Council scoops top transport award

Aberdeenshire Council has been named Scottish Transport Authority of the Year for 2012.

It is the third time it has scooped the prestigious title for its work in the field at the Scottish Transport Awards.

The council was shortlisted in two categories as an individual authority and in a further three categories as a member of a partnership.It was also shortlisted in the Excellence in Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement category for improving road safety in Aberdeenshire.

Infrastructure Services Committee chair, Councillor Peter Argyle, said: “I am so very proud of our teams that put their all into keeping us all moving as safely and efficiently as we can, and to have that recognised nationally is just fantastic.

“The transport challenges faced by Aberdeenshire Council are numerous and varied. However, through clear strategies supported across political lines the council is rising to these challenges and delivering high quality serices to the residents and businesses of Aberdeenshire.”

The award was presented at a ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday (June 14).

The council now goes through to the UK Transport Awards after winning the Scottish accolade.