Transport Scotland

Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland. Transport underpins how Scotland works and performs. Through the development of transport projects and policies we support our businesses, communities and services, connecting people across Scotland and beyond.

FORS - Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that aims to improve fleet activity throughout the UK and beyond.

FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations. FORS helps fleet operators to measure and monitor performance and adopt best practice. It is open to any company operating a fleet including vans, lorries, mini-buses and coaches and to the organisations that award contracts to those operators.

Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust appreciate that businesses are under constant pressure to keep costs down and, increasingly, to meet environmental objectives.

Funded by Transport Scotland, Energy Saving Trust can offer a range of different initiatives to make your business transport as efficient as possible.

Since April 2015 we have provided tailored, expert advice to more than 890 Scottish organisations, completed 295 sustainable transport reviews providing recommendations that could lead to annual savings of at least £5 million and 10,043 tonnes of CO2.

The Scottish Transport Emissions Partnership (STEP) is a collaborative Air Quality group that provides technical support to Scottish organisations working to address poor air quality caused by emissions from road transport.

The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)

The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) is the professional body that represents air quality professionals in the UK.

We act as the authoritative voice of air quality by maintaining, enhancing and promoting the highest standards of working practices in the field and for the professional development of those who undertake this work by producing useful and timely guidance, responding to Government consultations and organising events throughout the year.

Zap Map is a website dedicated to all aspects of electric vehicles and charging. At its core is Zap-Map Live, a regularly updated charging point map showing EV charging points across the UK.

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

At the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), we bring low carbon leaders and practitioners from business, finance and the public sector together to turn good ideas into reality.


E-cosse is a partnership of government, industry and other key stakeholders to advance widespread adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) in Scotland.

It aims to establish Scotland as an EV pioneer, maximising the economic, environmental and social benefits of EVs as an integral part of a sustainable transport system and a smart energy grid.

Urban Foresight

Urban Foresight is a consulting think tank focused on the smart and sustainable transformation of cities.

Through research, strategy and innovation projects we help local authorities, businesses, NGOs and governments to shape brighter futures.

We are the UK’s leading experts in strategies for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). This encompasses: business models for fleets, infrastructure, renewable energy integration, and new smart mobility technologies and services.

Electric Vehicle Association Scotland (EVAS)

The Electric Vehicle Association Scotland (EVAS) was set up in 2012 by a group of pioneering EV drivers with a passionate interest in promoting the EVs in Scotland.

Members come from a wide range of backgrounds and ages and drive the full range of EVs currently available. Membership reached 507 in April 2017 and has increased 45% in the past 14 months thus reflecting the steep increase in EV interest and ownership in the country.

Members meet regularly to discuss all EV matters and issues which they face as a group.

Road Safety Scotland

Road Safety Scotland is part of Transport Scotland, and has responsibility for road safety education and publicity. Its work is driven by Scotland’s Road Safety Framework which sets challenging casualty reduction targets for 2020.

RSS has developed a suite of high-quality educational resources covering every stage of a child’s/young person’s formal education. From early years, “Go Safe With Ziggy” for young children and their parents all the way up to “Crash Magnets” for senior secondary pupils, road safety is seen as a lifelong learning process.

Bright Green Business

Bright Green Business provides the opportunity for businesses to engage with students and graduates throughout the year on short-term projects.

The aim of Bright Green Placements is to support organisations to invest in the skills of the next generation entering the workforce, whilst progressing a project that you may not have the time or resources to do.

We place students or graduates in areas such as sustainability awareness, waste management, marketing and community engagement. An 8 to 12 week placement can help projects move forward or start something new.

Chargeplace Scotland

ChargePlace Scotland is a network of publicly available electric vehicle chargers which have been funded by Transport Scotland.

The growing network now comprises over 500 public charge points across Scotland, including over 100 50kW rapid chargers.

Charge Your Car (CYC) Ltd currently operates the ChargePlace Scotland network and provides a helpline which drivers can call if they experience difficulties with a charger. ChargePlace Scotland infrastructure locations can be found on both the CYC website and app.