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Supported by the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland, the Scottish Transport Awards Summit will take place online on 28th October. 

With our industry (as well as most sectors in the UK and internationally) facing unprecedented challenges over the past few months with Covid-19, we hope that the Scottish Transport Awards Summit will offer the opportunity to bring together the transport community to recognise and celebrate industry achievements across Scotland. 

This year we are delighted to confirm that both the Awards and Summit are being held as a joint event - taking place virtually throughout the day on 28th October. 

Our one day event will bring together key decision-makers, practitioners and thinkers to discuss and debate Scotland's transport needs and future strategy.

Key themes will include:

  • The National Transport Strategy
  • Climate change – decarbonising Scotland's transport networks
  • Halting the decline in bus patronage
  • Getting rail back on track

Throughout the day we will be announcing the winner's of the Scottish Transport Awards 2020. 

Roy Brannen, Chief Executive, Transport Scotland on the Scottish Transport Awards:

 "These Awards are a great opportunity to recognise the contribution by our professionals in improving and enhancing Scotland's transport networks. Everyday Transport Scotland sees the effort, collaboration and results from everyone involved in providing a successful journey for Scotland's travelling public, and I am delighted to be asked to take on the task of helping to judge and identify these nominated schemes that showcase the best approach."

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Michael Matheson MSP

Michael Matheson MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
Scottish Government

Michael Matheson was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity in June 2018.

He was born in Glasgow in 1970 and educated at St John Bosco Secondary School. He went on to study at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, where he obtained a BSc in Occupational Therapy. He also holds a BA and a Diploma in Applied Social Sciences from the Open University.

Prior to becoming an MSP, Mr Matheson practised as a Community Occupational Therapist with Stirling Council, Central Regional Council, and Highland Regional Council.

He was elected as the MSP for Falkirk West following the May 2007 elections. Previous to that he was a Regional MSP for Central Scotland from 1999 to 2007. Before being appointed Minister for Public Health and Sport, Mr Matheson was Vice Convenor of the European and External Relations Committee. He also sat on the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee, and previously served on the Justice and Enterprise and Culture Committees. Michael Matheson was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Justice in November 2014 and reappointed in May 2016.

He was re-elected in May 2011 and thereafter appointed as Minister for Public Health.

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