The purpose of this policy is to set out the procedures relating to official travel and the entitlement to travel and subsistence (T&S) claims. The provisions of this policy are designed to ensure that best value for money is achieved. The policy identifies the most appropriate arrangements for T&S costs.

In addition to the above, SEStran also has an obligation under Section 44 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 to act:

  • In a way best calculated to contribute to the delivery of the Act’s emissions reduction targets;
  • In a way best calculated to deliver any statutory adaptation programme, and
  • In a way that it considers most sustainable


Adherence to the guidance within this procedure will ensure that business travel arrangements are safe, cost effective and compliant with SEStran’s environmental and legal obligations.

SEStran Travel & Subsistence Policy