• Mapping Scotland

  • CTA’s Mapping Scotland Project

    Our Mapping Scotland project in partnership with Transport Scotland and CTA members was launched in 2021, delivered two major outputs in September 2022 and continues in 2023 to champion, connect and grow Community Transport in Scotland:

    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 authority areas 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 170+ 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. It’s already been used over 25,000 times!

    We’re keeping the map under review and make updates where possible and necessary. The map is based on survey responses from CTA members or, where we did not receive input directly, our own desk-based research.

    We’re improving our map!

    Soon there’ll be an opportunity for non-members and operators not already on our map to join in. Watch this space!

    But first, we’ve added manufacturers, retrofitters and key suppliers to the Community Transport sector in Scotland. Check out our new and improved map here. Have we missed any? Get in touch via scotland@ctauk.org.

    Intro to CT

    Does your community have an unmet transport need? Are you interested in learning what it takes to set up a new Community Transport scheme? We can help!

    We’re rolling out our new ‘Introduction to Community Transport’ programme to guide interested individuals, groups, organisations and communities through the process of developing and delivering new Community Transport projects and services.

    We can offer community engagement, community development and ongoing advice and support.

    To find out more, or book in a presentation from one of Team Scotland for your team, partnership, community or organisation, send us an email to scotland@ctauk.org with the subject ‘Intro to CT’.

    Join the Conversation

    We’d love to hear what you think of our report, our map and our outreach.