• Mapping Scotland

  • CTA’s Mapping Scotland Project

    Our Mapping Scotland project in partnership with Transport Scotland and CTA members was launched in 2021 and has delivered two major outputs in September 2022:

    More Than a Minibus report

    Our new More Than a Minibus report powerfully illustrates the diversity and impact of Community Transport in Scotland. It’s packed with analysis, data and insights into the sector in 2021, including:

    • Operators and governance
    • Permits
    • Geography
    • Schemes and services
    • Vehicles
    • Staff and volunteers
    • Passengers and journeys
    • Funding
    • Purposes and activities
    • 14 case studies from 11 local authorities across Scotland

    Read our report to learn about:

    • Our key findings and conclusions
    • Impact of COVID-19 on the sector
    • Key challenges facing the sector – from the cost of living crisis to driver shortages
    • How CTA members are tackling climate change, loneliness, poverty and more
    • Scale of the sector’s net zero funding gap
    • Our 9 recommendations for UK, Scottish and local government – as well as for operators, funders and stakeholders
    • CTA’s plans for the future

    You can download the report here.

    Community Transport Map of Scotland

    Our extensive research has also enabled us to build the first-ever map of Community Transport in Scotland featuring every one of our 168 members in urban, rural and island communities across 30 out of 32 local authorities.

    We hope that our map will be a useful resource for:

    • New and existing operators to identify and collaborate with their peers and neighbours
    • Politicians, policymakers and regulators to implement policies and strategies which recognise and help our sector
    • Funders and stakeholders to understand and respond to the financial needs of our sector
    • Volunteers, passengers and the public to find services and opportunities near them

    The map is interactive, searchable and available here on Google Maps.

    We will keep the map under review on an ongoing basis and make updates where possible and necessary. The map is based on survey responses from CTA members or, where we did not receive input, our own desk-based research.

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