The first event of the year was the Annual Scottish Political event when Chris Ballance, MSP addressed members on the Green Party's transport views. This was followed by an informative visit to the TNT hub at Edinburgh Airport. The Inverness meeting in February saw Donald MacCuish describing the highlights of his 50 years in transport. This was followed by Bill Davidson describing the "Northlink Ferry Service" at the Aberdeen meeting.
March began with a visit to the NADICS control room in Glasgow and this was followed by a presentation by David Reid of the Babtie Group on the re-opening of the Alloa - Stirling railway. April saw the first of two presentations to the Region by Joan Aitken, Traffic Commissiioner for Scotland. In may the first event of the month was the Annual General Meeting and visit to Summerlee Heritage Park. This was followed by a visit to the port of Rosyth and the Superfast Ferry.
After the summer recess, the first event was the sucessful RFID one day conference in Glasgow and this was followed by a talk on the "The Development of the North Channel route between Scotland and Northern Ireland". "The Highland Rail Partnership" was the topic of the Inverness meeting and was followed by Donald MacCuish's talk on "50 Years in Transport" in Glasgow. Professor Alan MacKinnon addressed the Region on "The Impact of Increasing Traffic Congestion on Logistical Efficiency" in Edinburgh. This was followed by "Smart Bus - Bringing Confidence into Public Transport" by Niall Gardiner and Neil Gellatly, Dundee City Council and Roger Hacker of JMP at a joint meeting with the ICE and IHT in Dundee.
The 4th Annual Scottish Region Rail Event on "The Caledonian Sleepers" by Mr. Willie Black of ScotRail took place in Edinburgh on 2 November 2004 in Edinburgh and was followed by the 2004 Annual Conference and Dinner in Glasgow on 9 November 2004. This was followed by Councillor Martin Ford, Chair of North East Scotland Rail Freight Development Group addressing the Aberdeen meeting on "Rail Freight Developments: Mossend - Elgin". The year ended with the Annual Christmas Event, this year the speaker was Joan N. Aitken, SSC, Traffic Commissioner for Scotland who spoke on "The Role of the Traffic Commissioner".
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Events in 2004
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