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Hidden Disabilities on Public Transport

Written on: 1st March, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

A recent article by Hattie Gladwell featured in The Metro newspaper highlights the difficulties of travelling on public transport with a hidden disability.  In the article, Hattie said: “I first realised I was too scared to ask anyone to give up their seat for me on public transport when I was experiencing crippling pain in my…

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Disabled Access Day

Written on: 21st February, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

Disabled Access Day is returning for its third year in March 2017, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever! The event is powered by Euan’s Guide, the disabled access review website and app; so, when you search for what’s on below, you’ll be taken to event listings on the Euan’s Guide website.…

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ScotRail – Rail Awareness Open Day

Written on: 7th February, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

ScotRail would like to take this opportunity to advise you that the next Rail Awareness Open Day (the first of 2017) is confirmed for Glasgow Central on 29 March from 1230 – 1430. Rail Awareness Open Day is an information event to promote what ScotRail do for existing and potential rail users with reduced mobility…

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Call for evidence on the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009

Written on: 30th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

Closing date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 About this call for evidence. The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has launched a call for written evidence as part of its post legislative scrutiny of the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009. The Committee want to hear your thoughts on how it is working and…

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ScotRail Online Research Panel

Written on: 23rd January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

ScotRail is continuously looking to improve train services in Scotland and in order for this to happen, Stakeholder engagement at different levels is important to them and as such have launched an online panel giving everyone an opportunity to have their say. ScotRail want to hear your opinions and views how they can improve train…

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Disabled man wins UK Supreme Court case

Written on: 18th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

A disabled man has won a Supreme Court case after a dispute with a woman with a buggy over wheelchair space on a bus. The case began when Mr Paulley attempted to board a FirstGroup-operated bus but was left at the bus stop after a woman with a sleeping baby in a pram refused to…

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Scottish Transport Awards

Written on: 11th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

There is still time to submit an entry for Accessibility Project of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards. Entries for the 2017 Scottish Transport Awards are being accepted online at up until 17th February 20167. The awards are free to enter and the judges welcome any updates to projects submitted in previous years. About the…

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EVENT: Passengers with Reduced Mobility Open Day – Your guide to flying with a disability

Written on: 5th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

 Edinburgh Airport, assisted by the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People Tryb4ufly service, invite you to join us for one or both of:  A practical session to learn how to make your journeys by air as smooth as possible (10am until 3pm).  A consultation group to allow collaboration between the airport, the disabled community and…

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Improved accessibility for Scottish ferry networks

Written on: 30th December, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

The second round of awards from the Ferries Accessibility Fund will see around £180,000 spent on projects to further improve accessibility on Scotland’s ferries, Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf has announced. The successful bidders are Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Serco Northlink Ferries, Scrabster Harbour Trust, Shetland Islands Council and Caledonian Maritime Assets…

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Travelling Well with Dementia

Written on: 1st December, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

Upstream is planning its first conference and you’re invited! If Scotland is to support people living with dementia to maintain their independence, continue community activities and retain social connections, then transport and related mobility providers need to respond and develop in ways that are informed by real-life experience. Upstream can help transport providers to understand…

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