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24/Aug/2010

Fife Council issues plan to beat Leuchars Airshow traffic jam


Fife Council has announced its plan to avoid traffic jams at next month's Leuchars Airshow. Measures include temporary traffic restrictions and three park and ride sites to be set up for the extravaganza on 11 September.

There will also be temporary one-way systems and speed limits imposed in the surrounding area.

Last year thousands of motorists trying to get to the show were caught in huge traffic jams.

A section of Leuchars Railway Station Car Park will be closed with about 90 spaces retained for use by regular rail passengers on the day of the event.

Fife Constabulary said more than 50,000 people descended on the annual airshow in 2009 causing huge tailbacks.

More than 100 aircraft will be on display at the RAF base in Fife for one of the largest airshows in the UK.

The event, which was first held in 1945, is Scotland's biggest military airshow and this year there are planes from seven countries across the world, including Poland.

source: BBC News, Tuesday, August 24, 2010




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Leuchars is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, near St Andrews.

St Andrews University is just 6 miles from Leuchars.

Leuchars has good bus and rail links. The railway car park has recently been upgraded and accommodates more parking spaces. A covered walkway is also in situ. There are busses every 15 minutes to Dundee and St Andrews.

A ten-minute drive leads to Tentsmuir Forest and Kinshaldy Beach beyond. Enjoy miles of clean, sandy beaches.

Dundee and St Andrews are within easy commuting distance.

Dundee, Scotlands 4th largest city offers Cinemas, a leisure centre, Ice rink, Repertory Theatre, and for the ladies shops galore.

Nearby St Andrews has a leisure centre, Byre Theatre and Cinema.

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