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The CILT Scottish Region Archives 2014

Welcome to the Scottish Region Archives for 2014. These contain old meeting and visit reports.

The year started off with a oresentation by David Cross Head of Customer Service, DB Schenker Rail Logistics who spoke on British railfreight in the 21st century. He was followed by Alyn Smith, MSP who was the speaker for the Scottish Region's 2014 Annual Political Event. Chris Austin made a welcome return to Edinburgh on 11 February and pulled int he crowds again with his presentation on "communtiy Rail. Bob Barnes-Watts spoke at the following meeting on "Integrating travel in the Highlands and CILT's Cycling Forum by Richard Armitage was the following meeting.

Professor Stuart Cole travelled north to speak on CILT in the Nation-Regions in Edinburgh on 18th March and he was followed by Neil Greig, Director of Policy and Planning, IAM who spoke on Improbving Road Safety. Two visits follwowed at the end of April, the first was to Wabtec in Kilmarnock on 29 April and the second, on 30 April was to Tennent's Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow.

The new session started off with a visit to the new Borders railway and was followed with a visit to to Mackie Automotive and Manual Transmissions. The first Edinburgh meeting of the session was a presentation on Edinburgh Napier University Current Transportation Themes. This was followed by a visit to East Coast's Craigentinny HST Depot.

Jolin Warren, Head of Research, Transform Scotland gave a presentation on Transform Scotland's Interchange Project and was followed by a presentation on "Reducing the environmental impact of ScotRail's operations" by Stewart Cahill, ScotRail Head of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability. October was rounded off with the 2014 Scottish Region Annual Dinner in Edinburgh. The first meeting in November was a presentation in Ediburgh by Graham Whitely on "France discovers the modern tramway - a transport planner's perspective" and hewas followed by David Spaven who spoke on "Gauging the scope for a freight shift to rail".

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Events in 2014


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