Author Archives: Lotti Lancaster

Sharing economy can benefit transport users

Transform Scotland have today responded to the Scottish Government’s taxi and private hire car consultation. In our response we highlight the benefits that a proactive approach to modern technology could have for taxi users.   We can see many positive benefits to the use of modern technology and smart apps: Being able to see fare…

Transform Creative Update!

As Transform Creative has turned one year old we thought that now would be a good time to post a quick update about what we’ve achieved this year! We have worked on some very exciting projects such as opening Edinburgh’s first social enterprise pub, designing the visual ID for the Sustainable Scotland Network conference, and…

Opposition parties must prevent cuts to Air Passenger Duty

Election success for SNP, Tories and Greens provide opportunities for sustainable transport Transform Scotland’s director Colin Howden responds to the 2016 election results: “We’re happy to send our congratulations to the Scottish National Party in its re-election as the Scottish Government, and to those, both new and returning, elected as Members of the Scottish Parliament….

Report on Transform Platform for the Conservatives

Lotti Lancaster reports from the final in the series of our election events. Phil Matthews, chair of Transform Scotland, gave a brief overview of the event series and Transform’s main campaigns at the moment: the ‘What We Want‘ booklet with our six main demands for sustainable transport, and the ‘Bus Fair‘ campaign calling for a fairer…

Report on ‘Transform Platform for Labour’

The first of Transform Scotland’s election events was held on Thursday 28 January, and featured David Stewart MSP for Scottish Labour. Over sixty people attended the event at Edinburgh City Chambers to hear what Labour are envisioning for sustainable transport in Scotland. John Webster reports. The event was hosted by Cllr Andrew Burns, Leader of…

Reinstatement of Edinburgh South Suburban Railway

The Capital Rail Action Group and Transform Scotland have written a parliamentary briefing supporting the the Members’ Business debate: Reinstatement of the Edinburgh South Suburban Railway. Lawrence Marshall said: “Local passenger services on the South Suburban railway line have been absent for over 50 years now. It’s time for our nation’s capital city to join…

Bridge closure an opportunity to cut Forth road traffic long-term

Colin Howden, director of Transform Scotland, responds to the Forth Road Bridge closure announced today. “It’s very welcome that the Government is now encouraging people to look at car sharing and public transport alternatives for trips across the Forth. But why has it taken this unexpected closure of the Forth Road Bridge to get Scottish…

Transform Platform for Labour

We’re excited to announce the first of our series of election events! In advance of the Scottish Parliament Elections, we are hosting a series of events, providing our members and the wider transport sector with the opportunity to engage with representatives of the five main political parties in Scotland. These events will take place in both Edinburgh…

New Research Manager Joins Transform

Michelle Brophy has joined Transform Scotland after the departure of Jolin Warren as our Research Manager. Michelle manages research tasks for Transform Scotland. Currently she is undertaking specific research projects around buses and cycling. She has worked in Transportation for the last ten years and it has been the focal point for her career. She…

Social Enterprise Successes

Both of our social enterprises, TRAC and Transform Creative, have been very busy. The Sustrans 3-Year Report was a joint venture between TRAC and Transform Creative. TRAC prepared a series of case studies showing Sustrans’ work with schools, with communities, at workplaces, and with its many partner organisations. TRAC also prepared the messaging around Sustrans’ impacts in…