Welcome to the Scottish Region Archives for 2011. These contain old meeting and visit reports.
The first event of the year was a presentation on the Strathspey Railway by Douglas Norris and was followed by the Scottish Region Annual Political Event, this year's speaker being Stewart Stevenson MSP, the former Scottish Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change. The postponed Panamint Cinema presentation followed this and the next event was a presentation by a former Scottish Region Chairman, Simon Hindshaw who spoke on "An International Perspective on Rail Development".
David Reid, the former CILT Scottish Regional Officer gave a talk on "Wings, Waves and Wheels: a personal lifetime in transport" and this was followed by Iain McMillan speaking on the CBI's priorities for passenger and freight transport in Scotland. "Slow Travel was the title of the next presentation by Mike Robinson and Steve Agg FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT(UK) gave a presentation on "shaiping the Fuure of our Institute in April.
After the Easter break, the first event was a visit to Tie's new Gogar Depot and this was followed in June with a visit to the new Riverside Museum in Glasgow to see how the new home of Glasgow's Transport Museum would look once it opened to the public. The first meeting of the new session was a presentation on Integrated Smartcard Ticketing and this was followed by a presentation on the 2011 Tall Ships Races and the visit of the Tall Ships to Greenock in July.
Business Priorities for Passenger and Freight Transport was the topic at the Edinnburgh meeting in September 2011 and the Annual Scottish Rail Event was a presentation on Cross Country Trains. This was followed by an interesting talk by Leo du Feu, Landscape Painter on "Painting Scotland's Railway Landscapes". This was followed by a presentation on "JourneyCall" by Lesley Stewart and the following week saw the Glasgow meeting being addressed by Andy Savage who spoke on "The Railway Heritage Trust". A presentation on Connectivity for the Capital by Bill Cantly of the Cockburn Trust was the last event in November. The year ended with a presnetation by Dr. Ann Glen in Glasgow who spoke on "The Airdrie-Bathgate reopening one year on".
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Events in 2011
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