September 03, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:30am

The SURF Annual Conference was originally intended to be a full day event in the CoSLA Conference Centre on the 27th August. Given the uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions and whether or not a physical gathering would be able to go ahead, we have re-purposed this year’s Conference.

SURF’s 2020 SURF Annual Conference will now be a series of three weekly, sequential 90 minute morning sessions on Thursday August 27th (the originally promoted date), Thursday September 3rd and Thursday September 10th. They will be conducted via the Zoom conferencing platform.

Numbers for these events are limited. The programme for the second event is listed below, along with a link to Zoom to book a place. You are not required to have a Zoom account to attend. Access information about all three sessions here

As places are limited you are kindly asked that if you book and can no longer attend that you let SURF know and they will reallocate your place.

Once booked you will receive a link to join the event. Please note that these are individual links that can only be streamed on one device, and can therefore not be shared with colleagues. They would have to book on separately.

If you have any queries or have issues with using/booking on Zoom please do not hesitate to get in touch with [email protected] 


Session two – Thurs Sept 3rd 10 -11.30am – Land and Transport in a Climate Emergency


10am  Welcome and Introduction – Andy Milne, SURF

10.05  Why Land and Transport are key aspects of the SURF 2021 manifesto – Derek Rankine, SURF

10.10 Land Use & Ownership in relation to climate change and post-Covid economic & social wellbeing recovery – Shona Glenn, Scottish Land Commission 

10.20  Transport planning & investment in relation to climate change and post- Covid economic & social wellbeing recovery – Heather Cowan, Transport Scotland (TBC)

10.30  Practitioner Response responding to the land and transport policy priorities and aspirations – Nick Skelton, Stantec

10.40  Q&A followed by Open Debate and Voting – Chaired by Andy Milne

11.20  Summary of main conclusions and What Next – Andy Milne and Emma Scott, SURF

11.30 Thanks and close

Register to book a place –

September 03, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:30am
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