Author Archives: Rachel McFarlane

Transform’s role in holding Government to account remains as critical as ever: 2022 annual report published

We’ve today published our new Annual Report. This year’s report focuses on our top three priorities for 2022: Cut road traffic by 20% by 2030;  Make public transport more affordable than driving; Switch spending from new roads to sustainable transport. Transform’s acting chair Stuart Hay notes in his ‘Message from the Chair’ that: “Scotland now…

Recent updates from Transform

Transform’s communications officer, Rachel McFarlane, reports on a few of our recent activities.  Scottish Bus Week success! The first-ever Scottish Bus Week, which took place during the last week of May, centred around the celebration of bus and the role that buses can play as a solution to the country’s transport challenges. The Bus Week…

Member profile: Raleigh UK

Raleigh UK is one of the world’s oldest and best-known bike brands. Established in 1887 in Nottingham, England and with over 130 years heritage, it is this that drives their passion for cycling and the vision for the future. They believe that sustainable production and products will ultimately add value to the company, which in…

Achieving 20% reduction in car kms: A question of logistics

We have today published the video and minutes from the Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Transport meeting that took place on Tuesday 24 May. At this meeting Clare Linton, the policy and research advisor at the Urban Transport Group, presented on the decarbonisation of freight and logistics; followed by Professor Iain Docherty from the University of…

Our campaign activities over the last month: Travel Smart & The Big Give

Our communications officer, Rachel McFarlane, reports on our campaigning activities over the past month. –> Travel Smart: Fly less while achieving more.  On Tuesday 10 May, Transform Scotland joined Transport & Environment (T&E) Europe’s leading campaign group for clean mobility, to launch the ‘Travel Smart’ campaign. During the coronavirus pandemic we realised that business travel is…

Too few Scottish businesses pledge to reduce business flying, new corporate ranking finds 

Together with Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe’s leading campaign group for clean mobility, Transform Scotland is today launching the Travel Smart campaign to encourage companies to fly less while achieving more. Transform Scotland and T&E have published a groundbreaking benchmarking of 230 global companies based on their business travel practice. Top companies are defining targets…

#GreenMatchFund campaign success

Thank you. We have been overwhelmed by the support we received for our Roads to Ruin campaign. In total almost £7,000 has been raised. This could not have been achieved without you or the support of the Big Give’s Champions who matched your donation – so one donation, double the impact. Every penny will help…

The Big Give, Green Match Fund goes LIVE today!

Transform Scotland has been successful in applying to the Big Give, Green Match Fund for our Roads to Ruin campaign which goes LIVE today. Help stop new road-building in Scotland. Transport is the biggest source of climate emissions in Scotland, yet the governments continue to pour money into destructive new road schemes. We will campaign…

Transport and climate: putting in place the right incentives

Our director, Colin Howden, discusses the necessity of cutting transport emissions in order to reach our climate targets, and how we might go about achieving this. Transport is the toughest problem in hitting Scotland’s climate targets. In recent years, it has become the largest source of emissions, and despite an unceasing flow of consultations and…