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Forthcoming Events

This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 22 August 2017
(1200 for 1300)
Venue:Scottish Railway Preservation Society, Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 9AQ
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Topic & Speaker:"Turkish Delight: the restoration of No. 45170" by Kevin McCallum, 45170 appeal fundraiser

Built by the North British Locomotive Company in 1942 as one of 250 Stanier-style 2-8-0 locos in a War Department order for Turkish Railways, no 45170 is "Scotland's 8F", and an appeal for her restoration has raised over ©120,000 in two years. SRPS have been able to source and purchase two injectors, and the tender tank externals have been taken back to bare steel, found to be remarkable condition and painted with anti-corrosion primer and undercoat. Further progress will depend on success in fundraising. Attendees are invited to purchase their own lunch before the start of the presentation.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0413.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 12 September 2017
(1200 for 1230)
Venue:The Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes Station, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QH
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Topic & Speaker:Visit to the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society

The Royal Deeside Railway is a standard gauge steam and diesel hauled heritage railway, in a beautiful setting running alongside the River Dee. The line is currently about one mile long and the return journey lasts about 15 to 20 minutes.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 12 September 2017
(1800 for 1830)
Venue:First Aberdeen HQ, 395 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5RP
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Topic & Speaker:"Scottish Government Transport Bill - discuss" by George Mair, Director CPT-UK Scotlan

In this presentation, George Mair will provide an overview of the work being undertaken by Transport Scotland on pulling together their Transport Bill, highlighting both the risks and opportunities for the bus industry.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code NW0421
Refreshments will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Thursday 21 September 2017
(1645 for 1700)
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:Wednesday 11 October 2017
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:"Scotland's National Transport Strategy" by Professor Tom Rye, Edinburgh Napier University Transport Studies Institute

The Scottish Government's National Transport Strategy is up for review, and Tom Rye takes a critical look at its application over the last decade. 43% of support for public transport goes to rail, which accounts for only 2% of journeys. Bus and train fares are up but motoring costs are the same, and the only interventions other than piecemeal local changes since 2006 have been free bus travel for seniors and the spread of low-floor buses. With an agenda now dominated by roadbuilding, what are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead?
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 24 October 2017
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:"Making CILT's voice heard in Scotland" by Richard Atkinson, CILT Director of Marketing and Communications

Richard Atkinson CILT's new Director of Marketing and Communications previously led 'Thinking to Win' to re-ignite the RAF's innovation culture. He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies after heading the RAF's Media and Communications team where he introduced strategic narratives as part of a contemporary communications philosophy, and before that was Air Officer Scotland and Station Commander RAF Leuchars leading its transformation from a Tornado to a Typhoon base.
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 7 November 2017
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:"Tales of a misspent youth" by Graham Whiteley

At South Bank Poly in 1973, four friends decided to take a "gap year" driving across Africa! They rebuilt a Land-Rover and departed Hoverlloyd in mid-1974. They made it to Kenya, where, having explored the East African Railways they considered their options. A friend and Graham opted to take the ferry to Bombay and thence around India by train, intending to return via Afghanistan. However, travel fatigue set in and they flew home from Delhi in mid-1975.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0416
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 14 November 2017
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Athenaeum Building, 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT
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Topic & Speaker:"IBI and the development of Toronto" by Douglas McIntosh

IBI Group is a globally integrated architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm. They organize their expertise into three sectors: Intelligence, Buildings, and Infrastructure. World HQ is in Toronto, and tonight's presentation will look at how that city's infrastructure has developed to promote sustainable growth. The Toronto Transit Commission operates buses, streetcars and on four routes rapid transit. GO is the regional rail network, and as part of the 2011 provincial election, Premier Dalton McGuinty made a campaign pledge to provide two-way, full-day train service on all corridors. Metrolinx is continuing to move forward with planning for this service expansion.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 28 November 2017
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:"Scotland's Towns Partnership" by Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland's Towns Partnerships

Founded in 2014 and chaired by Professor Leigh Sparks,Scotland's Towns Partnership aims to provide a single voice for Scotland's towns. As Scotland's largest towns' collective, it represents and promotes the diversity of our towns and places, and supports those organisations and groups that have an interest in or ownership of them. Its role is to act as a hub for relevant news and resources, knowledge and good practice; to support learning and community through events; to influence and share policies that impact on towns; and to raise the profile of Scottish towns - which it does principally through the annual Scotland's Towns Week campaign that encourages towns to run activities and the public to use their local services.
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:Monday 4 December 2017
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:"Growing railfreight: the Tarmac experience" by Chris Swan, Tarmac senior manager, rail and shipping.

Tarmac is one of British railfreight sector's largest customers, with a strong UK-wide network of Rail depots delivering aggregates and cement. 70% of the traffic from the Oxwellmains cement works near Dunbar goes by rail. Tarmac recently invested in new wagons (46 new JPAs sourced via VTG & Colas Rail) for its Scottish operation and that, plus new facilities on site in Aberdeen have allowed us to deliver a Railfreight solution to Transport Scotland for the delivery of materials into the Aberdeen Western relief road.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0418
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 23 January 2018
(1400 for 1430)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:The Scottish Region Annual Political Event
Reform Scotland bu Alison Payne, Research Director, Reform Scotland

Reform Scotland is an independent public policy institute which works to promote increased economic prosperity and more effective public services based on the principles of limited government, diversity and personal responsibility. Its policies cover the following broad themes: Better and more accountable government; Greater devolution within a federal UK; Shared prosperity based on a dynamic economy; Stronger local communities; Modern, high-quality infrastructure; and Effective and responsive public services.
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 6 February 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Teacher Building, 14, St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB
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Topic & Speaker:"Better bus and rail integration can hold the key to delivering fantastic customer service" by Martijn Gilbert, Chief Executive of Reading Buses

Martijn joined Reading Buses in November 2014, leading the town's 10th largest employer with 550 employees and 181 buses delivering over 60,000 passenger journeys each day. He previously led Arriva's UK Trains Divisional Operations unit responsible for rail-replacement buses and traincrew taxis. Reading Buses is a ©33m business and one of just 11 municipal bus companies. Its industry-leading credentials are widely recognised, and have resulted in a number of prestigious awards, including UK Bus Operator of the Year in 2015.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 21 February 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:"Carplus's work in promoting Car Clubs across Scotland" by Morag Haddow, Car Club programme manager at Carplus Scotland

Carplus and Bikeplus promote the shared transport sector, including car clubs, bike sharing and 2+ car sharing, and is a not-for-profit, environmental transport NGO working for accessible shared mobility in the belief that new approaches to car use ownership and bike sharing complement public transport, cycling and walking, contributing significantly to reducing congestion and the unwelcome environmental, social and health costs of motoring today. Carplus and Bikeplus provide technical support, best practice guidance and practical advice to car club and bike share operators, community groups, local authorities and transport authorities to assist in setting up and developing shared transport schemes. They promote pioneering innovative projects and research the scale and impact of shared transport on air quality, congestion, CO2 levels and access to transport, acting also as a resource centre on 2+ car sharing and the integration of shared mobility schemes.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0417
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 6 March 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:The Scottish Region Annual Sustainable Transport Event
"Visiting every part of Scotland" by Bill Taylor

"I've been everywhere man!"* How well do you know Scotland? How do you decide if you have been everywhere? Come and hear Bill Taylor tell us how he finally managed to visit every part of Scotland - well at least 1082 parts of it. What impressions remain for him after a lifetime's journey?
* With apologies to Johnny Cash
Bill has his own personal consultancy where he aims to help heritage and tourism project developers navigate the complex world of project delivery and to make the best for communities and regions through tourism and heritage working together.
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 20 March 2018
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:The Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, 100, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
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Topic & Speaker:"The National Railway Museum" by Andrew McLean, Curator of the National Railway Museum

The world's greatest railway museum with almost 1 million visitors per year at York and Shildon, NRM is home to over 300 years of history and more than a million objects. There one can marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering in progress in the Workshop, browse the object-filled Warehouse and let off steam in the outdoor play area. As well as capturing history, NRM has a role in chronicling today's developments and in providing networking opportunities for current railway professionals.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0415
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 10 April 2018
<1730 for 1800)
Venue:Forth Ports Head Office. 1 Prince of Wales Dock, Edinburgh, EH6 7DX.
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Topic & Speaker:"The Port of Leith" by Kenny Williamson, Operations Manager Leith, Rosyth & Burntisland - Forth Ports Limited

Established in 1967 as the Forth Ports Authority, the company became responsible for pilotage on the Firth in 1988. Privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1992, it acquired the Ports of Dundee and Tilbury. In 2007 it bought the Nordic Group, who manage terminal operations at Chatham. Four years later Forth Ports agreed to a takeover by the Arcus European Infrastructure Fund. The Port of Leith is the largest, enclosed, deep-water port in Scotland and has the capability to handle ships up to 50,000 DWT.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
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