ScotFLAG's rural freight subgroup

Please spare FIVE MINUTES to tell us about your experience of freight transport in rural Scotland.

Transport Scotland’s Scottish Freight & Logistics Advisory Group (ScotFLAG) has set up a rural subgroup to review the degree to which the current, mainland transport infrastructure (road, rail & sea) meets the freight  transport needs of rural business and industry. The group wants to understand the freight transport challenges faced by rural business and industry, and identify what can be done to support meeting these challenges.    They hope to feedback the evidence gathered, into the review of the National Transport Strategy which is currently underway.  This is a rare focus on rural freight issues.  Please respond to this short survey.

Any information provided will be amalgamated to protect confidentiality. We will use it to better understand and highlight rural freight issues. We will share our findings with Transport Scotland and work with them to develop responses where appropriate. If you provide your email address we will ensure you are alerted to any outputs of the group.  

* 1. Please tell us your name, business name and email address

* 2. What sector do you work in or represent?

* 3. In which local authorities (council) areas are your rural operations taking place?

* 4. What are the main products you move or require transported for your business?

* 5. Approximately how many lorry loads are transported each year?

* 6. Do you make use of other modes of freight transport than road haulage

* 7. Where are the start and end points of your 3 most frequent trips? (Postcode or town/village name)

* 8. What are the top three freight transport challenges you face, due to being a rural-based business?

* 9. What steps could be taken to address your main freight transport challenges?

* 10. May we contact you for further information?