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Forth Valley Connectivity Commission

Established in September 2021, the Forth Valley Connectivity Commission will consider how enhanced transport and connectivity can support the region’s transition to Net Zero.

Bringing together representatives from the local economy, the University of Stirling, and Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils, the Commission will consider connectivity challenges facing the Forth Valley from a regional perspective, proposing a coherent, evidence-based programme of recommendations that build on major investments to unlock the region’s maximum economic potential, and drive sustainable and inclusive growth.  

Commission Membership:

  • Chair: Bob Duff, Former Group Vice President, Jacobs
  • Professor Iain Docherty, Dean for the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Stirling
  • Ross Martin, Adviser on Regional Economies
  • Joan Aitken OBE, Former Traffic Commissioner for Scotland
  • Clara Walker, Executive Director, Forth Environment Link
  • David Reid, Programme Director, Fuel Change
  • Stefanie O’Gorman, Director of Sustainable Economics, Ramboll
  • Lynn Blaikie, President & Acting Chief Executive, Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Fergus Cloughley, Chief Executive Officer, Obashi
  • Christie Frail, Young People’s representative
  • Pete Leonard, Strategic Director for Place, Clackmannanshire Council
  • Stuart Oliver, Senior Manager for Economic Development and Communities, Stirling Council
  • Pete Reid, Head of Economic Development, Falkirk Council
  • Secretariat: Matt Francis, Public Affairs Manager, University of Stirling

Working towards a net zero regional economy

The Commission will take evidence from a range of targeted stakeholders across the region, throughout the autumn, with a full report and set of recommendations to be published by the end of 2021.

Secretariat support is being provided by the University of Stirling, under the umbrella of Scotland’s International Environment Centre. Established as part of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the Centre’s mission is to create a net zero regional economy and act as a global exemplar of low-carbon growth.