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This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 17 March 2020
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:Scottish Railway Preservation Society Railtours by Stuart Sellar and Neil McDonald, SRPS

For the last half-century SRPS has been running mainline railtours which take a fleet of Mk1 carriages far from its Bo'ness base to convey customers from Scotland's cities and elsewhere in comfort with full dining facilities on scenic journeys across the network. Stuart and Neil will tell us how the programme has evolved and what are the challenges that it now faces.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £10.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0486.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 24 March 2020
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:CFINE (Community Food Initiative), 4 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RW
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Topic & Speaker:An evening with Uber and a tour around CFINE

This is an opportunity to hear how Uber operates in Scotland particularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh. At the same time there will be an extensive session for questions and answers to allow for those many questions on how Uber operates and what the future holds. In addition, for those arriving between 1730-1800 there will be an opportunity to have a tour around CFINE (a social enterprise) including the warehouse operations, electric cargo bikes and the tuk-tuk. We are using CFINE to provide the sandwiches, biscuits, fruit, tea and coffee. This is a joint event with CIHT and MaaS Scotland and is open to students at the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon's University.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event. Booking through eventbright is required.

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Day, Date & Time:31 March 2020
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Waverley Bridge bus stance, Waverley Bridge, Ediburgh
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Topic & Speaker:"Bright Bus tours of Edinburgh" by Tony Kenmuir, City Tours Manager, First Bus

A Past Chair of CILT Scotland, Tony Kenmuir now heads First's Bright Bus operation which entered the Edinburgh City Tours market in 2019. In their launch year they will have carried about 160,000 passengers on their initial hop-on/off old town/new town route. On the back of that success, First are looking at opportunities to expand Bright Bus Tours. Tony will take us on a tour, and tell us how as a former taximan he is enjoying life on the Open Top.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £10.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0483.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 22 April 2020
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, 131, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5JF
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Topic & Speaker:Reversing bus decline in Scotland - how to get the passengers back on board?

Join CIHT and CILT for a panel discussion about the challenges experienced by the bus industry in Scotland today and whatís required as well as existing/potential opportunities to reverse a trend of declining patronage in the region of 20% between 2007/2008 and 2017/2018, with some exceptions where usage bucks this trend. The panel will be chaired by CIHT Scotlandís Committee Chair, Kelvin Clarke, and offer different perspectives from the industry:
- Ralph Roberts, Chief Executive Officer - McGill's Bus Service Ltd.
- Richard Hall, Managing Director - Lothian Buses
- Margaret Roy, Public Transport Team Leader - Perth & Kinross Council
- Greig MacKay, Director (Scotland) - Bus Users UK

This is intended to be very much an interactive evening of discussion and we hope you come along with your questions. To help get thoughts going...
What is the future of bus and the role it has to play in our transport network nationally, regionally and locally?
Scotlandís recently published new National Transport Strategy recognises that bus is a key element of the Sustainable Travel Hierarchy, providing a more sustainable and space-efficient mode of travel that can offer flexibility to serve communities as well as form a key element of multi-modal journeys.
Ahead of the new NTS, the Programme for Government included a commitment of £500m for bus priority. What else is needed?
More widely, what does the Climate Emergency mean for bus operations and services across Scotland?
Low Emission Zones will be in place in all of Scotlandís four largest cities this year - what do they mean for the bus industry?
Cost & Booking:Booking through CIHT is required.

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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 20 May 2020
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Events, my dear boy, events": How logistics and transportation impact the image of the Edinburgh festivals and tourism by Professor Emeritus Joe Goldblatt, FRSA

Professor Emeritus Joe Goldblatt, FRSA, was executive director of the International Centre for the Study of Planned Events at Queen Margaret University. He is the author, co-author and editor of nearly forty books in the field of event management. Before coming to Queen Margaret University, he served as chairman of the US state of Rhode Island's Tourism Advisory Commission, which has been recognised for best practice in tourism promotion and management. He advocates that Edinburgh should follow North American custom in imposing a transient visitor levy to support tourism promotion and operations, and has suggested that pressure on Edinburgh City Centre in August and at Christmas could be eased by the creation of a Festival Park to decentralise activities.

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Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £10.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0487.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Date to be confirmed
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Decarbonising logistics" by Professor Alan McKinnon

Prof Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at Kuhne Logistics University, believes that one of the greatest challenges which logistics managers will have to confront in future decades is climate change. The link between logistics and climate change has been the focus of much of his recent research and his book on the decarbonisation of logistics†was published in June 2018.† His views about the future of logistics and of CILT were reported in Focus for December 2019.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £10.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx.
A light buffet will be available.
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