HUSS 2019 dates
The HUSS 2019 survey will take place between Monday 9 and Friday 13 September.
School survey packs
Please download the Survey Instructions and Guidance before you start.
Hands Up Scotland Survey (HUSS) downloadable pdf forms:
Online survey platform
The online survey platform will open on 9 September 2019.
Return all data via the online survey platform by Friday 27 September, unless you have been instructed otherwise by your local authority.
If you have any queries, please contact your local authority or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Hands Up Scotland Survey
The project is funded by Transport Scotland and is a joint survey between Sustrans and all 32 Scottish local authorities.
Each September, schools across Scotland complete the survey in class by asking their pupils ‘How do you normally travel to school?’. Local authority officers distribute the survey to schools and return pupil responses 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 results provide a valuable annual snapshot of school travel and are used by Sustrans, Transport Scotland and other groups to inform policy areas, monitor trends in school travel over time, and provide information relevant to a variety of health, transport and education initiatives.
Hands Up Scotland Survey data request
The Hands Up Scotland Survey team also produces reports containing information at a school level for local authorities.
To access these local authority reports to aid more in-depth analyses for a specific project or purpose, please submit a data request to the Hands Up Scotland Survey team.
Sharing of school-level data is at the discretion of the relevant local authority and Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit.
Usual turnaround period for a simple dataset request is two to three weeks. More complex requests may take longer.
Your submitted data request will be processed in accordance with the Hands Up Scotland Data Request Guidelines Terms and Conditions.
If you encounter any problems in submitting your data request, please contact the Hands Up Scotland Survey team.
Hands Up Scotland Survey Results
Hands Up Scotland 2009
National Results Report.pdf 20 May 2010