The best of Scotland’s transport industry were celebrating tonight, as the results of the 2009 Scottish Transport Awards were announced at a ceremony in Glasgow.
Amongst the winners were Aberdeenshire Council, who scooped the sought-after Scottish Transport Local Authority of the Year award, and First in Glasgow, who were named Public Transport Operator of the Year.
Chair of the Awards Judging Panel and Publisher of Transport Times, Prof David Begg, said:
“This year’s Scottish Transport Awards has brought together and rewarded those who have shown real innovation, integration, effective partnership-working and delivered tangible results.
I am delighted to see colleagues from all sectors receive the recognition they deserve for their achievements which, in the current climate, have been even more hard won. Let us not forget too the key role transport can play in helping the economy emerge from this recession.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support of the Awards, helping to make the 2009 Awards a real success.”
The awards were hosted by Transport Times in association with event organisers, MacKay Hannah. Now in their seventh year, they recognise excellence and innovation across all fields of transport. This year’s awards were hosted by Grant Stott, radio and television presenter at Glasgow’s Radisson SAS Hotel.
The full list of winners is:
Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement Award (Sponsored by FirstGroup)
Scottish Safety Camera Programme
Best Transport Integration Award
Best Practice in Travel to School and Work Scheme
Aberdeenshire Council and the Highland Council
Cycling Improvements Award
Excellence in Technology and Innovation Award
Argyll & Bute Council
Excellence in Marketing and Travel Planning Award
Best Bus Service Award
Arriva Scotland West
Contribution to Sustainable Transport Award (Sponsored by AEA Technology)
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Walking & the Public Realm Award
Transport Team/Partnership of the Year Award
Stagecoach West Scotland
The Frontline Employee of the Year Award
Jimmy McGrory, Arriva
Outstanding Contribution to Transport across Scotland
Mary Grant, ScotRail
Lifetime Contribution to Transport in Scotland
Outstanding Contribution to Transport Research in Scotland
Steve Stradling, Napier University
The Scottish Public Transport Operator of the Year
First in Glasgow
The Scottish Transport Local Authority of the Year (Sponsored by Amey)
Notes to editors
1) The Scottish Transport Awards hosted by Transport Times, are supported by the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland. The awards were judged by:
• Transport Times publisher and former government adviser Prof David Begg,
• Professor George Hazel, Managing Director of MRC McLean Hazel Ltd,
• Dr Iain Docherty Senior Lecturer/Director of MBA Programmes, University of Glasgow
• David Middleton, Chief Executive, Transport Scotland.
2) Photos of the are available from 1500 Photography website http://www.1500photography.co.uk/sta.php
Press contact: Jane Wilson, tel 0131 556 1500