honour of former chairman

Road maintenance giant BEAR Scotland has launched a scholarship for civil engineering students at Edinburgh Napier University in memory of former chairman Bill Taylor.

Published 3 March 2021

Bear Scotland to safeguard critical roads but suspends non-essential maintenance work

Bear Scotland has paused all non-essential road maintenance projects but will ensure the country’s trunk road network are fit for the purpose of national resilience.

Published 27 March 2020

Bear and Amey awarded £1.4bn road maintenance deals

The preferred bidders have been named for two improved road maintenance contracts in the south of Scotland worth more than £1.4 billion in total.

Published 5 March 2020

Bear struggles to grapple with competitive tendering process

Increased competition has contributed to a fall in turnover and profits for road maintenance provider Bear Scotland.

Published 18 August 2016

A82 design work stepped up as preferred route chosen

A preferred route option for the A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan upgrade has been identified which closely follows the existing stretch of the road.

Published 30 September 2015