So Jabuzzard, if low frequency short range RFID with gates such as the skidata system is so fantastic, why do you think Vail Resorts who could certainly afford to physically gate lifts uses long range UHF RFID with gateless gantries and roving human ticket checkers?
Same reason that the USA still does not have chip and pin on their credit cards. They are extremely backwards and suffer from a huge amount of not invented here syndrome. There is no valid technical reason for not using RFID passes in Scotland. There might be economic ones and that is it period. Everything else is complete nonsense, from largely the same bunch that says it all needs to be drag lifts for "special" Scottish reasons etc.