Scotland Policy Conferences

Policy priorities for transport in Scotland - infrastructure, connectivity, and supporting economic growth

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Central Edinburgh


As the National Transport Strategy is expected to undergo a full review, delegates will discuss the progress of the Scottish Government in meeting its stated objectives of improved connectivity both within Scotland and with global markets, reducing emissions from transportation and delivering a range of affordable, accessible transport options to the people of Scotland.

It also takes place in the context of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union with questions on the possible impact on the direction of the review, particularly with regard to issues surrounding the future funding of transport infrastructure.

It will bring together stakeholders from public transport providers, freight operators, construction firms, local authorities, export driven businesses, as well as consumer and environmental groups and other stakeholders.

Guest of Honour

Humza Yousaf MSP

Minister for Transport and the Islands, The Scottish Government

Guest of Honour

Humza Yousaf MSP

Minister for Transport and the Islands, The Scottish Government


Councillor Angus Campbell

Council Leader, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar


Scott Allan

Corporate Director, Environment, Regeneration and Resources, Inverclyde Council

Susan Jeynes

Car Club Programme Manager, Scotland, Carplus Bikeplus

George Hazel

Director, George Hazel Consultancy

Martin Reid

Business Unit Director, North, Road Haulage Association

Fraser Sutherland

Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland

Robbie Drummond

Group Finance and Transition Director, David MacBrayne

Emilia Hanna

Air Pollution Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Scotland

Julie Hesketh-Laird

Acting Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association

George Lowder

Chief Executive, Transport for Edinburgh

Jonathan Pugh

Head of Strategy and Planning, Scotland, Network Rail

Gordon Dewar

Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport