HITRANS is the statutory Regional Transport Partnership covering most of the Highlands and Islands: Highland Council; Moray Council; Orkney Islands Council; Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) and parts of the Argyll and Bute Council area.

HITRANS’ Strategy can be viewed as 10 horizontal themes applying to the whole region which aim to:

  • Promote the long term development of walking and cycling.
  • Prepare a sub-strategy for investment in the region’s bus services.
  • Enhance aviation connections between islands and peripheral areas and national gateways.
  • Improve the region’s community and demand responsive transport provision.
  • Increase efficiency of urban travel by tackling congestion, reducing car use on short journeys, and improving public transport.
  • Assist freight transport to shift from road to less environmentally damaging modes.
  • Develop a programme of investment to improve the locally significant rural road network.
  • Prepare a sub-strategy for investment in ports and ferries.
  • Develop initiatives to reduce the cost of travel.
  • Develop ways to reduce the climate change impact of transport in the region.
OrganisationHITRANS: Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership
Legal statusStatutory Body
Project managerFrank Roach
Phone+44 1549 402896
StreetLairg Station
Postal codeIV27 4EX
CountryUnited Kingdom
Email addressfrank.roach@hitrans.org.uk