Following completion of the Partnerships Caithness Community Development Programme in 2012, this forum is no longer being facilitated by the Caithness Partnership. The Caithness Transport Forum facilitation is now being carried out by the Caithness Chamber of Commerce.
Below is for information purposes only.
Caithness Transport Forum is a sub-group of the Caithness Partnership. It aim is
To create and maintain to promote a strong, inter-connected road, rail, sea and air transport network to, from and within the county of Caithness for the benefit of the economic, social and environmental benefit of the residents of Caithness.
The members of CTF are representatives of the business, public and voluntary sector with an interest in transport infrastructure and services in Caithness. The first task of the Forum was to create a lobbying document, Caithness Transport Vision, published in summer 2006, updated in 2009 and launched by Tavish Scott, Depute Minister for Transport.
CTF has met with Scottish Government Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson both in Caithness and in Holyrood to highlight the particular transport problems and issues in the county.
A study, funded by UKAEA, has been produced by MVA Consultancy which puts forward a broad priority of transport requirements that will support economic development in Caithness. The study highlights highlights developments of the local ports and the Wick airport as a priority for economic development in Caithness.
The study was presented at Holyrood to the Scottish Transport Minister.
The Caithness Transport Forum meets alternately in wick and Thurso and continues to make progress, working in partnership with The Highland Council and other stakeholders.
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