Scottish Transport Emissions Partnership (STEP) Annual Conference          

17 November 2017, 10:00-16:00

COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH

SAVE THE DATE for the Scottish Transport Emissions Partnership Annual Conference on Friday 17 November at the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh.  The conference is FREE to attend. A buffet lunch will be provided. Invites will be issued via Eventbrite in the coming weeks. The event will provide an update on progress delivering the Cleaner Air for Scotland (CAFS) strategy in the morning, and focus on examples of good practice in the field of behaviour change and sustainable transport in the afternoon. A full agenda will be made available shortly.

There are a couple of SPEAKER SLOTS AVAILABLE for the afternoon session on behaviour change. If you are interested in speaking at this event, or would like to suggest a possible speaker please email with details by Fri 18 Aug 2017.

STEP is supporting National Clean Air Day – 15 June 2017

NCAD logo 

National Clean Air Day: Scotland

The first National Clean Air Day (NCAD) is being held on 15 June 2017.

The Scottish Government is co-ordinating the Scottish campaign with Global Action Plan, with support from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The aim of the 2017 campaign is to encourage people to take simple actions to improve their health and reduce air pollution. A range of toolkits and support materials have been developed to make participating in NCAD easy for communities and workplaces. A dedicated health workers toolkit is available as is a toolkit for those who want to run ‘No idling’ campaigns in their communities.

Scottish campaign

National messaging has been agreed for the campaign and in Scotland, there are three key messages being highlighted:

  1. Leave the car at home
  2. Don’t idle
  3. Support your staff

The Scottish messaging is supported by a dedicated Scottish web section of the NCAD website, at

The Scottish campaign will focus on media engagement through lifestyle articles, a social media campaign and activity from public bodies.

We want to specifically reach these audiences:

  • Children
  • The elderly
  • People with existing health conditions that are aggravated by air pollution.

Getting involved

Your organisation can help to spread the word about National Clean Air Day and promote key messages to your staff and customers. Visit the Scottish page on the NCAD website, download the National Clean Air Day 2017 flyer ,or check out the National Clean Air Day social media toolkit.

STEP Annual Conference 2016

Scottish Transport Emissions Partnership
Annual Conference 2016

We are delighted to announce that our fourth Annual Conference will take place in Verity House (COSLA), 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH on Thursday 3 November 2016.

Conference Focus
Scotland’s national air quality strategy – Cleaner Air for Scotland (CAFS) – was launched at last year’s STEP conference, and there has been a great deal of activity behind the scenes, to help begin to deliver its aims and objectives. The morning session will provide an update on how this work is progressing, including the development of the CAFS technical frameworks the National Modelling Framework (NMF) and National Low Emission Framework (NLEF). There will be ample time to ask questions, and the CAFS leads will be available throughout the day.

STEP was created to identify examples of good practice and make others aware of these exciting developments, so the afternoon session will focus on key issues, interesting projects and exciting new technologies that could help to deliver a more sustainable transport system for Scotland. Our guest speakers will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that includes the all-electric park-and-ride in York, the hydrogen powered buses in Aberdeen and the use of wind turbines to generate hydrogen to power commercial vehicles.