Your guide to promoting more sustainable transport choices.


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2020 Climate Group

With support from the Scottish Government, the 2020 Climate Group was set up to ensure that all sectors of Scotland’s economy and civic society contribute fully to achieving Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets.

Transport Scotland

Transport Scotland is an agency of the Scottish Government and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers. From 2 August 2010 Transport Scotland is responsible for:

• Rail and trunk road networks
• Major public transport projects
• National concessionary travel schemes
• Impartial travel services
• Coordinating the National Transport Strategy for Scotland
• Liaising with regional transport partnerships, including monitoring of funding
• Sustainable transport, road safety and accessibility
• Local roads policy
• Aviation, bus, freight and taxi policy
• Ferries, ports and harbours
• The Blue Badge Scheme

Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving TrustThe Energy Saving Trust is one of Scotland and the UK's leading organisations addressing the damaging effects of climate change. It aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions - the main greenhouse gas causing climate change - by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy. The Energy Saving Trust in Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government as part of a UK-wide non-profit organisation providing impartial information and advice. It manages a network of advice centres in Scotland specifically designed to help consumers take action to save energy. The Energy Saving Trust Scotland network aims to reach 250,000 people every year.


Scottish Business in the Community is one of the Prince's Charities in Scotland, it is the only organisation supporting and challenging its private sector members and its partners to improve their impacts on the economy, environment and society.


HitransHITRANS is the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership in Scotland. As a statutory body its remit covers all forms of public transport in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland including ferry, road transport, rail, air travel, cycling and walking. Vital to the economic activity and community services, HITRANS is tasked with pursuing improvements to the strategic transport services and infrastructure network. Together with stakeholders, including bus operators, Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd. (HIAL), rail and ferry companies, and other interested bodies throughout the north of Scotland, HITRANS is working towards making the region a better place to live and work.


nestransNESTRANS is the Transport Partnership for Aberdeen City and Shire. Their purpose is to develop and deliver a long-term regional transport strategy and take forward strategic transport improvements that support and improve the economy, environment and quality of life across Aberdeen City and Shire. Constituted as the North East of Scotland Transport Partnership under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005, Nestrans began work as a statutory Transport Partnership on 1st April 2006. It is one of seven Transport Partnerships set up across Scotland to provide a co-ordinated approach to transport planning and delivery between different local authority areas.


sestranSEStran is one of 7 Regional Transport Partnerships in Scotland. Their partnership area includes 8 local authorities, within an area of 3,180sq miles and is home to 28% of Scotland's population. There is a huge diversity of transportation issues within the SEStran partnership area, from urban congestion to rural public transport and from ferry ports to airports. SEStran aims to address these issues and work towards a more sustainable and efficient transport network.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)

sptStrathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) was formed by bringing together Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority and Executive and the WESTRANS voluntary partnership.The new SPT was established by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 which created Scotland's seven Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs). SPT retains many of the transport powers and functions which were previously exercised by Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority/Executive. SPT's role now involves planning and delivering transport solutions for all modes of transport across the region, in conjunction with their member councils and industry partners. SPT is at the centre of the region's transport planning; analysing all travel needs and developing the transport system for now and the future. All aspects of transport have to be integrated - road, rail, freight, ferry, cycling and walking.


swestransSWESTRANS is one of seven Regional Transport Partnerships in Scotland and covers an area contiguous within the boundaries of Dumfries and Galloway Council. The Partnership Board consists of five Councillor members and two external members, one from Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway and one from NHS Dumfries and Galloway. Key to theirr future success is the Regional Transport Strategy, which details the challenges ahead for the next 15 years. This was delivered to the Minister for Transport, Tavish Scott MSP on Friday 30th March 2007.


tactranTACTRAN is the newest of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships covering the whole of Scotland, which were created under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005. Unlike some other parts of Scotland, tactran does not have a history of voluntary RTP working. The tactran region forms an important "hub" lying at the heart of Scotlandís transport network.


zetransZetTrans is a statutory body responsible for the provision and maintenance of public transport services in the Shetland Islands. Working in cooperation with a number of stakeholders and interested bodies, including bus operators, airlines and ferry companies, ZetTrans is geared towards the development of a sustainable transport network to meet the needs of the present while also looking towards the future.

Transform Scotland

Transform ScotlandTransform Scotland is the national sustainable transport alliance. We campaign for a more sensible transport system, one less dependent on unsustainable modes such as the car, the plane and road freight, and more reliant on sustainable modes like walking, cycling, public transport and freight by rail or sea.

Living Streets

Living StreetsLiving Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians. With our supporters we work to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets, where people want to walk. We work with professionals and politicians to make sure every community can enjoy vibrant streets and public spaces.

Traveline Scotland

Traveline ScotlandTraveline is Scotlandís national public transport information service - providing a 'one-stop' for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry travel information in Scotland. Traveline Scotland operates a 24 hour, 365 day call centre on 0871 200 22 33, an online journey planning and timetable website at, and the txt2traveline mobile phone service for bus departures by text message.

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

eaucThe Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) is the environmental and sustainability champion within the further and higher education sectors. They are a member association, supporting universities and colleges across the UK. Through the provision of training, advice, guidance and support, the EAUC's aim is to ensure its members have access to latest information relating to environmental legislation, technologies, best practice and research to enable each institution to improve its environmental performance. Further details can be found at

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