The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched a policy guide for making efficient urban deliveries to Scottish towns.

It aims to support economic growth in Scotland’s cities – and builds on the legacy of collaborative working practices that maintained efficient services in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

The document highlights the importance of freight to Scotland’s city economies, out-of-hours delivery guidance, improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions and cycling safety issues.

Chris MacRae, FTA’s head of policy in Scotland, said: “Scotland’s cities are its economic power house and vital to its economic development. Efficient urban logistics are a key determinant of this, so facilitating the correct policies to enable this is essential.

“The Commonwealth Games taught us a lot in terms of managing freight delivery and servicing during a ‘business as unusual’ situation so it’s important to build upon best practice and experience to ensure urban freight deliveries and economic growth can succeed.”

For copies of the guide, please contact or call 01892 552255.