SRITC seek views on rural transport

View from vehicle on North Uist road
Alan Robertson

The Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SRITC) are seeking to build a community that works together to address the many transport challenges facing rural and islands communities.

SRITC have been successful in receiving funding from the Scottish Governments Rural Communities Ideas into Action fund for their BigAsk5, which relates to developing a Sustainable Transport Challenge.  They are keen to gather your views, whether as a parent, young person, professional, home schooler, volunteer or as a sponsor.  

SRITC state:

“The problems of the future will be solved by the next generation. Our research has shown that there is a demand for more Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities in rural and island communities. The Rural Communities Ideas into Action Fund is supporting SRITC in developing a rural Sustainable Transport STEM Challenge Fund, which will be aimed at fostering critical thinking and a problem-solving mentality in rural young people”.

“As part of this, we would like to learn about your understanding and experiences of STEM activities to date, and what kind of STEM activities young people would like to experience in future. Please fill in this short survey, and either share it with or discuss it with young people (5 - 21) in your family and/or activity circles as part of completing it”.

There are nine questions on the surveys to answer which will take you less than 2 minutes to complete.  Survey one is designed for young people to complete and survey two for adults to complete with or without a young person.  The survey will be live until the middle of March.  

SRITC was founded in 2017 and became a Community Interest Company (CIC) in June 2021. As part of their programme of work, they run a series of monthly virtual online cafes which provide a space for those interested and involved in rural and island transport to share innovation, good practice and experience. These events have addressed topics such as active and accessible travel, decarbonisation and cycling and sustainable travel.

Find out more about SRITC here