A new fund of £27million will be created to pay for schemes to get more people cycling across Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon announced the cash at the SNP Conference in Aberdeen.

The First Minister said that as well as investing in cleaner bus technology and improving public transport there needs to be infrastructure improvements for active travel.

She said: “We want people to walk and cycle more too, reducing our carbon footprint and improving our health.
“So I can announce today new investment for local projects the length and breadth of our nation. 
“From Ayr to Aberdeen, a fund of £27 million will support more than 200 schemes to make it easier for people to cycle and to walk.
“That is acting locally as we lead globally in making our contribution to tackling the climate emergency.”