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The CILT Scottish Region Archives 2015

Welcome to the Scottish Region Archives for 2015. These contain old meeting and visit reports.

The year started with Allan McLean speaking on the story of brewing in Scotland and this was followed by the Scottish Region Annual Political Event when Councillor Lesley Hinds, Convenor of the Transport and Environment Committee, City of Edinburgh Council took as the topic "On our way to integrated transport". Malcolm Bulpitt travelled from the South of England to speak to the Glasgow meeting on Swiss Railways in February. March saw a visit to Dundee's Museum of Transport. this was followed by an interesting presentation on the transport opportunites for Stirling, Scotland's smallest city by Ken Thomson.

The next event was a visit to South West Community Cycles in the restored building at Pollokshaws West Railway Station in Glasgow's south side. Staying in the south of Glasgow, another visit took place at the beginning of May when a visit to the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre took place.

This was followed by a vist to Perth Station where a group of members was given a guided tour of thestation by John Yellowlees and Tracey Hutton of ScotRail

The first event after the summer recess was a visit to the Bo'ness and Kinneil railway and this was followed by the first meeting of the session in Edinburgh when Mark Adamson and Amanda Kilburn spoke on "The Youth Group of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society". A visit and tour of Glasgow Central Station followed by a wine reception in the Grand Central hotel followed.

Next came a presentation by Gordon Dickson and Martin Breen of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport on the Queen Elizabeth University hosptals and the Fastlink Project. This was followed by Nino Allenza, Managing Director of b-spokes on the subject of "Using electric vans and cargobikes to make "last mile" deliveries. Another visit followed, this time to Network Rail's Cadder Yard being used for the electrificaiton of the Edinburgh - Glasgow Railway line.

Hugh aitken, Director of the CBI in Scotland gave a presentation in Glasgow at the end of October and this was followed by the The Annual Scottish Sustainable Transport Event when Chris Thompson, Schools and Projects Coordinator, Living Streets Scotland spoke on The work of Living Streets Scotland. The Scottish Region Annual Dinner was held in Edinburgh on 5 November.

The Thornton Junction - Levenmouth rail link was the title of the talk by Dr Allen Armstrong, Secretary. LMRC on 17 November 2015 in Edinburgh and the final event of the year was held in Glasgow when by Peter Strachan, Managing Director, Serco Caledonian Sleeper spoke on "The Caledonian Sleeper" on 8 December 2015.

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Events in 2015


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