SOCIETY OF CHIEF OFFICERS OF TRANSPORTATION IN SCOTLAND
The Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) was founded in 1996 following a change in local government. It is a strategic body comprising of transportation professionals from all the 32 councils and the seven regional transport partnerships. The society's work involves improving performance and innovation in the design, delivery and maintenance of transportation systems.
This is done by actively influencing important aspects of transportation at the highest levels in Scottish Government by responding to consultations from Government, providing advice on legislation as it is developed or implemented, advising COSLA, local authorities and stakeholders. Another key way in which this is achieved is by communicating the important role of transportation in the current financial climate and dealing with the related issues of sustainability such as economic, environmental and social factors.
It is also our priority to improve the performance in the way things are done. This could be by developing best practice through publishing guidelines such as the SUDS for Roads or through training courses for staff across Scotland. It can also be achieved through partnership working where issues are identified such as the need to have a Scottish road maintenance condition survey. This has proved to be very effective, and another project is in progress to enhance road asset management plans in a standard way across Scotland.
SCOTS is also involved in research in key areas which affect local authorities through working with stakeholders such as Transport Scotland. An important role is to encourage networking and sharing of information amongst members and stakeholders.
The society is able to call on the first-class professional experience of its membership in order to deal with today's and tomorrow's transportation needs.
Details of the formation of the Society and the history of its predecessor organisation, the County Surveyors' Society in Scotland, can be downloaded below.
The diagram shows the SCOTS committee structure as follows:
Chair: Stewart Turner, Ayrshire Roads Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chairs: Philip McKay, Aberdeenshire Council, email@example.com
Walter Scott, Angus Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ewan Wallace, Aberdeenshire Council, email@example.com
Treasurer: Kevin Braidwood, Ayrshire Roads Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Walter Scott, Angus Council, email@example.com
Vice Chair: Dot Reid, Falkirk Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Shaun Millar, Improvement Service, email@example.com
Chair: Christine Francis, Glasgow City Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager: Marie Fitzpatrick, Glasgow City Council (Project Manager), email@example.com
Chair: Drew Strang, Perth & Kinross Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Donald Macpherson, Aberdeenshire Council, email@example.com
Secretary: Murray Scott, Fife Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Susan Veitch, South Lanarkshire Council, email@example.com
Vice Chair: Ross Speirs, Fife Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: David MacPherson, East Ayrshire Council, email@example.com
Chair: Dorothy Reid, Falkirk Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Douglas Hill, Angus Council, email@example.com
Vice Chair: Stuart D’All, Perth and Kinross Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Stuart D’All, Perth and Kinross Council, email@example.com
Chair: Gordon Brown, West Lothian Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Stacey Monteith-Skelton, City of Edinburgh Council, email@example.com
Secretary: Sandy Carle, South Lanarkshire Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Graeme Ferguson, SCOTS, email@example.com
Vice Chair: Gregor Walker, Perth & Kinross Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Ewan Wallace, Aberdeenshire Council, email@example.com
Chair: Glen Kane, East Lothian Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Tom Flanagan, Tactran, email@example.com
Vice Chair: Paul Finch, Aberdeenshire Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Ashley Roger, Tactran, email@example.com
Chair: Jim Smith, Argyll and Bute Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Keith Milne, Aberdeenshire Council, email@example.com
Chair: Ken Aitken, Transport Scotland, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2019-20 Business Plan can be downloaded below:
SCOTS Business Plan 2019-20 (PDF, 1.3MB)
Tel: 01563 576441
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