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Forthcoming Events

This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

Day, Date & Time:Monday 24 September 2018
(1800 for 1830)
Venue:Inverness (Venue to be confirmed)
Topic & Speaker:HITRANS presentation and Discussion on Regional Transport Strategy by Ranald Roberton, HITRANS, Partnership Director

The group will be welcomed by Ranald to the area and an overview of the activites, projects and strategy will be discussed. The HITRANS area includes the fast growing city of Inverness and other major settlements such as Elgin and Oban, while also remote islands with populations of under 100 people.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0441.
This event will be limited to 30 atttendees.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 2 October 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Aberdeen International Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7DU
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Topic & Speaker:Presentation and tour hosted by Carol Benzie, Managing Director, Aberdeen Airport

The group will be welcomed by Carol Benzie, MD with a chance to hear first-hand the changes that have been implemented at the airport following the £20m investment. The event will be finished with a Tour of the new faciltiies and will provide a behind the scenes look at the Terminal and the operation.
Cost & Booking:This event will be limited to 25 attendees.
There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0429.
This event will be limited to 25 atttendees who will require to be vetted prior to the event. Please note passports will be required and we will need to confirm numbers and names a week before the event for security purposes.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 9 October 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"The Settle & Carlisle Railway" by Drew Haley, General Manager, The Settle & Carlisle Railway Development Company

England's greatest scenic railway, the Settle & Carlisle line finally escaped the shadows of Beeching in 1989 and since then has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance in which local and long-distance passenger flows, freight (whether originating or passing through) and heritage activities all play their part. Drew Haley tell us how the Settle and Carlisle Railway Development Company works alongside The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and The Settle-Carlisle Railway Trust to formulate an overall strategy for the line's future development as a vital part of the national network.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0442
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Thursday 25 October 2018
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Murrayfield Stadium, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ
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Topic & Speaker:Visit to Murrayfield Stadium

BT Murrayfield is the home of Scottish Rugby, and you'll be taken inside areas of the stadium that you never ordinarily get to see, finding what the stadium looks like day-to-day and learning about the preparations for international matches. Try the hospitality boxes, enter the studio, visit the press gallery, get the coaches' perspective and experience The Tunnel. Afterwards enjoy a meal in the 1925 Suite, named for the year that the Stadium opened and Scotland won the Grand Slam. A full buffet with wine and other alcoholic drinks plus a cash bar will be available.
Cost & Booking:Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 30 October 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:SPT Offices, 131, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5JF
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Topic & Speaker:"Missing the Bus?" by Eric Stewart, Transport Strategy Manager, Glasgow City Council.

Few people have greater experience in the procurement and delivery of bus services than Eric Stewart, who will share with us his concerns about the challenges that face the sector from legislation on partnerships, local franchising, municipal operations, open data and Smart ticketing and from the introduction of Low Emission Zones.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0446
Tea and coffee will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 6 November 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:North Korea: a look inside the world's most secretive country" by Keith Jones

North Korea is the world's most secretive state, yet occasionally it welcomes parties to tour its railways and other transport. Railway historian Keith Jones contrasts what he found there with adjacent China.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0444
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 14 November 2018
(1345 for 1400)
Venue:V&A Dundee, 1, Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ
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Topic & Speaker:V & A Dundee, Scotland's first design museum.

Visit and Tour of the V&A Dundee. V&A Dundee is the first-ever design museum in the UK outside London. Designed by Kengo Kuma, it hosts exhibitions, celebrate Scotland's design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent and encourage design innovation for the future. As well as having a tour, we shall visit the opening exhibition Ocean Liners : Speed and Style with its creator Professor Bruce Peter. The V&A is at the heart of Dundee's waterfront, which includes Scott's Discovery, the rebuilt Dundee Station and the Slessor Gardens. a A drinks reception will follow the tour.
Cost & Booking:Bookings for this event must be made to Corby not later than 14 October 2018. There will be a charge of £16.00 per person for this event. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 14 November 2018
(Starts 1630)
Venue:H.M. Frigate Unicorn
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Topic & Speaker:Vist to H.M. Frigate Unicorn

Launched on 30th March 1824 at Chatham Naval Dockyard, HM Frigate Unicorn is one of the oldest ships in the world and the only wooden warship in Scotland. Used as a powder hulk then a drill ship at Dundee from 1873, HMS Unicorn served as the area headquarters of the Senior Naval Officer, Dundee during both World wars. Renamed Crecy to allow an aircraft carrier to carry the name Unicorn, the ship reverted by to HMS Unicorn in 1958 when the aircraft carrier was scrapped. In 1968 the HMS Unicorn Preservation Society was formed with the aim of preserving the vessel and the Navy handed the ship over in September that year. Since then much work has been undertaken to restore the vessel to it's previous state and it is today moored in Victoria Dock Dundee where it is a popular visitor attraction.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0412.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 20 November 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Rail Baltica" by Andrew Parrott

Chris Tarrant's Extreme Rail Journeys revealed how the railways of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were fought over by the Germans and Russians, with frequent regauging of the networks. Andrew Parrott knows the Baltic States well from service there in his Army days, and will take their story from Imperial Russia through the interwar republics to independence, when rail's decline gave way to eventual recovery symbolised by the building of a standard-gauge railway which is progressing through Lithuania.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0445
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 11 December 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"All Up in the Air - How Orkney responded to the development of air transport" by Moya McDonald.

Orkney's strategic position as an archipelago at the top of Scotland, facing into the North Atlantic, gave it a key role in the early development of aviation. Moya McDonald of Another Orkney Production will tell us the story of pioneers including Captain Ted Fresson who in April 1931 made a flight from Scotland to Kirkwall in his DH-60G Moth G-AAWO to find a suitable landing place for an airfield for running pleasure flights in the summer months. In August 1931 Fresson made another flight to Orkney in an AVRO 504 G-EBGZ, and interest was shown by James Mackintosh the owner of the `Orcadian` who wrote a number of articles in the newspaper describing these pioneering flights. In February 1932 he again in the DH60 flew back to Kirkwall, and talks began with local backers for a scheduled service to operate from Inverness.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0445
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 16 January 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:The Annual Scottish Region Political Event
Presentation by Cllr John McLellan, Edinburgh City Council

As editor of the Edinburgh Evening News, John McLellan played a key role in the 2005 vote on congestion-charging. Elected last year as Conservative councillor for Craigentinny & Duddingston, he now has an Opposition perspective on the administration's transport priorities, but continues to pen a weekly column in the Evening News and also contributes to The Scotsman, often writing about transport issues including the tram extension.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 19 February 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Delivering holidays by rail" by Rob Carroll, General Manager, Railtrail Tours

For 37 years Railtrail Tours based in Leek have been offering escorted rail-based holidays in Britain and Europe using scheduled rail services. Their general manager Rob Carroll will explain the challenges of keeping pace with changing rail operations as high-speed networks expand but overnight trains are cut back. He will also talk about the joys of putting together special holidays such as the Great German Rail Ale Trail and the Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure.

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Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0449
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:26 February 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Aberdeen Harbour (To be confirmed)
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Topic & Speaker:South Harbour Development - Aberdeen Harbour: Presentation and tou hosted by Matt North, Commercial Director, Aberdeen Harbour Board.

Introduction to the new £350 million facility being built in Nigg Bay, to the south of the existing harbour. The event will include a tour of the visitors centre (weather permitting).
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0457.
  
Day, Date & Time:25 March 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Venue to be confirmed
Topic & Speaker:AWPR signs by Andrew Robb, AECOM.

This session will focus on the extensive exercise undertaken between 2016 and 2018 to prepare directional road signage in Aberdeen for the Western Peripheral Route, which opened in late 2018. With approximately 700 signs to review on the local road network in Aberdeen, a detailed sign review and design exercise was undertaken in conjunction with the routing strategy developed by Aberdeen City Council and partners in 2015. This evening will set out the process undertaken, with motorists in the City now signed according to a new strategy that discourages cross-city centre movements, in turn promoting a safer and more permeable City centre for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0454.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 9 April 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Bonnyton Rail Depot, Bonnyton Industrial Estate, Munro Place, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NP
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Topic & Speaker:Brodie Engineering Ltd at Kilmarnock by Stephen Birnie, Business Relations Manager, Brodie Engineering Ltd.

Brodie Engineering is a new player on the Scottish railway scene, whose first big contract was to refurbish ScotRail's entire Class 334 fleet. Since then it has gone on to undertake repair and refurbishment work for other train operators, and it created Ireland's first-ever luxury touring train the Belmond Grand Hibernian.
Cost & Booking:This event will be limited to 20 attendees.There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
Day, Date & Time:7 May 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Venue to be confirmed
Topic & Speaker:"Taxis - the future" by Gordon McKay, Rainbow City Taxis.

With Uber entering new Cities throughout Scotland which now includes Aberdeen, what are the challenges and opportunties for the Taxi Industy in the area. Get a first hand insight into the day to day operations of a taxi company operating in Aberdeen.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0455.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 14 May 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:West of Scotland Signalling Centre, 90 Cowlairs Road, Glasgow, G21 1DA (nearest station Springburn)
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Topic & Speaker:Visit to the West of Scotland Signalling Centre hosted by Mark Ilderton

The Integrated Control of the ScotRail Alliance is responsible for the real-time running of the rail network throughout Scotland. Disruption whether caused by the railway or by external events is managed from here so as to minimise the impact on passenger and freight customers. Its head, Mark Ilderton, was recognised as Young Professional of the Year at the 2018 Rail Business Awards.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0450
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:1 June 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Venue to be confirmed
Topic & Speaker:"MaaS- the future" by Jenny Milne, PhD researcher and MaaS Scotland

The concept of MaaS is much discussed and there are various projects in Scotland and further afield. This evening will be an opportunity to hear what is currently happening in the field and to hear about the progress Jenny is making with her PhD on rural MaaS. It is anticipated this will be an interactive evening jointly hosted by MaaS Scotland, with other guest speakers so plenty opportunity to ask questions and get involved in the topic.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0SR0456.
  
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