Scottish Policy Forum

The Scottish Policy Forum (SPF) was rejuvenated in 2014. This member-led initiative, stemming from the time of devolved government in Scotland, has a central purpose to represent CIHT members in Scotland in an appropriate way and convey professional advice and opinion to elected bodies and society at large in a way that is relevant to the specific geography, characteristics and governance of the transport network in Scotland.
SPF ensures that relevant transport technical and policy issues are brought to the attention of CIHT members across Scotland and endeavors to produce timely responses to the Scottish Government on public consultations. It helps develop policy and technical updates for members with a specific Scottish context and generally provide a platform for greater stakeholder engagement in the new CIHT Scotland.
The SPF is part of CIHT Scotland and sits under the auspices of the CIHT Learned Society & Technical Board (LSTB).  It is supported by CIHT Britannia Walk Officers, WRA and UKRLG. It will seek to meet and influence key figures in government as appropriate. Currently the SPF is pleased to be contributing to the review of the National Transport Strategy (NTS2).
The forum contiunes to expand with additional resource and specialist expertise. A list of the current forum members can be viewed here but new contributors are always welcome. Contact the current chair, Neil Johnstone, at

Latest SPF Responses and Position Statements

December 2017 - Local Bus Services Consultation Response (Scotland)

November 2017 - Free Bus Travel Consultation Response (Scottish Policy Forum)

  November 2017 - LEZ Consultation Response (Scottish Policy Forum)

CIHT comments on Improving Quality of Road Works (Scotland)

CIHT responds to Transport Scotland Consultation on Rail Infrastructure Strategy from 2019

To see all of the SPF responses please visit the archive.