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Forthcoming Events

This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

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 SR0436.
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 SR0437.
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. Quote booking code SR0438.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 13 February 2018
(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 SR0435.
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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 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. Quote booking code SR0431.
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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 SR0439.
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.Quote booking code SR0440.
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 SR0441.
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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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 9 October 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 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 SR0xxx
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 20 November 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:"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 SR0xxx
A light buffet will be available.
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