Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community

The Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SRITC) was founded in 2017 and became a Community Interest Company (CIC) in June 2021. Our mission is to build a community that works together to address the many transport challenges facing rural and islands communities. Our most recently published report comes from the Sottish Rural and Islands Parliament which took place in November, 2023 in Fort William. A copy of the report and actions can be found here.

Additionally, you can also find out how to support a social enterprise and the services we offer such as Rural and Islands Stakeholder Engagement and sustainable travel management for rural events (Gather Greenly). If you are an organisation looking to add to your Corporate Social Responsibility, these are two services which may be of interest, equally for local organisations, the third or public sector or for those running event locations! 


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SRITC is unique because we are the only transport focused organisation that connects and supports stakeholders at all levels of society, from individuals and local community groups through to national Government bodies. While rural transport is our main focus, our work extends to the sectors that are dependent on transport services including healthcare, tourism, and freight.  

SRITC also plays an active role in helping to shape rural and islands transport policy at a national level. We are regularly invited to provide written feedback on Scottish Government transport strategy consultations, and spoken evidence to Parliamentary committees. 

Our reports

At SRITC, we're dedicated to providing valuable insights and fostering innovation within the rural transportation industry. Our reports offer in-depth analyses, trends, and valuable data on various aspects of rural and island transportation. Best of all, you can read these reports in full for free! Simply click below to access the latest industry report and stay ahead of the curve.

2024 reports:

2023 reports:

2022 reports:

Our virtual events

At SRITC, community engagement is at the heart of everything we do. That's why we're thrilled to invite you to our monthly virtual events!

Happening typically on the last Friday of every month, these Virtual Cafes cover a diverse range of topics relevant to our community members. From sustainability in transportation to innovative mobility solutions, each event promises insightful discussions and networking opportunities.

Best of all, these events are free to attend! However, spaces are limited, so we encourage you to secure your spot in advance. It only takes seconds to reserve your spot, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Check out the schedule of upcoming events and reserve your spot here.

Want to find out how to get involved?

If you're passionate about joining SRITC on our mission then we'd be delighted to welcome you to the community. 

As a first step, why not come along to one of our Virtual Cafes that take place on the last Friday of every month at 10:00 am UK time. The Cafes are informal but highly informative and you can register for the next Cafe here or view recordings of previous events here.  

This is just one place were you'll meet lots of other people who share a passion for rural and islands transport, and the place where you'll learn about the initiatives that are being undertaken to solve real challenges using practical low cost solutions. 


As a Community Interest Company, SRITC can only achieve our goals and secure our long term future through support from other organisations who share our vision and values. 

Our sincere thanks go to the following organisations who are kindly providing financial support.

As we continue to develop a model that delivers long term stability and security, we welcome approaches from individuals, community groups and organisations who are open to providing financial support. 

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