Views sought on Scotland’s infrastructure future

The Queensferry Crossing was one of the most significant infrastructure projects in Scotland’s history

THE initial call for evidence on Scotland’s future infrastructure priorities has been published by the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland (ICS).

The ICS has been tasked with providing the Scottish Government with advice on the vision, ambition and priorities for a 30-year strategy for infrastructure, to meet future economic growth and societal needs.

ICS commissioners were appointed in February. The first phase of engagement is asking questions focusing on what the strategic drivers are to growth and a low carbon economy, the appropriateness of current infrastructure to meet supply and demand, and the different approaches taken to infrastructure assessment and prioritisation.

The commissioners want to hear the views of those who use, plan, manage, maintain, finance and deliver infrastructure.

Ian Russell, chair of the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland said, “We are keen to hear from individuals, organisations and bodies working across all elements and aspects of infrastructure. This is a rare opportunity to contribute towards advising on the long-term strategy for Scotland’s vital infrastructure.

“This first phase of engagement will also allow us to shape future engagement phases that aim to capture the expertise and opinions of people from across industry, business, the public sector, academia, civic society and the wider public.”

The deadline for submissions to the Initial Call for Evidence and Contributions is Friday May 3. For more information, visit the ICS website.