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Transform debates the National Transport Strategy

Published 03 September 2015 by Colin Howden

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With the Scottish Government carrying out a “Refresh” of the National Transport Strategy, we thought it’d be worth asking some of our Member groups to debate how the Strategy could be improved, and what the next Scottish Government administration — whatever party or parties end up forming it — can do to make place sustainable transport at its heart.

The debate will be held at Edinburgh’s City Chambers on Thursday 1 October from 7pm-8pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

We are very pleased to be joined at the debate by Cllr Andrew Burns (Leader of The City of Edinburgh Council) and Prof. Tom Rye (Director of Napier Transport Research Institute), alongside some short pitches from our members about what should be included in the Strategy:

  • Alistair Kirkbride, Executive Director, Carplus
  • Emilia Hanna, Air Pollution Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Scotland
  • Steven Stewart, Director of Corporate Communications, Stagecoach Group
  • David Livey, Policy and Media Advisor, Sustrans Scotland
  • Paul Tetlaw, Rail Campaigner, Transform Scotland

To register to attend the debate, please email <>. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 1 October.

Transform Scotland members and supporters are also invited to join us for the Transform Scotland annual general meeting, which will be held immediately before the debate (from 6.15pm-6.45pm).