Map of Scotland’s community transport providers published

The Community Transport Association’s ‘Mapping Scotland’ project in partnership with Transport Scotland has delivered two major outputs in September 2022.

The Community Transport Association (CTA) is a national charity representing and supporting the organisations that help people to stay independent, participate in their communities and access vital public services and employment. Campaigning for accessible and inclusive transport, CTA works with thousands of charities, community groups, schools and other organisations, who all provide transport services that fulfil a social purpose and community benefit.

Community Transport Map of Scotland

CTA’s extensive research has also enabled them to build the first-ever map of Community Transport in Scotland, featuring every one of their 168 members in urban, rural and island communities across 30 out of 32 local authorities. The map is interactive, searchable and available here on Google Maps.

The map will be under review on an ongoing basis and updates will be made where possible and necessary. The map is based on survey responses from CTA members or, where they did not receive input, CTA’s own desk-based research.

More Than a Minibus report

As part of the ‘Mapping Scotland’ project, CTA’s 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.

Read the report to learn about:

  • 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
  • CTA’s 9 recommendations for UK, Scottish and local government – as well as for operators, funders and stakeholders
  • CTA’s plans for the future

You can read the More Than a Minibus report here.

Visit the CTA website to find out more about their research and projects.