Voluntary Purchase for Major Rail Projects

Promoters of major rail projects are responsible for the arrangements for any Voluntary Purchase Schemes (VPS) which they choose to set up and operate using their own funds.

Guidelines for the use of Transport Scotland funding for Voluntary Purchase Schemes for major rail (including light rail and tram) infrastructure projects are available to view online.

Authority to use Transport Scotland funds for third party promoter voluntary purchase schemes is contained in section 27 of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007. This provision came into force on 14 May 2007.