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The CILT Scottish Region Archives 2006

The year started with the CILT(UK) Scottish Region Annual Political Event addressed by David Davidson, MSP who spoke on the "Conservative View on Transport" and was was followed by Brian Masson's talk on "The Failure of Public Transport to respond to the needs of Society" in Aberdeen. The year's first visit was to the Scotsim Truck Simulator in January, some members being able to "drive" the truck simulator. Graham Jellett addressed an Edinburgh meeting on "French Metro and Tramway Systems" and this was followed by a visit to Bausch & Lomb Scotland at Livingston and members toured the seeing the manufacture and packaging of contact lenses. The first meeting in February was addressed by Lesley McLeod of the Transport Reasearch Institute, Napier University which provided members with a detailed insight of how to deal with the media. "Bullet Trains and Flights of Fancy or How to Raise Scotland's Game on Transport" by Dr. Iain Docherty, was the subject of the next Glasgow meeting and this was followed by visit to DHL's Mossend facility.

The Perth meeting in March was addressed by David Murray of Russell Transport who spoke on "Prospect for Railfreight" and was followed by the CILT(UK) Scottish Region Annual Sustainable Transport Event when Dave Holladay spoke on "Cycling and the Doorstep to Destination Journey". Next came Scott Grier of Loganair with his fascinating presentation on "Loganair - Scotland's airline". After Easter, the first event was a visit to John Mitchell Haulage and Warehousing at Grangemouth and was followed by the Scottish Region's Annual Maritime event, this year taking the form of a trip to Brodick on the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry MV Caledonian Isles. The final event of the 2005 - 2006 session was a presentation on the proposed Edinburgh Airport Rail Link by Shirley Mushet of TIE.

The 2006 - 2007 session got undeway on 25 August 2006 with a visit to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park with a trip on the Solar Powered Boat. This was followed by a visit to Freightliner Intermodal's Coatbridge Container Terminal at the beginning of September. "Home Grown Heroes" was the title of the first Aberdeen meeting of the session and was followed by the Scottish Region Annual Dinner on Thursday 28 September 2006. The next meeting was in Edinburgh when the subject was "Real Time information" and this waas followed by a meeting in Glasgow titled "The Albion Story" looking at the contribution Albion Motors has made to the development of road transport. Next came a visit to Tesco's Dundee Distribution Centre and this was followed by a meeting on "The New Northern Isles Ferry Service & Franchise" in Edinburgh on 25 October 2006

The Scottish Region visited to HMS Gannet at Prestwick on 7 November 2006 and this was followed by a meeting in Aberdeen when the subject was "Putting the Region Back into Transport Planning and Delivery". The November Glasgow meeting was the Scottish Region Annual Rail event and was addressed by John Davies on "Rail Developments in Wales and Scotland". The final meeting of the year was the Annual Christmas event held in Edinburgh and the Vice Chair, John Fender provided the entertainment with his presentation on "The Scottish Region Website 10 years on".

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Events in 2006


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