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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.
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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.
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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 Scotland

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 SR0422
Refreshments will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Friday 15 September 2017
(0900 - 1645)
Venue:Edinburgh Conference Centre (The Avenue), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
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Topic & Speaker:"How Technology Could Affect Future Logistics Choices"

As the use of technology expands across functions and processes in all areas of the logistics sector, this event will bring together experts from academia and from industry to share their knowledge regarding issues associated with the use of technology in logistics. There will be a particular focus on how technology is driving decision-making in logistics, as well as sessions addressing cyber security and its impact on logistics, and participative workshops. This event is designed for future graduates with a particular interest in careers within logistics, and also for professionals already working in the sector.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0426.
Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.
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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:Tuesday 3 October 2017
(1800 for 1830)
Venue:Aberdeen University, King's College, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX
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Topic & Speaker:"Developments in Intelligent Mobility"

This talk will review recent developments in Intelligent Mobility (IM) exploring the effects of disruptive technologies on how we live and travel. This will be illustrated with examples from current, recent and planned research at the Centre for Transport Research (CTR) including Mobility as a Service, smart journey planning, lift sharing and electromobility.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0421.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 30 January 2018
(1800 for 1830)
Venue:Aberdeen. Venue to be confirmed.
Topic & Speaker:"Transport Ticketing in Scotland - the future" by Alex Stewart of Bytetoken and another speaker TBC

This presentation will discuss the future of mobile ticketing, the use of smart cards and the Lothian 'One Card' in Scotland. In addition there will be a presentation on the "Grasshopper" project.
Cost & Booking:This event will be limited to 30 attendees.
There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0424.
This event will be limited to 30 atttendees.
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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:"Can public transport be made fully accessible?" by Patrick Nyamurundira, ScotRail access and inclusion manager.

Patrick Nyamurundira hails from Zimbabwe, and after a worldwide career in frontline customer service came to ScotRail, where he served on the gateline at Glasgow Queen Street before becoming the company's access and inclusion manager. Here he considers the range of disabilities, both visible and hidden, that challenge public transport operators and the progress being made, and asks whether it can be made fully accessible.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 27 February 2018
(1800 for 1830)
Venue:Aberdeen. Venue to be confirmed.
Topic & Speaker:"An evening with Transport Systems Catapult - innovation and technology" by Chris Brown, Business Innovation Manager, Transport Systems Capault

This talk will give an over view of the Transport Systems Catapult and highlight some of the projects that the Transport Systems Catapult has worked and collaborated on. This will also feature the Technology Roadmaps for the UK and capabilities including the future supply chains in the Intelligent Mobility (IM) ecosystem
Cost & Booking:This event will be limited to 30 attendees.
There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required.
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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.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 13 March 2018
(1800 for 1830)
Venue:Harbour Office, Montrose Port Authority, South Quay, Montrose, DD10 9SL
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Topic & Speaker:"Growth and Vision" by Nik Scott-Gray, Chief Executive, Montrose Port Authority

Located on the river South Esk, the port of Montrose caters for a wide variety of cargos including paper, grain, aggregates, scrap metal, animal feed and oil related products amongst others. The port has extensive facilities for storage, fabrication and repair work along with high quality office accommodation. With further investment to enhance and upgrade quayside berths, the port of Montrose will be well placed for future growth. This event will take the form of a presentation and tour, covering cover existing operations and future plans for the port.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0419.
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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.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 17 April 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 Finest Road in the World: the story of travel and transport in the Scottish Highlands" by James Miller

Trains and stagecoaches stuck in snow, wild storms driving sailing-ships off course, traffic pile-ups on "killer" highways - stories abound about the horrors of travel in the Highlands and Islands, and have done so as far as records go back. James Miller tells the dramatic yet humorous story in which some of the figures are familiar - General George Wade, Thomas Telford and Joseph Mitchell among them - but there are others too, including Lady Sarah Murray, who advised "Provide yourself with a strong roomy carriage, and have the springs well corded".
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 24 April 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 SR0430.
This event will be limited to 30 atttendees.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 8 May 2018
(1800 for 1830)
Venue:Aberdeen. Venue to be confirmed.
Topic & Speaker:"Aberdeen to Inverness Rail project Update" by Stacey MacDonald, Network Rail

This talk will review recent developments in A2I rail project. In 2016 Stacey provided an update on the programme and now in 2018 we will hear how the stort has progressed. The presentation will cover topics such as the problems on the route, work undertaken to date, key challenges and stakeholder and community engagement .
Cost & Booking:This event will be limited to 30 attendees.
There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0423.
This event will be limited to 30 atttendees.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 12 June 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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