13 JUN
Radisson Blu Hotel
Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8DL



Now in its 17th year, the prestigious Scottish Transport Awards 2019 brings together the transport community to recognise and celebrate industry achievements across Scotland.

Supported by the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland, next year's ceremony will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on 13th June 2019.

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."

DRESS CODE: Lounge Suit


18:15         Drinks Reception

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

19:20 Dinner

After Dinner Speaker:
James Naughtie

21:20 Awards
22:30 Close

Scottish Transport Summit 2019

We are running the Scottish Transport Summit on the day of 13th June at the Grand Central Hotel. Further details can be found here

Bookings for the Awards and Summit need to be made seperarately but organisations who have booked for the Awards can receive a 10% discount on delegate places at the Summit.


 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.


James Naughtie

James Naughtie

James Naughtie became one of the most popular presenters of Radio 4's flagship Today programme. An often entertaining presence, he also didn't flinch from grilling politicians, analysing events in the US, and revealing the people behind the headlines in over twenty years on the show. He now serves as Special Correspondent for BBC News.

Jim started out on his local newspaper in Aberdeen. He moved to The Scotsman, then grabbed the chance of a fellowship at The Washington Post before returning to Britain to become Chief Political Correspondent at The Guardian.

The switch to broadcast journalism came with an invitation to join Radio 4 as presenter of The Week in Westminster, followed by The World at One. He also made numerous documentaries, including investigations into UN peacekeeping operations and what was then considered a crisis of leadership in America. He has anchored the station's coverage of every UK general election since 1997, and covered ten US Presidential election, as well as reporting from national commemorations and Papal coronations.

Outside the BBC newsroom Jim is a noted authority on classical music and opera. He fronted coverage of The Proms for more than a decade, and published The Making of Music – putting 1,000 years of composers and their works into proper historical context. A lover of literature as well, he also hosts Radio 4's Book Club and chaired the jury for the Man Booker Prize. His own publications include The Rivals, which exposed the truth about the relationship between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and his first novel, The Madness of July.


Transport Times is well known for providing unrivalled insight into the transport industry from thought leaders in the sector. The awards and events that the Transport Team produce have similar status as the best in the industry, and that's why we've been proud of First Group's involvement over the years in sponsoring numerous awards and why we will continue to support these events in the future

Tim O'Toole CBE

Former CEO, FirstGroup