Rural Transport Convention: Exploring the Future of Rural Transport in Scotland

11th & 12th September 2018 – Jury’s Inn, Inverness

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Join us for one or two days to discuss how we can collaboratively shape transport provision to meet the needs of rural communities and grow the rural economy, including:

Day 1: Growing the rural economy

  • Maximising opportunities from new technology to grow the rural economy: tourism, supply chain collaboration, food and drink, MaaS
  • Supporting a sustainable thriving rural tourism industry
  • Reaching customers: the future of freight and logistics
  • Business-to-business supply: collaboration and solutions

Day 2: Meeting the needs of rural communities and individuals

  • Developing and supporting community-led transport solutions
  • Meeting the needs of young and older people
  • Enabling active travel opportunities
  • Ensuring new technology meets rural community needs

Delegates for day one and day two are welcome to attend the conventions dinner, free of charge, on the evening of day 1.

 

Agenda

11th September – Growing the rural economy

Chair: Jenny Milne, JLM Consulting

10.00               Registration, refreshments and opportunity to meet the exhibitors

10.45              Welcome:

Emma Cooper, Scottish Rural Action
Ranald Robertson, HITRANS

11.00               Growing the rural economy through transport – Keynote speakers:

Graeme Beale, Scottish Government                            Growing the Rural Economy through Transport
Dr Mark Beecroft, Aberdeenshire University             Innovation in Rural Transport
Mark Tate, Cairngorm Business Partnership              Business and Transport

11.30               Growing the rural economy through transport – Panel and floor discussion with Alison Irvine (Transport Scotland), Graeme Beale (Scottish Government), Dr Mark Beecroft (Aberdeenshire University) and Mark Tate (Cairngorm Business Partnership)
12.00               Break
12.10               Workshops on Maximising the benefits of new technology: Choose from –

  Title Speakers Room
A Food and drink TBC  
B Tourism John Paddington (Conigital Group) and Alistair Kirkbride (Car Plus)  
C Supply chain collaboration Gordon Hanning (Transport Scotland) and Tracy Savill (Transport Systems Catapult)  
D Mobility as a Service Graeme Scott (IBI Group), Martin Higgitt (Martin Higgitt Associates) and Graeme Brown (Travelknowhow Scotland)  

1.10                 Lunch
2.10                 Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson MSP: Keynote speech and Q&A
2.50                 Break
3.00                 Workshops/Presentations: Choose from –

  Title Speakers Room
E Road and parking charges: a proposal Martin Hall (Aberdeenshire Council)  
F Reaching customers: freight and logistics Frank Roach (HITRANS) and Ian Fox (CalMac)  
G Supporting a thriving and sustainable tourism industry Ian Skewis (Action with Impact) and Fraser Grieve (Rural Commission)

 

 
H Business-to-business: Collaboration and solutions James Gleave (Shyft Mobility)  

4.10                 Policy proposals: Reporting back from workshops
4.40                 Next steps:
National Transport Strategy 2, Alison Irvine (Transport Scotland)
Scottish Rural Action, Emma Cooper (SRA)

4.55                 Vote of thanks – Jenny Milne (JLM Consulting)
5.00                 Close
7.00                 Convention dinner (pre-booked only)

12th September – Meeting the needs of rural communities and individuals

Chair: Jenny Milne, JLM Consulting

10.00               Registration, refreshments and opportunity to meet the exhibitors

10.30              Welcome:

Emma Cooper, Scottish Rural Action

10.45am          Meeting the needs of rural communities and individuals: Keynote speakers

Alistair McInroy, MaaS Scotland                                            Mobility as a Service
Fraser Grieve, Rural Commission                                          The Rural Economy and Transport

11.15               Q&A panel/floor discussion with speakers above.

11.35               Break

11.45               Inspiration from our communities: presentations and Q&A
Maggie Lawson, Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company
Jaci Douglas, CALA Childcare

12.25               Lunch
1.25     Workshops: Choose from –

  Title Speakers Room
A Road and parking charges: a proposal Martin Hall (Aberdeenshire Council)  
B Maximising the benefits of new technology Gavin Neate (Neatebox) and John Paddington (Conigital Group)  
C Meeting the needs of an ageing population Simon Ritchie (Age Scotland)  
D The potential for bus partnerships George Mair (Confederation of Passenger Transport) and Greig Mackay (Bus Users Scotland)  

2.35                 Break
2.45                 Workshops: Choose from –

 

  Title Speakers Room
E Community-led solutions

 

Maggie Lawson (Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company) and Jaci Douglas (CALA Childcare)  
F Young people and transport

 

Fiona Thompson (Scottish Rural Action) Jane Craigie (Rural Youth Project)  
G Active travel and climate change Martin Higgitt ( Martin Higgitt Associates) and Julian Scriven (Next Bike)  
H Travelling with a disability

 

Jim Hume (Rural Mental Health Forum), Sheila Fletcher           (Mobility Access Scotland)  

3.55                 Break

4.10                 Policy proposals: Reporting back from workshops

4.40                 Next steps:

National Transport Strategy 2, Alison Irvine (Transport Scotland)

Scottish Rural Action, Emma Cooper (SRA)

4.55                 Vote of thanks – Jenny Milne (JLM Consulting)

5.00                 Close

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Paul Daly

Paul Daly

Paul joined the Scottish Rural Action team in September 2017 and has an MSc in Environmental Studies, and a BA (Hons) in Psychology.

One thought on “Rural Transport Convention: Exploring the Future of Rural Transport in Scotland

  • 26th June 2018 at 5:47 pm
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    I was visiting Maine the last couple of days, mainly rural areas that had breweries and bars accessible to the public with brewery tours in the areas with pet friendly access.

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