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Global outlook, local focus, empowering clients and communities, professionally driven


Naomi Bremner

Employment and Education

2010-Present: The Spyria Partnership-Partner

2010-Present: NHS Orkney-Non-Executive Director

2010-2012: Scottish Natural Heritage-Local Advisor

2006-2010: Orkney Islands Council-Head of Transportation

2000-2006: Steer Davies Gleave-Principle Consultant

2000-2001: Leeds University-M.Sc. (Eng) Transport Planning

1997-2000: University of Bradford-B.Eng. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Management

Selected Experience

Air Services

Regional Air Service Development Options, Client: HITRANS

Review of Outer Hebrides PSO Air Services, Client: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Optimisation and Re-Tendering of Orkney Internal Air Services, With Orkney Islands Council

Monitoring and Evaluation

HITRANS Regional Transport Strategy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2011/12, Client: HITRANS

HITRANS National Passenger Survey Boost – Analysis, Client: HITRANS

HITRANS Regional Transport Strategy Monitoring Strategy, Client: HITRANS

STAG Pre-Appraisal/Stage 1 and Other Options Appraisals

Longer Term Options for Kerrera Ferry Service, Client: Transport Scotland

Feasibility Study for an island-based out of hours ferry service / water taxi, Client: HIE

Orkney Ferries Tariff Review, Client: Orkney Islands Council

Ballyvaughan Bay Hop Feasibility Study, Client: Ballyvaughan Community Group

Orkney Local Transport Strategy, With Orkney Islands Council

Inter-Isle Connectivity STAG, With Orkney Islands Council

Preparation of Hitrans Regional Transport Strategy, Client: HITRANS

Stewartfield Way STAG Study, Client: South Lanarkshire Council

Social and Economic Studies

Social, Economic and Financial Appraisal of Replacing Ferry Services with Fixed Links, Client: Shetland Islands Council

A9 North, Economic Activity and Location Impacts Analysis, Client: HIE and HITRANS

Hunterston Economic Opportunities Study, Client: Scottish Enterprise

Affordability of Travel to Access Employment, Education and Training in the Highlands and Islands, Client: HIE

Other Selected Experience

Sustainable Communities Feasibility Study, Client: Orkney Islands Council

Kirkwall Sustainable Travel Town, With Orkney Islands Council

Post 16 Transport Pathfinder Review, Client: Cornwall County Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hartlepool Borough Council and Derby City Council.

Travel Plan Development, Various clients.

Selected Publications and Papers


N. L. Coleman, A. McGregor and K. Townsend: Marine-based Community Transport: Communities can play a key role in improving accessibility – lessons for other communities, including on dry land, proceedings of the Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, April 2011.


N. L. Coleman: Joined Up Policy and Practice in Health and Transport, Proceeding of the Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, 19th April 2006.


N. L. Coleman: High Travel Costs as a Barrier to Personal Development, Proceedings of the First Annual Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Glasgow, 26th April 2005.


N. L. Coleman: Affordability of Transport to Access Education, Training and Employment, Highlands and Islands of Scotland as a Case Study, Proceedings of Association of European Transport 2004, Strasbourg, 4-6 October 2004.


N. L. Coleman: Access to Post Compulsory Education, Proceedings of the Second UK Transport Practitioners Meeting, Turning Ideas into Reality, Birmingham, 7-8 July 2004.N. L. Coleman and S. E. Thornthwaite: Tackling Social Exclusion Due to Poor Access in Rural and Urban Areas, Proceedings of Association of European Transport 2003, Strasbourg, 8-10 October 2003.


N. L. Coleman and C. S. Wright: Robust Processing of Powder Metallurgy High Speed Steels, Proceedings of PM2000, Kyoto, 13-16 November 2000, JMPA.