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CTA Scotland Conference 2022 | re-connect, learn, inspire

Date: 20th September 2022

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | 9.30am – 4.30pm | The Station Hotel | Perth

After three years, the CTA Scotland Conference is back!

CTA Scotland Conference 2022 will take place live and in-person on Tuesday 20 September at The Station Hotel in Perth between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Registration is now OPEN – you can secure your place here. Registration is essential. Please let us know of any accessibility or dietary requirements.

Attendance is FREE for CTA members and invited guests. Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

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Programme

The conference’s programme will give every delegate the opportunity to RE-CONNECT, LEARN and INSPIRE.  Join us to:

  • RE-CONNECT with colleagues, contacts and friends after three years, meet new people working in the Community Transport sector and network with funders, partners and stakeholders from across Scotland
  • LEARN from experienced Community Transport operators, tech experts and researchers about how to attract more volunteers, decarbonise your operations or
  • Be inspired by our speakers’ stories of success and INSPIRE each other to take on new challenges and explore new opportunities

The programme will include sessions which will:

  • Launch the first-ever map of Community Transport in Scotland
  • Discuss the future of our sector as we recover from COVID-19 and tackle the cost of living crisis
  • Give advice on how best to attract and retain volunteers and reach out to more diverse audiences
  • Explore how Community Transport operators can decarbonise their services and empower communities to take climate action
  • Show how Digital Demand Responsive Transport (DDRT) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) are changing transport

We’ll share full details of the final programme very soon. So, keep an eye out for that, as well as opportunities to contribute and submit questions ahead of the event.

Speakers

We’ve already confirmed a number of exciting speakers – and we’ll have more announcements to follow:

Planning Your Journey

We’re committed to making CTA events as accessible and inclusive as possible. We want as many CTA members, partners and stakeholders as possible to be able to attend and participate in this year’s conference. And we believe it’s important that CTA gets out and about across the country.

So, that’s why we’re holding it this year in Perth – which is 90 minutes by rail or road from 90% of Scotland’s population – at a venue which is fully wheelchair accessible and boasts excellent and easy connections to public transport.

The Station Hotel
1 Leonard Street
Perth
PH2 8HE

You can find the venue here on Google Maps.

Rail

The Station Hotel is right next door to Perth Train Station. Its front entrance is less than 100 yards from the station exit.

Average journey times by train:

Edinburgh – Perth: 1 hour 25 mins
Glasgow – Perth: 1 hour 5 mins
Dundee – Perth: 25 mins
Aberdeen – Perth: 1 hour 35 mins
Inverness – Perth: 2 hours

For more information or to purchase train tickets, please visit the Trainline website.

Bus

Perth Bus Station is located on Leonard Street and a 2-minute walk or wheel from The Station Hotel.

Average journey times by bus:

Edinburgh – Perth Bus Station: 1 hour 40 mins
Glasgow – Perth Bus Station: 1 hour 30 mins
Dundee – Perth Bus Station: 50 mins
Aberdeen – Perth Bus Station: 2 hours 20 mins
Inverness – Perth Bus Station: 3 hours

For more information on timetables and tickets, please visit Citylink, Megabus, Stagecoach or Busbud.

Park and Ride

Perth also has three Park and Ride sites which are within accessible distance to the venue.

Perth Park and Ride (Broxden) is located just west of Perth, has 400 free car parking spaces (including some electric vehicle charge points) with buses running roughly every 20 minutes into the centre of Perth. Travel time by bus to the venue is around 20 minutes.

Scone Park and Ride is located north-east of Perth, has 50 free car parking spaces with buses running roughly every 20 minutes into the centre of Perth, it takes about 30 mins by bus from here to the venue.

The Park and Ride Service 7/7A is operated by Stagecoach Perth, and operates between the Broxden and Scone Park and Rides via Perth City Centre. Journeys can be made to/from any bus stop served along the route.

Kinross Park and Ride is located closer to Kinross, south of Perth, with regular services running into the centre of Perth. This park and ride has 126 parking spaces, including 8 disabled parking bays and 12 cycle lockers. It would take roughly 40 mins to get to The Station Hotel from here using the Stagecoach X56 bus.

Car

Free parking for delegates and hotel guests is available at the rear of The Station Hotel. The car park is accessed from the corner of Caledonian Road and St Andrew Street.

There are over 100 parking spaces, including several disabled spaces and two electric vehicle charging points. There is an accessible entrance at the rear of the hotel which can be accessed from the car park.

Accommodation

We know that some of you may be coming a long way to be with us in-person. So, we’ve negotiated a discounted rate (£110 double) with The Station Hotel for CTA Scotland Conference delegates.

For more information, please email events@perthstationhotel.co.uk. You can also find out more about the venue and its accommodation and other facilities here.

There are many other accommodation options in Perth within easy walking or wheeling distance of the venue for a range of different budgets, such as:

Further Information

If you’ve any questions, or would like further assistance, please email scotland@ctauk.org and one of Team Scotland will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Event Details /

Date 20th September 2022

Address

The Station Hotel
1 Leonard Street
Perth
PH2 8HE