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Low-carbon funding in Scotland helps drive 2032 plans

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Projects including deploying electric vehicle charge points and advancing active travel are to get off the ground with the help of funding from Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport (LCTT) Challenge Fund.

Orkney is the most northerly place to receive funding

A total of just over £5.3m from the European Regional Development Fund and Transport Scotland has been awarded to local authorities, a national park authority, a regional transport partnership and a registered charity, allowing more people to enjoy greener and sustainable travel and transport options.

The most northern project is the Stromness Multi Modal Low Carbon and Active Travel Hub on Orkney, which will see the introduction of electric vehicle charge points for the local bus service and members of the public as well as facilities to support active travel, including expansion of the existing provision of electric bikes close to the ferry terminal.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “Our vision is that these exciting projects will help support more people to choose active travel and low carbon transport modes for their daily journeys.”

“A number of these projects will support our commitment made through the Programme for Government to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars by 2032.”

A summary of all winning projects can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.