Exploring the Future of Rural Transport in Scotland
11th & 12th September 2018 – Jury’s Inn, Inverness

Scottish Rural Network,Scottish Rural Action, Transport Scotland and JML Consulting invite you to join us for one or two days to discuss how we can shape transport provision to meet the needs of rural communities and grow the rural economy, topics will include:

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

Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf MSP stated:

“Transport is key to supporting the growth of the rural economy and our rural communities. It is vital that rural communities and businesses have their say in shaping our future transport system. This conference will place rural needs and priorities on transport at the heart of the agenda and I look forward to attending and hearing a wide range of views on how transport can best meet the needs of our rural communities and businesses across Scotland.”

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