New Webinar Series on Noise and Health.

Following the commitment in the Transportation Noise Action Plan (TNAP) 2019-2023, to the promotion of new channels of communication to stakeholders that encourage a learning environment, Transport Scotland has been working closely with key Stakeholders to launch a new Webinar Series on Noise and Health for transport, noise, policy and health professionals working on projects linked to Scotland.

The Lunchtime series of events will occur regularly during 2024, and will cover the themes of Climate Change, Communication, Health, Legislation, Policy Placemaking, and Transport

The first Webinar is on Wednesday 19 June at 12:00 to 13:00 when Jack Harvie-Clark of Apex Acoustics, will present the latest evidence and background on the Soundscape approach to noise management, including case studies, and thoughts on application for Scotland.

To register for the event.

This session will be hosted online, to reserve your space Click Here

Why Attend.

  • Share knowledge on noise management.
  • Develop a collaborative community and support learning by doing projects.
  • Help form, shape, and answer policy questions for the TNAP 2024 to 2028.


Transportation noise is a ubiquitous urban exposure. In 2018, the World Health Organisation concluded that chronic exposure to road traffic noise is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease. In contrast, they concluded that the quality of evidence for a link to other diseases was very low to moderate.  Cleaner Air for Scotland (CAFS)  2 stated, in Scotland’s four biggest cities, it has been estimated that over 1 million people are exposed to noise levels in excess of the WHO guidelines during the daytime and over 0.8 million during the night, with evidence indicating that deprived communities suffer more. The health impact costs have not been directly estimated in Scotland but, based on WHO estimates elsewhere, are likely to be considerable.

To maximise the benefits from action to improve our noise environment it is essential that we build on the linkages with other key government policies and strategies across transport, climate change, health, environment, planning, energy and land use.


  • Event Date
    19/06/2024 12:00 pm
  • Event End Date
    19/06/2024 1:00 pm
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