Transport Scotland - breakdown of staff: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked for “the breakdown of the staff who work at Transport Scotland. I wanted to compare the numbers who works on road related projects, compared to public transport and active travel”


The answer to your question is that, at the end of May 2019, a total of 454 permanent staff were working at Transport Scotland.  Transport Scotland has 8 Directorates plus our Chief Executive’s Office.  The breakdown of staff is given in the table below:

Chief Executive’s Office 3
Aviation, Maritime, Freight & Canals 35
Bus, Accessibility & Active Travel 69
Finance & Corporate Services 48
Low Carbon Economy 21
Major Projects 62
Rail 67
Roads 103
Strategy & Analysis 46

Further information on what each of our directorates are responsible for can be found on the Transport Scotland website.

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