The Community Transport Association (CTA) has appointed Derek Young as a new Director to lead its work in Scotland.
Derek’s previous positions have seen him leading policy work within the British Red Cross and Age Scotland. He is also a Policy Committee member of SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations).
Commenting on the importance of community transport, Derek said: “I live in the village of Kirkliston, to the west of Edinburgh, with my wife and two young daughters. It is a community which is poorly served by scheduled commercial services and the local library has a vital library link service, so the relevance of community transport is something I can see on my doorstep.
“The services I have seen are truly inspirational for the difference they make to people’s lives. They go out in all weathers and in early mornings to ensure that the people who rely on community transport can access the services they need; and that they have a friendly and familiar face when that’s really needed. I look forward to meeting and working with you all.”