Transport

Further to a statement made earlier this week by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Loganair can confirm it is working closely with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) to provide air ambulance capability - as the Service faces the unprecedented challenges borne by the Covid-19 outbreak.

A Loganair Twin Otter aircraft has been converted into an additional air ambulance aircraft, allowing it carry Epishuttle isolation pods for the safe carriage of Covid-19 patients by air.

In this article, Community Action Lanarkshire tell us about a project that's encouraging active travel in rural Clydesdale. 

Communities in rural Clydesdale have been sharing their local knowledge to create a series of new local travel maps and signage to promote walking, cycling and sustainable travel.

The Scottish Government has started early engagement on the development of Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).

The National Planning Framework is a long term plan for development and investment across Scotland.

An upcoming Scottish Rural Action conference will kick start a 'rural movement' to make rural Scotland's voice heard.

Representatives from rural Scotland's communities, businesses and organisations are invited to attend the free event taking place from 26 to 27 February at New Lanark Visitor Centre, the renowned world heritage site.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently launched the Scottish Charity Awards 2020, encouraging organisations from across the country to apply. 

The annual awards are organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and celebrate the fantastic work that charities and community groups do every day to help those in need and raise awareness of important causes. 

The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) have published a new thematic briefing on Smart Villages and rural mobility.

The briefing includes information on how Smart Villages can support the development of sustainable initiatives and the testing of new solutions in the area of mobility and travel.

Ullapool jetty
Name of organisation/business: 
Ullapool Harbour Trust
Funding: 
£100,000 from Highland and Moray Fisheries Local Action Group (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund)

The first ever National Islands Plan for Scotland has been laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration.

The proposed National Islands Plan provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for Scotland's island communities.

Applications are currently being accepted for a third round of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.

Public, community and third sector organisations can apply for a share of the £13.25 million of available ERDF and Scottish Government support to help deliver innovative active travel and low carbon transport hubs.

The MaaS (Mobility as a Service) Investment Fund is open for applications.

This fund aims to encourage people out of cars and onto the sustainable public transport network. 

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