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Tolls are to be scrapped on all of Scotland's road bridges in less than two weeks. The end to what many argued were 'unjust' tolls on the Forth and Tay bridges will happen at precisely one minute past midnight on February 11th, 2008.
After much debate in which the effect of job losses were weighed against congestion and pollution caused by the tolls, Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson signed the order consigning them to history. The exact date was agreed with the bridge authorities after Royal Assent was given to the abolition.
"Today marks the end of years of injustice for the people of Fife, Tayside and the Lothians, and I am delighted that in just a few days' time travellers across the bridges will no longer have to pay tolls." said Mr Stevenson. "There will now be equality on all bridges in Scotland and I am sure this announcement will be welcomed by people across the country."
The move comes after time was called on the tolls on the Skye Bridge in 2004 and on the Erskine Bridge in 2006.
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