Scottish Access Technical Information Network (SATIN)

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About SATIN

The Scottish Access Technical Information Network (SATIN) was set up in 2009 to support people involved in active travel and outdoor access to share technical information and promote good practice. SATIN is a member led network, organised by a voluntary working group, made up of practitioners from Cycling Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Paths for All, Scottish Natural Heritage, Falkirk Council and Sustrans Scotland.

SATIN will add value to delivering active travel and outdoor access management through the following aims:

  • To encourage, co-ordinate and promote the sharing of technical information and knowledge

  • To promote and encourage the adoption of good practice standards in design, procurement, construction, contract management, construction health and safety, and maintenance

  • To develop and share an improved evidence base of good practice through research, experience and collaboration

  • To provide an opportunity to develop and demonstrate new, and modify existing, ideas for innovative approaches and techniques, and, where required, produce good practice guidance

  • To provide networking opportunities to view and discuss practical infrastructure issues and exchange tried and tested solutions via conferences, workshops and outdoor site visits

  • To provide details of specific training opportunities to increas capacity building and skills development in industry areas

  • To link with relevant advisory and networking groups.

What SATIN can offer you?

A online information portal website, SATIN Online, to facilitate the sharing of technical information and promotion of good practice.

SATIN Online offers:

  • Technical Information - an expanding A-Z database of technical information and knowledge with downloadable documents or links to external information of relevant interest.

  • Good Practice Case Studies - good practice case studies showcasing active travel, outdoor access and mountain biking infrastructure projects. There's even the opportunity to submit a case study online using the 'Submit Your Case Study' online form provided with guidance to help you fill it in. It's free to use!.

  • Networking events and training courses - SATIN Online provides opportunities to advertise and tell others about networking events or training courses, free of charge, using the 'Submit a Training Course, Networking Event or Latest News' online form provided.

  • Register for updates - register your email to receive a free enewsletter.

  • News and useful links - SATIN Online provides opportunities to advertise and tell others about your lastest news, free of charge, using the 'Submit a Training Course, Networking Event or Latest News' online form provided.

To view, and to use the various online case study tools, click SATIN Online.

How to join the network?

To join the SATIN network, you can get involved by becoming a voluntary member of SATIN's steering group to help deliver SATIN's aims and initiatives, such as technical workshops.

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