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Bill as introduced: Bill (574KB pdf posted 17.11.09)

Accompanying Documents

Other documents, including those that form part of the Environmental Statement

Further information about the Forth Replacement Crossing project is available on Transport Scotland’s website.


Other useful documents can be viewed in the following link:


A copy of the Bill and its accompanying documents are available at a number of public libraries in the Lothian and Mid Scotland & Fife regions.

Assessor hearings

Standing Orders, Rule 9C.10.3, allows for the appointment of an assessor to assist in the consideration of objections at Stage 2.

Professor Hugh Begg has been appointed as the assessor at Stage 2 of the Bill. He will consider the written and oral evidence on the specified provisions (or detail) of the Bill and report to the Committee with recommendations.  The assessor will hear evidence on the detail of the Bill provided by objectors and the promoter.

Objectors have been placed into groups and each group has been invited to provide witness statements by 19 July 2010.

Groupings, objections and rebuttals can be found in the following link:

The assessor hearings take place in the Scottish Parliament w/c 30 August and w/c 6 September 2010. The timetable (55KB pdf 03.09.10) provides further details.

A note of each hearing and the transcript from each day will be available below.

30 August 2010

31 August 2010

1 September 2010

2 September 2010

3 September 2010

6 September 2010

7 September 2010

8 September 2010

9 September 2010

10 September 2010

13 September 2010


Call for Evidence

The call for written evidence from all interested parties on the general principles of the Forth Crossing Bill concluded on 5 March 2010.  Submissions can be viewed in the following link:


The objection period concluded on 26 January 2010.  Admissible objections can be viewed in the following link:


Mandatory Consultees

Statements by mandatory consultees can be viewed in the following link