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Colin Young MA (Hons.) MSc, CMILT

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Colin Young

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Colin currently holds the role of Strategic Transportation Delivery Officer at Argyll and Bute Council, managing the development and delivery of transportation projects including the Council's active travel programme. Colin also has responsibility for the development of the Council's Airports at Oban, Colonsay and Coll and the lifeline PSO air service which provides essential services to the islands of Coll, Colonsay, Islay and Tiree.

Colin has significant transport planning and management experience with a number of public sector organisations across Scotland. Prior to joining Argyll and Bute Council, Colin was Transport Planning Officer with Stirling Council, project managing the development and delivery of major projects, the Council's Local Transport Strategy and supporting the Council's Development Control function.

A highlight of Colin's career was managing the Client Transport Team in Aberdeenshire Council, responsible for the provision of over 25,000 education and social work passenger transport journeys per day, and oversaw the management and operation of the Council's extensive in-house passenger vehicle fleet and associated staff.

Prior to this he was at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) as a Senior Transport Planner, and subsequently as Planning and Projects Officer, he had a wide range of responsibilities in the broader transport planning sphere including liaison with senior level partners, preparing transport policy and strategies, managing transport studies, developing transport projects and project management of works.

Latterly at SPT, Colin was seconded part-time to lead the transport elements of the Sustainable Glasgow project, a public/private partnership managed by Glasgow City Council which aims achieve a 30% reduction in Glasgow's Carbon Emissions by 2020.

Initially deciding on a career in logistics and transport after a chance meeting on a train, Colin undertook an MSc in Transport Planning and Management at the University of Westminster, London before returning to his native Scotland first as the Transport Planner for East Dunbartonshire Council prior to moving to SPT.

An active member of the CILT, Colin is the Scottish representative to the CILT(UK) Young Professionals Forum (YPF) and has chaired the annual CILT Young Professionals Conference.

Colin's professional interests cover all aspects of logistics and transport. In addition to his day job, he is an Officer in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) and he holds a professional interest in Maritime Operations and Military Logistics, particularly in the maritime sphere.

Colin enjoys outdoor pursuits, particularly sailing, cycling and hillwalking. When time allows he enjoys visiting far flung places and trying out their transport systems but always returns to the Scottish Highland and Islands.


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