The Scottish Reivers ride out raiding again
Motorists in England are facing punitive congestion charges of up to £10 a day but north of the border it's a different story.
Scotland will be exempt from Labour's new laws to be introduced in cities throughout England, a move which has infuriated English MPs.
The Government Bill backed by Transport Minister Douglas Alexander - who is also Secretary of State for Scotland - is to be published in the New Year.
It will lead to a string of schemes modelled on London's £8 congestion charge but in cities where public transport is far less well developed.
The move comes amid growing debate about the so-called West Lothian Question, the constitutional quirk which means Scottish MPs can vote on English laws while the English have only a limited say on what happens north of the border.
Veteran backbencher Andrew MacKinlay said that he was fed up with Scottish Ministers imposing levies on Middle England which their own constituents did not pay.