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April 23, 2024

Mapping CT providers

The shift to public transport or, where none exists, to community transport is slowly gathering pace but needs to move much more quickly if car use is to be reduced in line with current targets.  And if the use of community transport schemes is to be increased, users first need to know where to find them. For the first time ever, a comprehensive map has been produced to show where all of Scotland’s community transport providers are based.  And for good measure, the map highlights where the gaps in provision are as well.  It’s proving popular too. 10,000 hits and counting. Well done, CTA.

David Kelly, CTA

Our extensive research has also enabled us to build the first-ever map of Community Transport in Scotland featuring every one of our 170+ members in urban, rural and island communities across 30 out of 32 local authorities.

We hope that our map will be a useful resource for:

  • New and existing operators to identify and collaborate with their peers and neighbours
  • Politicians, policymakers and regulators to implement policies and strategies which recognise and help our sector
  • Funders and stakeholders to understand and respond to the financial needs of our sector
  • Volunteers, passengers and the public to find services and opportunities near them

The map is interactive, searchable and available here on Google Maps. It’s already been used over 10,000 times!

We’re keeping the map under review and make updates where possible and necessary. The map is based on survey responses from CTA members or, where we did not receive input directly, our own desk-based research.

We’re improving our map!

Soon there’ll be an opportunity for non-members and operators not already on our map to join in. Watch this space!

But first, we’ve added manufacturers, retrofitters and key suppliers to the Community Transport sector in Scotland. Check out our new and improved map here. Have we missed any? Get in touch via

Intro to CT

Does your community have an unmet transport need? Are you interested in learning what it takes to set up a new Community Transport scheme? We can help!

We’re rolling out our new ‘Introduction to Community Transport’ programme to guide interested individuals, groups, organisations and communities through the process of developing and delivering new Community Transport projects and services.

We can offer community engagement, community development and ongoing advice and support.

To find out more, or book in a presentation from one of Team Scotland for your team, partnership, community or organisation, send us an email to with the subject ‘Intro to CT’.

Join the Conversation

We’d love to hear what you think of our report, our map and our outreach.