Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has led a roundtable discussion involving campaign groups from across Scotland on the issue of accessible transport.
The meeting, which was attended by the Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf MSP, was set up following a meeting Donald had with a local constituent who raised concerns over lack of accessibility to buses in the Lochaber area.
While it is widely recognised that much has been done over the years to make public transport more accessible, local groups highlighted various issues with public transport that remain a problem for people with visible and non-visible disabilities.
Donald Cameron MSP said:
“It was a pleasure to host this meeting of organisations from across Scotland, and especially the many who came from the Highlands, who all have one thing in common – to make Scotland’s transport network more accessible.
A number of important issues were raised today, and I am sure that the Transport Minister will have had a lot of food for thought ahead of the SNP Government’s proposed Transport Bill.
It is vital that when we consider how to improve Scotland’s transport infrastructure for the future that we proactively include the views of those with visible and non-visible disabilities so that we get it right for all of our citizens.”