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 and refreshments; exhibition stands (approx. 8)

10:45    Welcome

11:00    Keynote speech: Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands

11:25    Question & Answer session with Mr Yousaf

12:15    The future of business, travel and tourism transport in Scotland: Panel discussion

12:45   Lunch: Transport Scotland visual consultation on relevant NTS2 policy proposals.

13:45    Maximising opportunities from new technology to grow the rural economy – Choose from the following workshops on this theme:

  • Tourism
  • Supply chain collaboration
  • Food and drink
  • Mobility as a Service

14:45    Break

15:00    Workshop choice:

  • Supporting a sustainable thriving rural tourism industry
  • Reaching customers: the future of freight and logistics
  • Business-to-business supply: collaboration and solutions
  • Road and parking tariffs: a proposal

16:00    Policy proposals – Reporting back from workshops

16:25    Next steps

17:00    Close

19:00    Convention dinner for day 1 and day 2 delegates

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

Chair: Jenny Milne, JLM Consulting

10:00          Registration and refreshments; exhibition

10:30          Welcome and purpose of event

10:45          The future of community transport and personal mobility in Scotland: Keynote speakers

11:25           Q&A panel/floor discussion.

11:45           Inspiration from our communities

12:45           Lunch: Transport Scotland visual consultation on relevant NTS2 policy proposals.

13:45           Workshops/Presentations – Choose from:

  • Developing and supporting community-led transport solutions
  • Young people and transport – access to education and jobs
  • Road and parking tariffs: a proposal
  • Ensuring new technology meets rural community needs

14:45           Break

15:00           Workshops/Presentations – Chose from:

  • Meeting the needs of an ageing population
  • Enabling active travel opportunities
  • Developing and supporting community-led transport solutions
  • Bus partnerships: improving connectivity

16:00               Policy proposals: Reporting back from workshops

16:25               Next steps

17:00               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.

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