Established in 2008, the Hands Up Scotland Survey is the largest national dataset to look at travel to school across Scotland.
The project is funded by Transport Scotland and is a joint survey between Sustrans and Scottish local authorities.
Schools across Scotland complete the survey by asking their pupils ‘How do you normally travel to school?’.
The responses are then sent to local authority officers who collate the data and return it to our Research and Monitoring Unit for overall collation, analysis and reporting.
A Parliamentary Order was passed designating Sustrans as Official Statistics Providers in the production of Hands Up Scotland on 1 June 2012. Sustrans is currently engaged in the process of confirming voluntary compliance with the requirements for National Statistics status.
The Hands Up Scotland 2016 survey took place between 12 and 16 of September 2016 – with results due to be published on 26 May 2017.
The National Results Excel file contains Hands Up Scotland Survey results from 2008-2015.
|Hands Up Scotland 2014|
|Statistical News Release.pdf||29 May 2015|
|National Results Summary.pdf||29 May 2015|
|National Results.xls||29 May 2015|
|Hands Up Scotland 2013|
|Statistical News Release.pdf||30 May 2014|
|National Results Summary.pdf||30 May 2014|
|National Results.xls||30 May 2014|
|Hands Up Scotland 2012|
|National Results Summary.pdf||31 May 2013|
|National Results.xls||31 May 2013|
|Hands Up Scotland 2011|
|National Results Summary.pdf||5 Jul 2012|
|National Results.xls||5 Jul 2012|
|Hands Up Scotland 2010|
|National Results Summary.pdf||16 May 2011|
|Local Authority Results Appendix.pdf||16 May 2011|
|Hands Up Scotland 2009|
|National Results Report.pdf||20 May 2010|
|Hands Up Scotland 2008|
|National Results Summary.pdf||30 Apr 2009|
|National Results Report.pdf||30 Apr 2009|
We work with Hands Up Scotland Survey data on a local authority, school and year group level.
Documents containing Hands Up Scotland Survey 2014 local authority and school level results can be made available on request.