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The CILT Scottish Region Archives 2007

The year began with the Scottish Region's Annual Political Event addressed by Councillor Alistair Watson, Chair, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport who spoke on "City Region Transport - Sustainability in the 21st Century". This was followed by the Scottish Region Annual Sustainable Transport Event, addressed by Paul Tetlaw, Chair of TRANSform Scotland who spoke on "A Sustainable Transport Strategy for 21st Century Scotland". The March meeting was a presentation by Professor Chris Harvie titled "The Right Side Of The Tracks: Transport In Scotland In The Time Of "Peak Oil".

The first event after the Easter break was a visit to the Port of Grangemouth and this was followed the sucessful Young Professional's Event, "Taking Transport Forward in 2007". The session was rounded off with a visit to the Museum of Flight at East Fortune and tour of Concorde G-BOAA.

The new session started off with a presentation by Richard Dugdale of Network Rail on "The Anglo-Scottish Coal Route: Gretna - Annan Double Tracking" and was followed by a visit to the Forth Road Bridge. Next was an equally interesting to AG Barr's cumbernauld production and distribution centre and this was followed by the very sucessful 2007 Annual Dinner held in the Airth Castle Hotel. Next came a visit to the Scotrail Customer Service Centre in Paisley and this was followed by the first Perth meeting of the session when the topic was the Forthfast hovercraft trial. This was followed by a visit to 221 Squadron of the The Scottish Transport Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps (TA).

In Abderdeen, Robert Andrew spoke on "Delivering Organic Passenger Growth" and this was followed by Keith Jones speaking on "A History of Aberdeen Railway Station". At the beginning of November, Graham Ellis addressed an Edinburgh meeting on "The Mull & West Highland Narrow Gauge Railway". Still on the railway theme, Glasgow's November meeting was addressed by Vernon Barker, Managing Director of First TransPennine Express on his company's new services. The year eneded with the Annual Christmas Event, in Edinburgh when the speaker was John Elliot of PVS.

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Events in 2007


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