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Scottish Freight and Logistics Advisory Group

The Scottish Freight and Logistics Advisory Group (ScotFLAG) was set up to increase sustainable economic growth in Scotland, recognising the importance of freight in the transport sector.

The group's aims are to:

  • Advise on and monitor delivery of freight policy in Scotland in order to achieve national outcomes and objectives
  • Consider the impact of wider Government policies on the movement of freight
  • Prioritise and co-ordinate action taken by industry and other stakeholders in response to government policies

ScotFLAG's operating principles encourage collective ownership and participation as well as an acceptance that the group was not a lobbying organisation.

ScotFLAG members


  • John Nicholls/Chris Wilcock (Transport Scotland)


  • Gareth Williams (Scottish Council for Development and Industry)
  • Martin Reid (Road Haulage Association)
  • Michael Cairns (Tactran)
  • Rab Dickson (Nestrans)
  • Pam Stott (Transport Scotland)
  • Bob Bridges (Transport Scotland)
  • David Spaven (Rail Freight Group)
  • Chris Dubber (United Road Transport Union)
  • Douglas Norris (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport)
  • Chris MacRae (Freight Transport Association)
  • Frank Roach (Hitrans)
  • Adrian Brown (Scottish Enterprise)
  • Tony Trench (UNITE the Union)
  • Fiona Hesling (Transport Scotland)
  • Tony Jarvis (Highlands and Islands Enterprise)
  • Richard Ballantyne (British Ports Association)

ScotFLAG meeting minutes

ScotFLAG subgroups

ScotFLAG also has subgroups that meet up to discuss specific issues.

Climate change

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

Lorry parking

Freight Scotland website


Road to Rail

Urban Freight

Last Mile Connections

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