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Severe disruption: A8 Renfrewshire westbound

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A8 Renfrewshire westbound severe disruption, from B789 Main Road to Glasgow Road.

A8 Renfrewshire - A8 Greenock Road in Langbank closed westbound from the B789 Main Road junction to the Glasgow Road junction, because of flooding.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A8 Renfrewshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A8 Renfrewshire westbound severe disruption, from B789 to Glasgow Road.

A8 Renfrewshire - A8 Greenock Road closed westbound from the B789 junction to the Glasgow Road junction, because of surface water.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A8 Inverclyde both ways

BBC News Travel

A8 Inverclyde both ways severe disruption, from Gibshill Road to Cartsdyke Avenue.

A8 Inverclyde - A8 Main Street in Greenock closed in both directions from the Gibshill Road junction to the Cartsdyke Avenue junction, because of flooding.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Tycoon Jim McColl 'surprised' at FM's ferry contract announcement
Former shipyard owner Jim McColl says he was surprised when First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Ferguson of Port Glasgow had won a contract to build two new ferries.

Why is Scotland building gas-powered ships?

Glenn Sannox is the first LNG-powered ship to be built in the UK
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Former Ferguson shipyard owner Jim McColl is due to give evidence at Holyrood's ferry inquiry. He has suggested it would be cheaper to scrap two problem-hit "green" ferries and build three simpler ships instead. So why has the government insisted on sticking with the over-budget gas-powered ferries?

The two ferries being built in Port Glasgow have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Glen Sannox and "hull 802" are the first UK-built ships capable of running off liquefied natural gas, or LNG, as well as conventional diesel.

But they are three years late, £100m over budget and have dragged Scotland's last commercial shipyard into administration, prompting nationalisation. And some have questioned just how "eco-friendly" they really are.

Read more here.