Webinar Archive

We are pleased to launch our webinar archive! We will upload all recordings from events that we host online.

20-minute Neighbourhoods – Thursday 3 December 2020

We hosted a webinar about 20-minute neighbourhoods on Thursday 3 December. A 20-minute neighbourhood means having all your basic needs – shops, health centres, work opportunities, and recreation – within a mile of where you live and close enough to walk or wheel. Transport Scotland wanted to identify the impact (including potential challenges and benefits) of 20-minute neighbourhoods on disabled people.

The webinar was hosted by our Operations Manager, Emma Scott and we were joined by the following speakers who provided an overview of 20 Minute neighbourhoods and the potential impacts on disabled people:

  • Irene Beautyman, Planning for Place Programme Manager at the Improvement Service
  • David Cowan, Head of Regeneration Unit, Scottish Government Social Justice and Regeneration Division
  • Rhona Arthur, Interim Head of Service (Connected Communities), North Ayrshire Council
  • Kevin Murray, Professor of Planning at Glasgow and Dundee Universities.
  • David Hunter, Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS), Planning and Strategy Lead
  • Morven Brooks, Disability Equality Scotland CEO

The webinar was supported by a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter and captions.

Return to Public Transport – Thursday 29 October 2020

We hosted a webinar discussion on the return to public transport during COVID-19. This was an opportunity to hear first-hand from operators across different modes of transport about the measures they have put in place to ensure their service is safe. We were joined by representatives from Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries, ScotRail, Scotland for the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS) and Transport Scotland.

We also listened to concerns from disabled people, including our membership, about their experiences of using public transport during COVID-19. But also as restrictions ease, we were keen to hear from disabled people about any concerns they have about returning to travel.

This webinar was supported by live captioning, as well as a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters.


Face Coverings – Thursday 30 July 2020

We held a webinar on face coverings, where we discussed experiences of using face-coverings, or being exempt from wearing one; attendees’ thoughts on exemption cards and alternative coverings such as clear face masks and visors; and guidance from our panellists on how those exempt can travel and shop safely and confidently.

Our panel on the day included Robert Burns, Stakeholder Engagement Officer from FirstBus; Seumas Campbell, Customer Service Director from NorthLink ferries; Constable Stephanie Rose, Safer Communities team for Police Scotland and James Davidson, Communication and Research Coordinator for Disability Equality Scotland.

Spaces for People Webinar, Tuesday 7 July 2020

On Tuesday 7 July we hosted a webinar discussion on the Spaces for People Initiative. We welcomed colleagues from Sustrans Scotland, Transport Scotland’s Active Travel Team and the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS) to discuss the temporary infrastructure programme which offers funding and support to make it safer for people who choose to walk, cycle or wheel during COVID-19.


Thistle Assistance Webinar, Monday 11 May 2020

In partnership with The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran), we hosted a webinar about the Thistle Assistance Card and App, an initiative to help disabled people feel safer and more comfortable when using public transport.