Major events

UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

In 2021, we engaged with a number of partners during the COP26 event in Glasgow to showcase transport projects from across Scotland that tackle climate change and promote sustainable travel. We co-hosted the Whole Systems Approach seminar which provided a platform for Scottish companies to engage with international businesses and organisations on the integration of green energy and sustainable mobility. We ran the Greener Transport Future Schools Competition to raise awareness of the 20% Reduction in Car Kilometres Routemap, promote active travel, increase youth engagement and awareness of more sustainable transport options, with the competition receiving over 300 entries from across Scotland. Our travel demand management campaign which ran prior to COP26 helped to prepare for the disruption expected as a result of the summit.

Operation Unicorn

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022, we worked closely with a number of partners during Operation Unicorn, leading on resilience for the various ceremonial events and the cortege which travelled 175 miles through Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Fife and Edinburgh.

UCI Cycling World Championships

Our Major Events and Resilience team played a vital role in the UCI Cycling World Championships in August 2023, helping to ensure the events across the country ran smoothly for participants and visitors while keeping our transport network moving.