The number of cars on the road in Scotland continues to increase while public transport journeys drop, according to a new report.

The Scottish Transport Statistics publication reveals that the number of journeys being made by public transport in Scotland has fallen to 517 million in 2018-2019 compared to 525 million the previous year.

Meanwhile the number of cars registered in Scotland has reached three million, which is at an all-time high and the distance they were driven increased by 10 percent over the past five years to reach 47.8 billion vehicle kilometres in 2018.

The study revealed bus journeys were down 10 percent over the past five years, while on the railways there were 97.8 million passenger journeys on ScotRail services in 2018/19, an increase of 13 percent compared with five years ago, but the same as in 2017/18.

The report also found an increase in cyclists, air passengers and ferry passengers in Scotland.