For the third time Aberdeenshire Council has been named Scottish Transport Authority of the year at the Scottish Transport Awards. The Council picked up the award at an awards ceremony hosted by radio presenter Grant Stott at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday.
As the Scottish winner the council will now go through to the UK awards later in the year.
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.
Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee (ISC), 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 services to the residents and businesses of Aberdeenshire.
ISC vice chair Alan Buchan said
The same title was also won by the council in both 2008 and 2009, so this represents another excellent achievement by the teams delivering the services.
Aberdeenshire Council is proud to have a long record of embracing innovations in the transport sector, which has been recognised through numerous awards, and we will continue to try to improve on our achievements.