Michael Mathisen

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Michael Mathisen said : "The Scottish government is wholly committed to ending our contribution to climate change by 2045, and doing so in a way that ensures a just transition to net-zero, making sure no-one is left behind. "One year ago, we launched the £62 million energy transition fund, recognising the impact of Covid-19 on the energy, but also the need to support our energy sector to grow and transition in a fair way" "By capitalising on our strengths in energy, innovation, and our skilled workforce, Scotland can show the rest of the world how it's done - and ensure our people, businesses and communities are at the forefront of our new green economy," External link

bbc Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Scotland is wholly committed to becoming a net-zero economy by 2045, and doing so in a way that is just and fair for all. I strongly welcome this investment in Scotland's energy networks, which will help our progress towards decarbonisation while ensuring that the economic and social benefits of the energy transition are realised across the country. " External link

electricenergyonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme continues to help drive a green recovery, responding to the global climate emergency and improving air quality" External link

bbc Monday, March 22, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "This type of innovation is key in responding to the global climate emergency and highlights the opportunities that can be realised here in Scotland" External link

bbc Monday, March 22, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “It’s been very much a mixed report card for Abellio but one we did not believe lived up to our aspirations and what we set out in the original franchise agreement with them” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “With the current ScotRail franchise expected to end in March 2022, we need to take decisions about successor arrangements within the current legislative framework,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “With the current ScotRail franchise expected to end in March 2022, we need to take decisions about successor arrangements within the current legislative framework,” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen replied : “No, we will not. We have already made it clear that the franchise will come to an end next year” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Across Scotland we have so far committed more than £1.9bn over the next 10 to 20 years to city region and growth deals and additional investments. "It's great to see such significant progress in delivering this transformative project, which will create jobs, apprenticeships and new connections into the manufacturing innovation district" External link

bbc Friday, March 5, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Deaths or serious injuries on our road network are not an inevitability. Our strong belief, shared by Scotland’s road safety partners, is that even one death on our roads is one too many” External link

fleetworld Monday, March 1, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Border Force ) : “When you arrive at the airport Border Force will check all three of these, and once you have gone through the border point, you will be met by security who will then take you to baggage reclaim and then onto transport which will take you directly to the hotel you’ve been allocated” External link

thecourier Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about The UK ) : "It's a loophole that has been created by the UK Government and its failure to take action on the basis of the clinical and expert advice that has been provided on this matter" External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The challenge you have with trying to achieve it through border checks between Scotland and England is just the thousands of vehicles that cross that particular route each day. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We need a comprehensive approach to restricting international travel”. I agree but hamstringing the airlines and destroying the travel industry isn’t the way forward. Any such approach should have been put in place at the beginning of this crisis. Not a year after this noxious horse has well and truly bolted, charged across the country, wreaking havoc on our communities and all but destroyed the economy. And especially not at a time when the infection rates have peaked and are on the decline, and we have a proven cure, rolling out across the UK in an unprecedented history making mass vaccination program. It’s a lifting of restrictions and easing of lockdown that’s desperately required not another blizzard of bad news. Willie Macleod, executive director of UK Hospitality, Scotland hit the nail on the head, when he says: " External link

heraldscotland Friday, February 12, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Passengers entering England from the red-list countries who then seek to travel onto Scotland will have to isolate in a hotel in England. Last week, that was 130 people. " External link

thesun Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "With very limited genome sequencing going on globally, data on new variants is unreliable. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “To manage the risk of importing new variants, and to give vaccine deployment the best chance of bringing us closer to normality here in Scotland, we have to place further limits on international travel,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The number of travellers coming to Scotland directly is reducing and I expect these restrictions to reduce arrivals yet further,” “These measures will be backed with criminal offences, as usual. The stronger approach we are taking is necessary and appropriate” External link

thecourier Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “To manage the risk of importing new variants, and to give vaccine deployment the best chance of bringing us closer to normality here in Scotland, we have to place further limits on international travel,” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The number of travellers coming to Scotland directly is reducing and I expect these restrictions to reduce arrivals yet further,” “These measures will be backed with criminal offences as usual. The stronger approach we are taking are necessary and appropriate” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We continue to press the UK Government to adopt what we believe is a more comprehensive approach and require all arrivals to go into quarantine hotels,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We continue to press the UK Government to adopt what we believe is a more comprehensive approach and require all arrivals to go into quarantine hotels,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We need a comprehensive approach to restricting travel” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Protecting the vaccine and helping us return to a greater degree of normality is now a part of our regulations. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "From Monday, we will require all international travellers arriving directly on flights into Scotland to enter managed isolation," External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We're being warned that parts of Scotland are expected to face another period of challenging weather, with the Met Office issuing an amber snow warning for Tuesday. " External link

themirror Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Our overall focus is on driving inclusive economic growth, the transition to net zero, and building resilient and sustainable places. This package of significant investment will support economic confidence in every corner of Scotland and send out a clear message that we will continue to do all we can to secure our recovery from coronavirus. In the process we will also be supporting over 45,000 jobs and building a strong future for Scotland” External link

publictechnology Monday, February 8, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We recognise the issues faced by the Caithness area with the loss of the flights to and from Edinburgh and Aberdeen, so we are pleased to announce significant funding to help reintroduce flights to Wick Airport. "This will allow Highland Council, in partnership with key stakeholders, to take forward plans for public service obligation routes. "I am in no doubt they are best placed to determine the services that are required by their communities" External link

bbc Friday, February 5, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, January 22, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Our teams always look to learn lessons from previous winters and have once again worked hard throughout the year to ensure we are well prepared for when the worst of the weather arrives. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, January 22, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Liz Smith ) : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. It is a very serious concern that the Queensferry Crossing ice problems have still not been fixed. Key workers in Lothian and Fife especially desperately need that bridge to be open in the current circumstances. Liz Smith (@MspLiz) January 21, 2021 " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "International travel has played a key role in previous waves of coronavirus and is a significant risk to our efforts to suppress the virus to the lowest possible level. "The emergence of these new variants mean we must think carefully about restrictions on travel. "It is crucial we take the right steps to prevent importing new strains that can increase transmission or undermine the vaccine in Scotland" External link

bbc Friday, January 15, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving in the UK is our first defence in managing the risk of imported cases from communities with high risks of transmission. "That is why we have made the decision to remove Dubai from the country exemptions list” External link

thesun Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving in the UK is our first defence in managing the risk of imported cases from communities with high risks of transmission. "That is why we have made the decision to remove Dubai from the country exemptions list” External link

thesun Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "It is evident, both in Scotland and in countries across the world, that the virus continues to pose real risks to health and to life and we need to interrupt the rise in cases. "Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving in the UK is our first defence in managing the risk of imported cases from communities with high risks of transmission. That is why we have made the decision to remove Dubai from the country exemptions list. "Whether or not an overseas destination has been designated for quarantine restrictions, our message remains clear that people should not currently be undertaking non-essential foreign travel. "People need to stay at home to help suppress the virus, protect our NHS and save lives" External link

bbc Monday, January 11, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “This project has the potential to be a game-changer for the future of Scotland’s rail rolling stock” External link

energylivenews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Scotland did not vote for EU exit and we regret having to prepare for it – particularly in the midst of a global pandemic,” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 28, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Scotland did not vote for EU exit and we regret having to prepare for it - particularly in the midst of a global pandemic. "However, the Cairnryan crossings are important for Scottish exporters and the ports themselves, and are also of strategic importance to Northern Ireland so we are taking action to protect them. "At this stage we do not expect a significant increase in traffic or delays at Cairnryan, but it is essential that we are prepared for every eventuality" External link

bbc Monday, December 28, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Following detailed assessment work and consideration of feedback received throughout the design development process, we have identified a preferred option which will include improved journey time and reliability for all trunk road traffic, improve road safety and provide opportunities for active travel" External link

bbc Monday, December 21, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "An officer just came in, had a look around, sort of had a look at whether people were distancing and stuff like that, and seemed pretty happy with what he'd seen. " External link

plymouthherald Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We're opening on weekends at the moment, but we're basically just open for a bit of sanity for ourselves and our customers, even though we're taking a loss due to not being able to open fully," External link

plymouthherald Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Some of the work around the preparations around introducing concessionary travel for under-19s was paused earlier in the year due to staff in Transport Scotland having to be put towards dealing with Covid-19 issues” External link

thecourier Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. " External link

heraldscotland Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Our teams always look to learn lessons from previous winters and have once again worked hard throughout the year to ensure we are well prepared for when the worst of the weather arrives. " External link

heraldscotland Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 4, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The process for deciding (transport priorities) is for this Parliament, not for the UK Government,” External link

eveningexpress Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “I was delighted to have the opportunity today to discuss with local stakeholders and businesses our continuing work in delivering landslide mitigation measures at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful and the Old Military Road local diversion. "At this meeting, I announced that I have instructed our contractors to commence construction of a new 175 metre debris bund above the Old Military Road, with the aim of completing works before Christmas, weather permitting. This will provide greater resilience to the local diversion, helping to ensure continuity of access to the region” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I welcome this vital analysis from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks as part of the wider work underway through our EV strategic Partnership. " External link

electricenergyonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Despite some of the differences of opinion that have been shared this afternoon, I am in no doubt we all have a shared objective of seeking to suppress the virus as best we can and to manage our country through the course of this pandemic as best we can” External link

southwalesargus Friday, November 20, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Despite some of the differences of opinion that have been shared this afternoon, I am in no doubt … we all have a shared objective of seeking to suppress the virus as best we can and to manage our country through the course of this pandemic as best we can” External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Despite some of the differences of opinion that have been shared this afternoon, I am in no doubt we all have a shared objective of seeking to suppress the virus as best we can and to manage our country through the course of this pandemic as best we can” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Official Journal ) : "We believe there is still interest in Glasgow Prestwick Airport, so we are formally putting the business back on the market. "Despite the recent setback in the previous sale process, the airport's senior management team has continued to engage with potential buyers and a notice will shortly be placed in the Official Journal of the European Union inviting expressions of interest. "This allows interested parties to submit formal proposals, and may encourage new interest as well" External link

bbc Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The Scottish Government is a full partner in the Glasgow City Region City Deal, contributing 500 million over 20 years to the Infrastructure Investment Fund. The investment in this project through the Deal will contribute to the region’s economic recovery by creating jobs, and providing the commercial infrastructure to support and attract businesses to the Renfrewshire area” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Aberdeenshire Council ) : "The Met Office is warning of heavy rain, particularly in Angus, Aberdeenshire and the eastern part of Perth and Kinross, so travellers should expect some disruption on the trunk road network. "The rain will likely lead to difficult driving conditions, so I'd urge travellers to plan their journey ahead, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice" External link

bbc Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about The UK ) : "There is a real possibility that the Tories spending money on their own priorities in Scotland will see money being salami sliced from Scotland's budget - that is completely unacceptable both to me and no doubt the vast majority of people in Scotland. "While I will seek to engage constructively with the UK government, I will absolutely not sign up to anything which in any way undermines the devolution settlement. The ball is in the UK government's court to prove that this is not the case - but thus far I frankly have little confidence in this process" External link

bbc Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The Met Office is warning of heavy rain, particularly in Angus, Aberdeenshire and the eastern part of Perth and Kinross, so travellers should expect some disruption on the trunk road network. "The rain will likely lead to difficult driving conditions, so I'd urge travellers to plan their journey ahead, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice" External link

bbc Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The Met Office is warning of heavy rain, particularly in Angus, Aberdeenshire and the eastern part of Perth and Kinross, so travellers should expect some disruption on the trunk road network. "The rain will likely lead to difficult driving conditions, so I'd urge travellers to plan their journey ahead, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice" External link

bbc Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The rain will likely lead to difficult driving conditions, so I’d urge travellers to plan their journey ahead, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice” External link

thecourier Friday, October 2, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Scottish ministers will reflect upon future options for the business” External link

thecourier Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Scottish ministers will reflect upon future options for the business” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “We recognise that the timescales for an alternative to the current route are frustrating for the local community but in recognition of the pressures the current situation brings, we remain committed to progressing substantial shorter term investment in the existing A83 in tandem with the work to identify a permanent solution as part of a two-phased approach” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “We recognise that the timescales for an alternative to the current route are frustrating for the local community but in recognition of the pressures the current situation brings, we remain committed to progressing substantial shorter term investment in the existing A83 in tandem with the work to identify a permanent solution as part of a two-phased approach” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Low Emission Zones are required to protect public health and improve air quality in our city centres, but the transition in our four biggest cities must happen in a fair and a just way. The LEZ Mobility Fund will provide immediate assistance to households and businesses that are most impacted by the anticipated emission standards – and that will be enforced sometime after 2022” External link

fleetworld Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen insisted : “quarantine policy is a travel ban in all but name” External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen insisted : “quarantine policy is a travel ban in all but name” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “Not withstanding that, what I can say is we have already engaged with airports on options around testing passengers that could be piloted to better understand the risk around transmission” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen insisted : “quarantine policy is a travel ban in all but name” External link

thecourier Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “Not withstanding that, what I can say is we have already engaged with airports on options around testing passengers that could be piloted to better understand the risk around transmission” External link

thecourier Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The global shift towards EVs means that prices are coming down year on year, but the price point for new vehicles remains high for many. We want to make it easier for people to switch by providing interest-free finance options for used vehicles” External link

energylivenews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen saying : “The unprecedented impact of the Covid–19 outbreak has resulted in necessary changes to priorities across government and across our local authority partners” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 14, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen saying : “The unprecedented impact of the Covid–19 outbreak has resulted in necessary changes to priorities across government and across our local authority partners” External link

eveningexpress Monday, September 14, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “I’m very conscious of the very significant efforts they have all made in responding to this incident and the heroic nature of the way in which they went about dealing with what was a very complex and tragic event in itself” External link

eveningexpress Friday, September 11, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen added ( about Rail Accident Investigation Branch ) : "Once that has been complete and the investigations has been complete, Network Rail and engineers will be in a position where they can start the recovery phase of the process. "My expectation is that the line will remain closed for passenger use into October, given the scale of the challenge they face moving into the recovery phase once the investigation has been completed" External link

bbc Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “It just demonstrates the courage and determination they had to try and help to deal with the incident as effectively as possible,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, August 14, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “It just demonstrates the courage and determination they had to try and help to deal with the incident as effectively as possible,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, August 14, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "There is no doubt that climate change and these types of intense weather events are having an impact on the transport network, which was not designed to deal with these types of incidents" External link

heart Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We've already experienced significant disruption to the Scottish rail network as a result of these localised, intense weather events. " External link

sundaymail Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "There is no doubt that climate change and these types of intense weather events are having an impact on the transport network, which was not designed to deal with these types of incidents" External link

skynews Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "There is no doubt that climate change and these types of intense weather events are having an impact on the transport network, which was not designed to deal with these types of incidents" External link

heart Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The rail network are experiencing increasing challenges across different parts of the routes, not just here in Scotland but across the UK, due to what is an increasing number of very intense localised weather events that have a significant impact on the infrastructure that they have within the rail network" External link

RTERadio Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The trial will help to demonstrate that the movement of timber in Scotland by rail is possible as well as efficient and, it will provide confidence to both the timber and rail freight industries to develop permanent and sustainable solutions to meet market needs" External link

bbc Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The masterplan has produced an exciting concept design which delivers a station that can meet operational requirements for the longer term and improves accessibility for all. "By introducing new points of access in key areas, this plan will ensure the station becomes a seamless gateway to the Old and New towns of Edinburgh and one that encourages greater commuter, business and leisure use alike. "The next stage of design work will see how 21st century functionality can be incorporated within the historical setting of Waverley" External link

bbc Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We remain committed to the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish Government and Heathrow. We are clear that expansion of the UK’s only global hub airport should deliver benefits for all the nations of the UK” External link

heraldscotland Friday, July 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Sadly, it remains the case that from this lower total number of casualties, more people have died on Scotland's roads compared to last year. "While we are on track to exceed our reduction target for fatal collisions, I know that this offers no comfort to the friends and family of those who have tragically lost their lives" External link

bbc Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We remain committed to the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish Government and Heathrow. We are clear that expansion of the UK’s only global hub airport should deliver benefits for all the nations of the UK. Routes between Scotland and global hubs like Heathrow and Amsterdam are essential for Scotland’s international connectivity, supporting economic growth in Scotland and helping us deliver our Trade and Investment Strategy. As these reasons remain valid we have not considered withdrawing from the memorandum of understanding” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We remain committed to the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish Government and Heathrow. We are clear that expansion of the UK’s only global hub airport should deliver benefits for all the nations of the UK. Routes between Scotland and global hubs like Heathrow and Amsterdam are essential for Scotland’s international connectivity, supporting economic growth in Scotland and helping us deliver our Trade and Investment Strategy. As these reasons remain valid we have not considered withdrawing from the memorandum of understanding” External link

thecourier Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The current COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging and difficult time across the globe. As we continue the transition through the Scottish government’s Routemap to Recovery, it is clear that we need to do all we can to boost the economy through green initiatives” External link

europeanrailwayreview Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "It is important that all deals take account of the unprecedented economic challenges created by coronavirus and we are working with partners, to understand how best to move forward and respond to current circumstances" External link

bbc Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "It is important that all deals take account of the unprecedented economic challenges created by coronavirus and we are working with partners, to understand how best to move forward and respond to current circumstances" External link

bbc Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The obvious temptation for households with access to a car will be to take that option, however, we know many journeys are less than a few miles and could be covered via active travel, especially over the summer and autumn months" External link

standard Monday, July 13, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Buchanan Street ) : "The Kingston Bridge has become an iconic landmark in Glasgow over the half-century it's been in operation. "The crossing played its part in taking a significant amount of traffic off the city centre streets and paved the way for the pedestrianisation of Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street. "There is no doubt it continues to play a vital role, carrying around 155,000 vehicles a day" External link

bbc Friday, June 26, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We are now in a position to enter phase two of the route map, however we must do so with great caution, as we cannot risk a resurgence of the virus and wasting all of the good work to date in terms of respecting boundaries and working from home. "Transport has a vital role to play in helping restart the economy, but there is a clear and great need for personal and collective responsibility when travelling, especially by public transport. "It's also very important to leave space on public transport for those who need it most" External link

bbc Monday, June 22, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We are now in a position to enter phase two of the route map, however we must do so with great caution, as we cannot risk a resurgence of the virus and wasting all of the good work to date in terms of respecting boundaries and working from home. "Transport has a vital role to play in helping restart the economy, but there is a clear and great need for personal and collective responsibility when travelling, especially by public transport. "It's also very important to leave space on public transport for those who need it most" External link

bbc Monday, June 22, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Realistically, it will take at least five years for services to recover to pre-Covid-19 levels” External link

thecourier Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Restrictions that we may want to have on ferries wouldn’t apply to bus and rail, but we may want to keep in place on ferries for a longer period of time, if that is the clinical advice we receive and also the view of island authorities,” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Restrictions that we may want to have on ferries wouldn’t apply to bus and rail, but we may want to keep in place on ferries for a longer period of time, if that is the clinical advice we receive and also the view of island authorities,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Today, I am urging employers, operators and the public to embrace these changes and help us all adapt to a new environment which has flexible and remote working at its core, for the immediate future at least, flattens peak travel demand and has a strong focus on active travel” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Please come prepared with your own face covering when using public transport” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “looking at a range of options to try to help to manage aspects of demand” External link

thecourier Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “looking at a range of options to try to help to manage aspects of demand” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "For that reason people should and are expected to wear face coverings as an additional measure when using public transport as a consideration to staff and to fellow passengers" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Although the new NHS Scotland Test and Protect strategy will offer comfort to the public, we cannot afford to be complacent," "The virus is still with us, and the transport system has a vital role to play in the next stage of recovery" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Mark Leonard ) : “we are heartbroken at Leonard’s passing” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen wrote : “I have known Leonard and his wife for almost 30 years,” “He was such a wonderful person, both as someone who cared deeply about the people he provided services to in his role at Access, and as a very proud family man. Leonard often spoke about his family and the pride he had with his children” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Mark Leonard ) : “we are heartbroken at Leonard’s passing” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen wrote : “I have known Leonard and his wife for almost 30 years,” “He was such a wonderful person, both as someone who cared deeply about the people he provided services to in his role at Access, and as a very proud family man. Leonard often spoke about his family and the pride he had with his children” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Good progress continues to be made with implementation of the air traffic management modernisation programme. That work will continue in parallel with work to prepare the IIA, and ongoing engagement with staff, unions, airport users and other stakeholders” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Therefore how is the Scottish Government are going to finance what could be up to a billion pounds in cost on our rail network while we have social distancing in place?” External link

eveningexpress Friday, May 15, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Therefore how is the Scottish Government going to finance what could be up to a billion pounds in cost on our rail network while we have social distancing in place?” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Therefore how is the Scottish Government going to finance what could be up to a billion pounds in cost on our rail network while we have social distancing in place?” External link

thecourier Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "PPE has been, and is, available and is used when necessary in accordance with Public Health Guidelines and directives," External link

CBC Saturday, May 9, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Access works diligently with Public Health, our staff, our consumers and our unions and takes every step possible to ensure that proper safety protocols are in place and enforced," External link

barrie Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen wrote : “Access works diligently with public health, our staff, our consumers and our unions and takes every step possible to ensure that proper safety protocols are in place and enforced,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “PPE has been, and is, available and is used when necessary in accordance with public health guidelines and directives,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The Scottish Government is fully committed to tackling air pollution in the quickest time possible” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : ”Moving from a before to within lockdown comparison is important to monitor changes in travel as we consider the transition from restrictions looking ahead. “I would like to thank and pay tribute to the clear overwhelming majority of people who are continuing to follow Government guidance and limit travel to only essential journeys” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "the initiative is designed with agility and pace in mind" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen blamed : “budget constraints from successive UK Governments” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “The freight industry in Scotland is vital to our efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on all businesses and individuals in Scotland. Please facilitate freight drivers and others to continue to access toilet facilities and handwashing facilities” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “The freight industry in Scotland is vital to our efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on all businesses and individuals in Scotland. Please facilitate freight drivers and others to continue to access toilet facilities and handwashing facilities” External link

thecourier Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Our aviation sector is facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, so the Scottish Government is working with industry partners to ensure our lifeline air links continue to operate for the remote communities that depend on them” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Our aviation sector is facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, so the Scottish Government is working with industry partners to ensure our lifeline air links continue to operate for the remote communities that depend on them. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

standard Friday, March 20, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

railwaymagazine Friday, March 20, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, March 20, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

bathchronicle Friday, March 20, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, March 20, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

leicestermercury Friday, March 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

derbytelegraph Friday, March 20, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

westbriton Friday, March 20, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

plymouthherald Friday, March 20, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

surreymirror Friday, March 20, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, March 20, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

exeterexpressandecho Friday, March 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

newsandstar Friday, March 20, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances" External link

themirror Friday, March 20, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 20, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “During this difficult period it is likely that some airlines around the world will fail, which will have a direct impact on our air connectivity in the future,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Consequently a reduced level of service from ScotRail is being planned urgently and details on this will be provided in the very near future,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “There is the risk that some inter island ferries could be impacted because there is not an alternative crew, who could provide that service,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “During this difficult period it is likely that some airlines around the world will fail, which will have a direct impact on our air connectivity in the future,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Consequently a reduced level of service from ScotRail is being planned urgently and details on this will be provided in the very near future,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “There is the risk that some inter island ferries could be impacted because there is not an alternative crew, who could provide that service,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I'm delighted that the line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries is now reopened. "I'm very grateful for the work that has been undertaken by staff over the course of the last four weeks in what has, at times, been very challenging weather. "I also recognize that this has caused an inconvenience to regular users of the line, but no doubt you'll appreciate the nature and the scale of the challenge which Network Rail staff have faced in repairing this damage" External link

bbc Monday, March 16, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT



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Andrew MacDonald said ( about Michael Mathisen ) : "Our general secretary wrote to you [Mr Yousaf] recently about the workplace parking levy and highlighted the risks faced by officers and specifically the terror threat against them. “To date we have not received a reply other than to advise that you had, inexplicably, passed this matter of police officer safety to the minister for transport, Michael Matheson. “We wrote to you about a matter of safety for Scotland ’s police officers, either you value their safety or you do not. “Imposing this parking levy does nothing to mitigate the risks police officers face, nor is it realistic to expect a desperately underfunded police service to bear that burden. “Cabinet Secretary, I appeal to you to bring this to an end and tell Conference that you value our safety and will oppose this levy on police officers and the police service" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Murdo Fraser said ( about Michael Mathisen ) : "The SNP has been well and truly caught out. “In 2017, they said they’d to listen to peoples’ views before considering whether to introduce this plan. “Michael Matheson is on record just weeks ago admitting they haven’t done so. Yet now they want to sneak it through, all in order to buy off their friends in the Greens. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Manuel Cortes added ( about Michael Mathisen ) : "When there could have been light at the end of the tunnel after months of misery, Mr Matheson has done no more than ask Abellio for yet another plan that will take two months to arrive before anything gets done. " External link

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Michael Mathisen said : "The Scottish government is wholly committed to ending our contribution to climate change by 2045, and doing so in a way that ensures a just transition to net-zero, making sure no-one is left behind. "One year ago, we launched the £62 million energy transition fund, recognising the impact of Covid-19 on the energy, but also the need to support our energy sector to grow and transition in a fair way" "By capitalising on our strengths in energy, innovation, and our skilled workforce, Scotland can show the rest of the world how it's done - and ensure our people, businesses and communities are at the forefront of our new green economy," External link

bbc Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Scotland is wholly committed to becoming a net-zero economy by 2045, and doing so in a way that is just and fair for all. I strongly welcome this investment in Scotland's energy networks, which will help our progress towards decarbonisation while ensuring that the economic and social benefits of the energy transition are realised across the country. " External link

electricenergyonline Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme continues to help drive a green recovery, responding to the global climate emergency and improving air quality" External link

bbc Monday, March 22, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "This type of innovation is key in responding to the global climate emergency and highlights the opportunities that can be realised here in Scotland" External link

bbc Monday, March 22, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “It’s been very much a mixed report card for Abellio but one we did not believe lived up to our aspirations and what we set out in the original franchise agreement with them” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “With the current ScotRail franchise expected to end in March 2022, we need to take decisions about successor arrangements within the current legislative framework,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “With the current ScotRail franchise expected to end in March 2022, we need to take decisions about successor arrangements within the current legislative framework,” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen replied : “No, we will not. We have already made it clear that the franchise will come to an end next year” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Across Scotland we have so far committed more than £1.9bn over the next 10 to 20 years to city region and growth deals and additional investments. "It's great to see such significant progress in delivering this transformative project, which will create jobs, apprenticeships and new connections into the manufacturing innovation district" External link

bbc Friday, March 5, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Deaths or serious injuries on our road network are not an inevitability. Our strong belief, shared by Scotland’s road safety partners, is that even one death on our roads is one too many” External link

fleetworld Monday, March 1, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Border Force ) : “When you arrive at the airport Border Force will check all three of these, and once you have gone through the border point, you will be met by security who will then take you to baggage reclaim and then onto transport which will take you directly to the hotel you’ve been allocated” External link

thecourier Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:25:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about The UK ) : "It's a loophole that has been created by the UK Government and its failure to take action on the basis of the clinical and expert advice that has been provided on this matter" External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The challenge you have with trying to achieve it through border checks between Scotland and England is just the thousands of vehicles that cross that particular route each day. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We need a comprehensive approach to restricting international travel”. I agree but hamstringing the airlines and destroying the travel industry isn’t the way forward. Any such approach should have been put in place at the beginning of this crisis. Not a year after this noxious horse has well and truly bolted, charged across the country, wreaking havoc on our communities and all but destroyed the economy. And especially not at a time when the infection rates have peaked and are on the decline, and we have a proven cure, rolling out across the UK in an unprecedented history making mass vaccination program. It’s a lifting of restrictions and easing of lockdown that’s desperately required not another blizzard of bad news. Willie Macleod, executive director of UK Hospitality, Scotland hit the nail on the head, when he says: " External link

heraldscotland Friday, February 12, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Passengers entering England from the red-list countries who then seek to travel onto Scotland will have to isolate in a hotel in England. Last week, that was 130 people. " External link

thesun Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "With very limited genome sequencing going on globally, data on new variants is unreliable. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “To manage the risk of importing new variants, and to give vaccine deployment the best chance of bringing us closer to normality here in Scotland, we have to place further limits on international travel,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The number of travellers coming to Scotland directly is reducing and I expect these restrictions to reduce arrivals yet further,” “These measures will be backed with criminal offences, as usual. The stronger approach we are taking is necessary and appropriate” External link

thecourier Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “To manage the risk of importing new variants, and to give vaccine deployment the best chance of bringing us closer to normality here in Scotland, we have to place further limits on international travel,” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The number of travellers coming to Scotland directly is reducing and I expect these restrictions to reduce arrivals yet further,” “These measures will be backed with criminal offences as usual. The stronger approach we are taking are necessary and appropriate” External link

eveningexpress Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We continue to press the UK Government to adopt what we believe is a more comprehensive approach and require all arrivals to go into quarantine hotels,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We continue to press the UK Government to adopt what we believe is a more comprehensive approach and require all arrivals to go into quarantine hotels,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We need a comprehensive approach to restricting travel” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Protecting the vaccine and helping us return to a greater degree of normality is now a part of our regulations. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "From Monday, we will require all international travellers arriving directly on flights into Scotland to enter managed isolation," External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We're being warned that parts of Scotland are expected to face another period of challenging weather, with the Met Office issuing an amber snow warning for Tuesday. " External link

themirror Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Our overall focus is on driving inclusive economic growth, the transition to net zero, and building resilient and sustainable places. This package of significant investment will support economic confidence in every corner of Scotland and send out a clear message that we will continue to do all we can to secure our recovery from coronavirus. In the process we will also be supporting over 45,000 jobs and building a strong future for Scotland” External link

publictechnology Monday, February 8, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We recognise the issues faced by the Caithness area with the loss of the flights to and from Edinburgh and Aberdeen, so we are pleased to announce significant funding to help reintroduce flights to Wick Airport. "This will allow Highland Council, in partnership with key stakeholders, to take forward plans for public service obligation routes. "I am in no doubt they are best placed to determine the services that are required by their communities" External link

bbc Friday, February 5, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, January 22, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Our teams always look to learn lessons from previous winters and have once again worked hard throughout the year to ensure we are well prepared for when the worst of the weather arrives. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, January 22, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Liz Smith ) : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. It is a very serious concern that the Queensferry Crossing ice problems have still not been fixed. Key workers in Lothian and Fife especially desperately need that bridge to be open in the current circumstances. Liz Smith (@MspLiz) January 21, 2021 " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "International travel has played a key role in previous waves of coronavirus and is a significant risk to our efforts to suppress the virus to the lowest possible level. "The emergence of these new variants mean we must think carefully about restrictions on travel. "It is crucial we take the right steps to prevent importing new strains that can increase transmission or undermine the vaccine in Scotland" External link

bbc Friday, January 15, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving in the UK is our first defence in managing the risk of imported cases from communities with high risks of transmission. "That is why we have made the decision to remove Dubai from the country exemptions list” External link

thesun Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving in the UK is our first defence in managing the risk of imported cases from communities with high risks of transmission. "That is why we have made the decision to remove Dubai from the country exemptions list” External link

thesun Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "It is evident, both in Scotland and in countries across the world, that the virus continues to pose real risks to health and to life and we need to interrupt the rise in cases. "Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving in the UK is our first defence in managing the risk of imported cases from communities with high risks of transmission. That is why we have made the decision to remove Dubai from the country exemptions list. "Whether or not an overseas destination has been designated for quarantine restrictions, our message remains clear that people should not currently be undertaking non-essential foreign travel. "People need to stay at home to help suppress the virus, protect our NHS and save lives" External link

bbc Monday, January 11, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “This project has the potential to be a game-changer for the future of Scotland’s rail rolling stock” External link

energylivenews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Scotland did not vote for EU exit and we regret having to prepare for it – particularly in the midst of a global pandemic,” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 28, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Scotland did not vote for EU exit and we regret having to prepare for it - particularly in the midst of a global pandemic. "However, the Cairnryan crossings are important for Scottish exporters and the ports themselves, and are also of strategic importance to Northern Ireland so we are taking action to protect them. "At this stage we do not expect a significant increase in traffic or delays at Cairnryan, but it is essential that we are prepared for every eventuality" External link

bbc Monday, December 28, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Following detailed assessment work and consideration of feedback received throughout the design development process, we have identified a preferred option which will include improved journey time and reliability for all trunk road traffic, improve road safety and provide opportunities for active travel" External link

bbc Monday, December 21, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "An officer just came in, had a look around, sort of had a look at whether people were distancing and stuff like that, and seemed pretty happy with what he'd seen. " External link

plymouthherald Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We're opening on weekends at the moment, but we're basically just open for a bit of sanity for ourselves and our customers, even though we're taking a loss due to not being able to open fully," External link

plymouthherald Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Some of the work around the preparations around introducing concessionary travel for under-19s was paused earlier in the year due to staff in Transport Scotland having to be put towards dealing with Covid-19 issues” External link

thecourier Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. " External link

heraldscotland Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Our teams always look to learn lessons from previous winters and have once again worked hard throughout the year to ensure we are well prepared for when the worst of the weather arrives. " External link

heraldscotland Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I recognise the frustration of travellers today, and I very much regret that the bridge has been closed for the first time, but it is a bridge that's given us much greater resilience than the old Forth Road Bridge. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 4, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The process for deciding (transport priorities) is for this Parliament, not for the UK Government,” External link

eveningexpress Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “I was delighted to have the opportunity today to discuss with local stakeholders and businesses our continuing work in delivering landslide mitigation measures at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful and the Old Military Road local diversion. "At this meeting, I announced that I have instructed our contractors to commence construction of a new 175 metre debris bund above the Old Military Road, with the aim of completing works before Christmas, weather permitting. This will provide greater resilience to the local diversion, helping to ensure continuity of access to the region” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I welcome this vital analysis from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks as part of the wider work underway through our EV strategic Partnership. " External link

electricenergyonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Despite some of the differences of opinion that have been shared this afternoon, I am in no doubt we all have a shared objective of seeking to suppress the virus as best we can and to manage our country through the course of this pandemic as best we can” External link

southwalesargus Friday, November 20, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Despite some of the differences of opinion that have been shared this afternoon, I am in no doubt … we all have a shared objective of seeking to suppress the virus as best we can and to manage our country through the course of this pandemic as best we can” External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Despite some of the differences of opinion that have been shared this afternoon, I am in no doubt we all have a shared objective of seeking to suppress the virus as best we can and to manage our country through the course of this pandemic as best we can” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Official Journal ) : "We believe there is still interest in Glasgow Prestwick Airport, so we are formally putting the business back on the market. "Despite the recent setback in the previous sale process, the airport's senior management team has continued to engage with potential buyers and a notice will shortly be placed in the Official Journal of the European Union inviting expressions of interest. "This allows interested parties to submit formal proposals, and may encourage new interest as well" External link

bbc Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The Scottish Government is a full partner in the Glasgow City Region City Deal, contributing 500 million over 20 years to the Infrastructure Investment Fund. The investment in this project through the Deal will contribute to the region’s economic recovery by creating jobs, and providing the commercial infrastructure to support and attract businesses to the Renfrewshire area” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Aberdeenshire Council ) : "The Met Office is warning of heavy rain, particularly in Angus, Aberdeenshire and the eastern part of Perth and Kinross, so travellers should expect some disruption on the trunk road network. "The rain will likely lead to difficult driving conditions, so I'd urge travellers to plan their journey ahead, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice" External link

bbc Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about The UK ) : "There is a real possibility that the Tories spending money on their own priorities in Scotland will see money being salami sliced from Scotland's budget - that is completely unacceptable both to me and no doubt the vast majority of people in Scotland. "While I will seek to engage constructively with the UK government, I will absolutely not sign up to anything which in any way undermines the devolution settlement. The ball is in the UK government's court to prove that this is not the case - but thus far I frankly have little confidence in this process" External link

bbc Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The Met Office is warning of heavy rain, particularly in Angus, Aberdeenshire and the eastern part of Perth and Kinross, so travellers should expect some disruption on the trunk road network. "The rain will likely lead to difficult driving conditions, so I'd urge travellers to plan their journey ahead, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice" External link

bbc Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The Met Office is warning of heavy rain, particularly in Angus, Aberdeenshire and the eastern part of Perth and Kinross, so travellers should expect some disruption on the trunk road network. "The rain will likely lead to difficult driving conditions, so I'd urge travellers to plan their journey ahead, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice" External link

bbc Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The rain will likely lead to difficult driving conditions, so I’d urge travellers to plan their journey ahead, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice” External link

thecourier Friday, October 2, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Scottish ministers will reflect upon future options for the business” External link

thecourier Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Scottish ministers will reflect upon future options for the business” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “We recognise that the timescales for an alternative to the current route are frustrating for the local community but in recognition of the pressures the current situation brings, we remain committed to progressing substantial shorter term investment in the existing A83 in tandem with the work to identify a permanent solution as part of a two-phased approach” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “We recognise that the timescales for an alternative to the current route are frustrating for the local community but in recognition of the pressures the current situation brings, we remain committed to progressing substantial shorter term investment in the existing A83 in tandem with the work to identify a permanent solution as part of a two-phased approach” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Low Emission Zones are required to protect public health and improve air quality in our city centres, but the transition in our four biggest cities must happen in a fair and a just way. The LEZ Mobility Fund will provide immediate assistance to households and businesses that are most impacted by the anticipated emission standards – and that will be enforced sometime after 2022” External link

fleetworld Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen insisted : “quarantine policy is a travel ban in all but name” External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen insisted : “quarantine policy is a travel ban in all but name” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “Not withstanding that, what I can say is we have already engaged with airports on options around testing passengers that could be piloted to better understand the risk around transmission” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen insisted : “quarantine policy is a travel ban in all but name” External link

thecourier Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “Not withstanding that, what I can say is we have already engaged with airports on options around testing passengers that could be piloted to better understand the risk around transmission” External link

thecourier Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The global shift towards EVs means that prices are coming down year on year, but the price point for new vehicles remains high for many. We want to make it easier for people to switch by providing interest-free finance options for used vehicles” External link

energylivenews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen saying : “The unprecedented impact of the Covid–19 outbreak has resulted in necessary changes to priorities across government and across our local authority partners” External link

pressandjournal Monday, September 14, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen saying : “The unprecedented impact of the Covid–19 outbreak has resulted in necessary changes to priorities across government and across our local authority partners” External link

eveningexpress Monday, September 14, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “I’m very conscious of the very significant efforts they have all made in responding to this incident and the heroic nature of the way in which they went about dealing with what was a very complex and tragic event in itself” External link

eveningexpress Friday, September 11, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen added ( about Rail Accident Investigation Branch ) : "Once that has been complete and the investigations has been complete, Network Rail and engineers will be in a position where they can start the recovery phase of the process. "My expectation is that the line will remain closed for passenger use into October, given the scale of the challenge they face moving into the recovery phase once the investigation has been completed" External link

bbc Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “It just demonstrates the courage and determination they had to try and help to deal with the incident as effectively as possible,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, August 14, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “It just demonstrates the courage and determination they had to try and help to deal with the incident as effectively as possible,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, August 14, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "There is no doubt that climate change and these types of intense weather events are having an impact on the transport network, which was not designed to deal with these types of incidents" External link

heart Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We've already experienced significant disruption to the Scottish rail network as a result of these localised, intense weather events. " External link

sundaymail Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "There is no doubt that climate change and these types of intense weather events are having an impact on the transport network, which was not designed to deal with these types of incidents" External link

skynews Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "There is no doubt that climate change and these types of intense weather events are having an impact on the transport network, which was not designed to deal with these types of incidents" External link

heart Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The rail network are experiencing increasing challenges across different parts of the routes, not just here in Scotland but across the UK, due to what is an increasing number of very intense localised weather events that have a significant impact on the infrastructure that they have within the rail network" External link

RTERadio Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The trial will help to demonstrate that the movement of timber in Scotland by rail is possible as well as efficient and, it will provide confidence to both the timber and rail freight industries to develop permanent and sustainable solutions to meet market needs" External link

bbc Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The masterplan has produced an exciting concept design which delivers a station that can meet operational requirements for the longer term and improves accessibility for all. "By introducing new points of access in key areas, this plan will ensure the station becomes a seamless gateway to the Old and New towns of Edinburgh and one that encourages greater commuter, business and leisure use alike. "The next stage of design work will see how 21st century functionality can be incorporated within the historical setting of Waverley" External link

bbc Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We remain committed to the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish Government and Heathrow. We are clear that expansion of the UK’s only global hub airport should deliver benefits for all the nations of the UK” External link

heraldscotland Friday, July 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Sadly, it remains the case that from this lower total number of casualties, more people have died on Scotland's roads compared to last year. "While we are on track to exceed our reduction target for fatal collisions, I know that this offers no comfort to the friends and family of those who have tragically lost their lives" External link

bbc Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We remain committed to the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish Government and Heathrow. We are clear that expansion of the UK’s only global hub airport should deliver benefits for all the nations of the UK. Routes between Scotland and global hubs like Heathrow and Amsterdam are essential for Scotland’s international connectivity, supporting economic growth in Scotland and helping us deliver our Trade and Investment Strategy. As these reasons remain valid we have not considered withdrawing from the memorandum of understanding” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “We remain committed to the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish Government and Heathrow. We are clear that expansion of the UK’s only global hub airport should deliver benefits for all the nations of the UK. Routes between Scotland and global hubs like Heathrow and Amsterdam are essential for Scotland’s international connectivity, supporting economic growth in Scotland and helping us deliver our Trade and Investment Strategy. As these reasons remain valid we have not considered withdrawing from the memorandum of understanding” External link

thecourier Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The current COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging and difficult time across the globe. As we continue the transition through the Scottish government’s Routemap to Recovery, it is clear that we need to do all we can to boost the economy through green initiatives” External link

europeanrailwayreview Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "It is important that all deals take account of the unprecedented economic challenges created by coronavirus and we are working with partners, to understand how best to move forward and respond to current circumstances" External link

bbc Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "It is important that all deals take account of the unprecedented economic challenges created by coronavirus and we are working with partners, to understand how best to move forward and respond to current circumstances" External link

bbc Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "The obvious temptation for households with access to a car will be to take that option, however, we know many journeys are less than a few miles and could be covered via active travel, especially over the summer and autumn months" External link

standard Monday, July 13, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Buchanan Street ) : "The Kingston Bridge has become an iconic landmark in Glasgow over the half-century it's been in operation. "The crossing played its part in taking a significant amount of traffic off the city centre streets and paved the way for the pedestrianisation of Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street. "There is no doubt it continues to play a vital role, carrying around 155,000 vehicles a day" External link

bbc Friday, June 26, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We are now in a position to enter phase two of the route map, however we must do so with great caution, as we cannot risk a resurgence of the virus and wasting all of the good work to date in terms of respecting boundaries and working from home. "Transport has a vital role to play in helping restart the economy, but there is a clear and great need for personal and collective responsibility when travelling, especially by public transport. "It's also very important to leave space on public transport for those who need it most" External link

bbc Monday, June 22, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "We are now in a position to enter phase two of the route map, however we must do so with great caution, as we cannot risk a resurgence of the virus and wasting all of the good work to date in terms of respecting boundaries and working from home. "Transport has a vital role to play in helping restart the economy, but there is a clear and great need for personal and collective responsibility when travelling, especially by public transport. "It's also very important to leave space on public transport for those who need it most" External link

bbc Monday, June 22, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Realistically, it will take at least five years for services to recover to pre-Covid-19 levels” External link

thecourier Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Restrictions that we may want to have on ferries wouldn’t apply to bus and rail, but we may want to keep in place on ferries for a longer period of time, if that is the clinical advice we receive and also the view of island authorities,” External link

eveningexpress Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Restrictions that we may want to have on ferries wouldn’t apply to bus and rail, but we may want to keep in place on ferries for a longer period of time, if that is the clinical advice we receive and also the view of island authorities,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Today, I am urging employers, operators and the public to embrace these changes and help us all adapt to a new environment which has flexible and remote working at its core, for the immediate future at least, flattens peak travel demand and has a strong focus on active travel” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Please come prepared with your own face covering when using public transport” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “looking at a range of options to try to help to manage aspects of demand” External link

thecourier Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “looking at a range of options to try to help to manage aspects of demand” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : "For that reason people should and are expected to wear face coverings as an additional measure when using public transport as a consideration to staff and to fellow passengers" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Although the new NHS Scotland Test and Protect strategy will offer comfort to the public, we cannot afford to be complacent," "The virus is still with us, and the transport system has a vital role to play in the next stage of recovery" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Mark Leonard ) : “we are heartbroken at Leonard’s passing” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen wrote : “I have known Leonard and his wife for almost 30 years,” “He was such a wonderful person, both as someone who cared deeply about the people he provided services to in his role at Access, and as a very proud family man. Leonard often spoke about his family and the pride he had with his children” External link

simcoe Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said ( about Mark Leonard ) : “we are heartbroken at Leonard’s passing” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen wrote : “I have known Leonard and his wife for almost 30 years,” “He was such a wonderful person, both as someone who cared deeply about the people he provided services to in his role at Access, and as a very proud family man. Leonard often spoke about his family and the pride he had with his children” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Good progress continues to be made with implementation of the air traffic management modernisation programme. That work will continue in parallel with work to prepare the IIA, and ongoing engagement with staff, unions, airport users and other stakeholders” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Therefore how is the Scottish Government are going to finance what could be up to a billion pounds in cost on our rail network while we have social distancing in place?” External link

eveningexpress Friday, May 15, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Therefore how is the Scottish Government going to finance what could be up to a billion pounds in cost on our rail network while we have social distancing in place?” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Therefore how is the Scottish Government going to finance what could be up to a billion pounds in cost on our rail network while we have social distancing in place?” External link

thecourier Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "PPE has been, and is, available and is used when necessary in accordance with Public Health Guidelines and directives," External link

CBC Saturday, May 9, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Access works diligently with Public Health, our staff, our consumers and our unions and takes every step possible to ensure that proper safety protocols are in place and enforced," External link

barrie Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen wrote : “Access works diligently with public health, our staff, our consumers and our unions and takes every step possible to ensure that proper safety protocols are in place and enforced,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “PPE has been, and is, available and is used when necessary in accordance with public health guidelines and directives,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “The Scottish Government is fully committed to tackling air pollution in the quickest time possible” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : ”Moving from a before to within lockdown comparison is important to monitor changes in travel as we consider the transition from restrictions looking ahead. “I would like to thank and pay tribute to the clear overwhelming majority of people who are continuing to follow Government guidance and limit travel to only essential journeys” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "the initiative is designed with agility and pace in mind" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen blamed : “budget constraints from successive UK Governments” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “The freight industry in Scotland is vital to our efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on all businesses and individuals in Scotland. Please facilitate freight drivers and others to continue to access toilet facilities and handwashing facilities” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen added : “The freight industry in Scotland is vital to our efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on all businesses and individuals in Scotland. Please facilitate freight drivers and others to continue to access toilet facilities and handwashing facilities” External link

thecourier Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Our aviation sector is facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, so the Scottish Government is working with industry partners to ensure our lifeline air links continue to operate for the remote communities that depend on them” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Our aviation sector is facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, so the Scottish Government is working with industry partners to ensure our lifeline air links continue to operate for the remote communities that depend on them. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

standard Friday, March 20, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

railwaymagazine Friday, March 20, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, March 20, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

bathchronicle Friday, March 20, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, March 20, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

leicestermercury Friday, March 20, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

derbytelegraph Friday, March 20, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

westbriton Friday, March 20, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

plymouthherald Friday, March 20, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

surreymirror Friday, March 20, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, March 20, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

exeterexpressandecho Friday, March 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

newsandstar Friday, March 20, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances" External link

themirror Friday, March 20, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Constructive dialogue has been held with rail unions with discussion focused on protecting rail staff while they make a significant contribution to keeping passengers and goods moving as much as possible in these challenging circumstances” External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 20, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “During this difficult period it is likely that some airlines around the world will fail, which will have a direct impact on our air connectivity in the future,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Consequently a reduced level of service from ScotRail is being planned urgently and details on this will be provided in the very near future,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “There is the risk that some inter island ferries could be impacted because there is not an alternative crew, who could provide that service,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “During this difficult period it is likely that some airlines around the world will fail, which will have a direct impact on our air connectivity in the future,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “Consequently a reduced level of service from ScotRail is being planned urgently and details on this will be provided in the very near future,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : “There is the risk that some inter island ferries could be impacted because there is not an alternative crew, who could provide that service,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Michael Mathisen said : "I'm delighted that the line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries is now reopened. "I'm very grateful for the work that has been undertaken by staff over the course of the last four weeks in what has, at times, been very challenging weather. "I also recognize that this has caused an inconvenience to regular users of the line, but no doubt you'll appreciate the nature and the scale of the challenge which Network Rail staff have faced in repairing this damage" External link

bbc Monday, March 16, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT



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Andrew MacDonald said ( about Michael Mathisen ) : "Our general secretary wrote to you [Mr Yousaf] recently about the workplace parking levy and highlighted the risks faced by officers and specifically the terror threat against them. “To date we have not received a reply other than to advise that you had, inexplicably, passed this matter of police officer safety to the minister for transport, Michael Matheson. “We wrote to you about a matter of safety for Scotland ’s police officers, either you value their safety or you do not. “Imposing this parking levy does nothing to mitigate the risks police officers face, nor is it realistic to expect a desperately underfunded police service to bear that burden. “Cabinet Secretary, I appeal to you to bring this to an end and tell Conference that you value our safety and will oppose this levy on police officers and the police service" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Murdo Fraser said ( about Michael Mathisen ) : "The SNP has been well and truly caught out. “In 2017, they said they’d to listen to peoples’ views before considering whether to introduce this plan. “Michael Matheson is on record just weeks ago admitting they haven’t done so. Yet now they want to sneak it through, all in order to buy off their friends in the Greens. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, February 5, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Manuel Cortes added ( about Michael Mathisen ) : "When there could have been light at the end of the tunnel after months of misery, Mr Matheson has done no more than ask Abellio for yet another plan that will take two months to arrive before anything gets done. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 7, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT