Infrastructure and transport

Significant business benefits to be gained

Encouraging more active and sustainable travel not only has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of your workforce but brings with it significant business benefits too. Healthier, more productive workplace - improves productivity and reduces absence...

Is There a Better Way ?

Travelknowhow Scotland can help you and your employees to find a better way. Get in touch today If you are looking for some additional information or support to help you with the implementation of active and sustainable travel measures...

Scotland’s Climate Week is back and will be taking place virtually!

This year, the Scottish Government has partnered with Home Energy Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland among others to deliver a programme of events that are designed to benefit both businesses and the consumer. Are you a small to medium sized...

Stay Travel Safe

As we work our way out of this COVID-19 pandemic, it is key that we are all doing our bit and following the government advice. Travelknowhow Scotland offers employers a central point for advice and support to help you navigate...

Help inform Scotland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Climate Emergency

Transport Scotland are looking for employers to complete this survey to provide a snapshot of employers’ experience of working from home / flexible working, business travel and commuting before the COVID-19 pandemic, during the lockdown (March-June), and in the...

GLASGOW RESEARCHERS CONTRIBUTE TO INDUSTRY-LED PILOT PROJECT ON DRIVERLESS CARS

Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School are joining forces with the European Space Agency (ESA), the UK Space Agency and telecommunication provider O2 in a new research project to develop a proof-of-concept for the next...

Teesport launch new gateway for growth

A significant investment into a new automated gate system is helping ensure that Teesport, owned and operated by PD Ports, continues a substantial growth rate in its container volumes. PD Ports launched the automated gate system as part of an...

Online Dangerous Goods Training

EU and international legislation states that all staff directly or indirectly involved in the transport of goods classed as dangerous by air, road, sea, rail, or inland waterway, must receive training appropriate to their job. Choose FTA’s cost-effective Online Dangerous Goods...

Cycle carriages for Scotland’s scenic railway

Designated carriages for bikes and large sporting equipment are to be introduced on one of Scotland’s most scenic routes, a first for the UK rail industry. As part of the pilot, ScotRail is transforming five Class 153 trains to carry...

Avanti west coast unveiled as name for new railway partnership

FirstGroup and Trenitalia’s West Coast Partnership heralds a new era of innovative high-speed rail services Avanti West Coast has been unveiled as the name of the new InterCity West Coast rail franchise. Avanti, Italian for “Forward!”, reflects the partnership’s mission...

Azuma arrives for lner aberdeen services

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is celebrating the arrival of Azuma services on the East Coast route between Aberdeen and London King’s Cross. The inaugural southbound Azuma service departed Aberdeen on Tuesday 26 November 2019 before calling at Stonehaven, Montrose,...

Responsive ICT Services in an ever-changing business world

Multi-award-winning Dacoll celebrates 50 prosperous years of trading Ours is an economic climate where many small businesses have Brexit jitters and other are finding it hard to compete against the big corporates. But, in contrast, one small Scottish company is...

PD Ports Scoop Top Rail Freight Group Award

PD Ports, one of the UK’s major port groups, has been crowned Business of the Year 2019 at the Rail Freight Group’s (RFG) annual awards ceremony. The port operator took the top prize with judges praising its outstanding commitment to...

What can shared transport do for your business?

How do you travel for work? Whether it’s getting stuck in traffic, boring and lonely drives to the office or travel to meetings, none of it is particularly enjoyable. However there are lots of shared transport options out there...

Encouraging changes in workplace travel behaviour

Travelknowhow Scotland is a unique, government funded initiative that is leading the way in supporting businesses to encourage changes in workplace travel behaviour. Travelknowhow Scotland is a free online resource which offers organisations across Scotland free, easy access to a wide...

Scrabster Harbour sets course for the future

Founded over 175 years ago, Scrabster Harbour has gone from strength to strength, playing a crucial role in traditional and emerging industries, bolstering the economy of Caithness, North Sutherland and beyond. For those not in the know, Scrabster is a...

“A week without lorries”

Chic Brodie M.D. of Caledonian Strategy and Associate of the Scottish Road Haulage Group   There are some things we take for granted in life. People, events or objects that seem to be, are, a normal part of our lives. Just because...

easyJet showcases its new Airbus A320neo at Glasgow Airport and continues its decarbonisation strategy

The A320neo aircraft provides 15% savings in CO2 emissions and a 50% noise reduction easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, is today showcasing the Airbus A320neo at Glasgow Airport. The neo brings significant environmental and operational benefits – up to 15 percent...

Rail on track to make connections

As David Horne, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast route explains, Edinburgh is a city shaped, in no small part, by the railways. Whether you look north across the steel cantilevers of the Forth Bridge or...

Building the best railway Scotland’s ever had

Work is taking place across the country to prepare Scotland’s railway for the arrival of two brand-new train fleets – Virgin East Coast’s Azuma trains and ScotRail’s class-385s. Over Christmas and New Year 2017, 4,000 railway engineers worked around-the-clock to...

Virgin Trains establishes £25 million East Coast Innovation Fund

Innovation plays a central role in meeting the demands of today’s transport users. If we’re to keep pace with the rapid rate of technological progress and changing consumer habits we need to act quickly, and creatively. That’s why Virgin Trains...

Expanding Heathrow is strengthening Scotland’s opportunity

Heathrow expansion is part of the plan for Scotland’s future. As the UK’s largest port, Heathrow is intrinsically linked to Scotland’s ability to trade with the world. With expansion, communities and businesses across Scotland will be connected to new trading...

A new runway in the South East must also work for Scotland

The UK Government will soon decide where to build a new runway in the South East. Having lived and worked in the country, I passionately believe it is in Scotland’s interests that it should be at Gatwick so that competition...

Major boost for UK and London economy as London City Airport receives planning permission for expansion

London City Airport has received planning permission for expansion from the UK Government which will enable the airport to welcome 6.5 million passengers by 2025 and inject £1.5 billion each year into the economy. The City Airport Development Programme (CADP)...