The Scottish Roadscast
2. The M74 - From Roman Road to Multi-lane Motorway

2. The M74 - From Roman Road to Multi-lane Motorway

April 22, 2022

In this episode of the Scottish Roadscast we are talking all things M74. We take a journey through the history of the route and consider its development from single track road to multi-lane motorway in less than 80 years! With all new facts and figures, this is the podcast you've been waiting for.

 

Released April 2022.

1. Introducing the Scottish Roadscast

1. Introducing the Scottish Roadscast

March 18, 2022

The Scottish Roadscast is a new podcast series focussing on Scotland's post-1945 roads, bridges and motorways. In this first episode, Stuart and John discuss the Scottish trunk road network and preview some of the subjects that will be coming up in the show this year.

Released March 2022.

Glasgow’s Unbuilt Outer Ring Roads

Glasgow’s Unbuilt Outer Ring Roads

January 22, 2022

In our first episode of 2022, we delve into the 1960s proposals for intermediate and outer ring roads of Glasgow. We take a look at the types of roads proposed and consider why they remain unbuilt over fifty years later. Prepare to be surprised!

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

2021 Christmas Special

2021 Christmas Special

December 22, 2021

In this Christmas special, hosted by Stuart, John and Nick, we discuss our Scottish roads loves and hates. We also review some of 2021's news stories and give a run down of some the GMAs Top 10s for the year!

Let us know your thoughts! :) 

John‘s North Coast 500 Adventure

John‘s North Coast 500 Adventure

November 22, 2021

In this episode of the GMA podcast we discuss John's trip around Scotland's North Coast 500. Did he love it or hate it? Listen now to find out!

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

Kincardine Bridge - Celebrating 85 Years!

Kincardine Bridge - Celebrating 85 Years!

October 28, 2021

In this special edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we celebrate 85 years of the Kincardine Bridge.

Join us as we consider the history, planning, design and construction of the project. We discuss recent developments and take a look at why the bridge hasn't swung open in over thirty years!

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

 

Music credit: "Drawing Mazes"

Poddington Bear

From the Free Music Archive

CC BY-NC 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3,0/)

The Greater Glasgow Transportation Study - 55 Years On!

The Greater Glasgow Transportation Study - 55 Years On!

September 17, 2021

In this edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we are discussing the Greater Glasgow Transportation Study, first published in the late 1960s!

Join us as we discuss one of the largest transportation studies ever undertaken in the UK. We consider its proposals for a road network and public transport system fit for the (then) future and how hundreds of people worked to make it a reality. We reveal a few surprises and discuss its impact 60 years on.

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

Potholes and Road Defects

Potholes and Road Defects

August 20, 2021

In this edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we are talking potholes and carriageway defects!

Join us as we discuss how they form, how they are repaired and what we can do to prevent them! We also answer your pothole related questions.

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

Erskine Bridge - Celebrating 50 Years!

Erskine Bridge - Celebrating 50 Years!

July 2, 2021

In this special edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we celebrate 50 years of the Erskine Bridge.

Join us as we consider the history, planning, design and construction of the project. We also consider developments in the last half century and consider why Erskine has become one of Scotland's most iconic structures.

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

 

Music Credit:

“Drawing Mazes”

Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive
CC BY-NC 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

The A1 - Part 2 - Dunbar to Berwick and the Future

The A1 - Part 2 - Dunbar to Berwick and the Future

June 7, 2021

Part 2 of a two part series discussing the A1, one of Scotland's least discussed trunk roads.

Stuart and John are joined by Duncan Macknight, a road history researcher and GMA member as they take a deep dive into Scotland's east coast link to the north of England. 

In part 2 we consider the section of the route from Dunbar to Berwick before discussing potential future developments. Prepare to be blown away with many new facts, figures and previously untold tales!

With Stuart Baird, John Hassall and Duncan Macknight

Released June 2021.

The A1 - Part 1 - Edinburgh to Dunbar

The A1 - Part 1 - Edinburgh to Dunbar

May 22, 2021

Part 1 of a two part series discussing the A1, one of Scotland's least discussed trunk roads.

Stuart and John are joined by Duncan Macknight, a road history researcher and GMA member as they take a deep dive into Scotland's east coast link to the north of England. 

In part 1 we consider the history of the route before discussing the dual carriageway section from Edinburgh to Dunbar in more detail. Prepare to be blown away with many new facts, figures and previously untold tales!

With Stuart Baird, John Hassall and Duncan Macknight

Released May 2021.

The M77: History, Planning and Construction

The M77: History, Planning and Construction

April 23, 2021

In this episode Stuart and John take a look at the history behind the M77, the main motorway link between Glasgow and Ayrshire. We also discuss the anti-road protests of the 1990s and consider the safety record of the roads it replaced. A few listener questions are squeezed in at the end.

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall. Published April 2021.

Interview: Chris Marshall of Roads.org.uk on the Glasgow Motorway System

Interview: Chris Marshall of Roads.org.uk on the Glasgow Motorway System

March 19, 2021

In this episode of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast, John and Stuart chat with Chris Marshall of Roads.org.uk!

Chris gives his insights on weird and wonderful aspects of Glasgow's motorway system before discussions move onto Scotland, England and various urban motorway schemes. Not to be missed.

With John Hassall and Stuart Baird

Released March 2021.

Apologies for slight audio distortions.

The Monkland Motorway: A History

The Monkland Motorway: A History

February 19, 2021

In this episode Stuart and John take a look at the history behind the Monkland Motorway, one of the most important, but lesser loved sections of the M8. We consider how the disused canal provided a unique opportunity and discuss the planning, design and construction stages.

Series 3, Episode 2.

With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

 

City Deal Revisited and Trunk Road Upgrades

City Deal Revisited and Trunk Road Upgrades

January 27, 2021

In this episode we discuss the roads projects being taken forward across Scotland as part of City Deal. We also take a deep dive into some upcoming trunk road improvement projects, including the Sheriffhall Roundabout, A82 and A96.

Series 3, Episode 1. Released January 2021.

With John Hassall and Stuart Baird. Music by Les Willox.

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