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The CILT Scottish Region Archives 2016

Welcome to the Scottish Region Archives for 2016. These contain old meeting and visit reports.

The year started with Christ Austin speaking on "Disconnected! Broken links in Britain's rail policy", an interesting presetation on British Railway policy. This was followed by the Annual Political Event, the speaker this year being Helen McArdle of The Herald. Next was an address by Dr. Jim Hamill at Glasgow on the topic of "Getting the best out of the social media".

Dr. Nicholas Oddy then addressed the Edinburgh meeting of 23 February on the "History of Cycling in Scotland" and this was followed by a visit to the Falkirk Wheel on 1 March 2016. A visit to Mossend Railhead took place on 10 March 2016. Stirling was the venue for a talk on "Walled towns and cities" by David Bruce and this was followed by a presentation in Aberdeen on the Aberdeen to Inverness Rail Upgrade. A Visit to the almond Valley Heritage Trust took place in April. May saw two events, the first being a presentation on the paddle steamer Waverley and the second was a visit to Journeycall.

The first visit of the new session was to Fairfield Heritage in Govan on 8 September 2016 and was followed by a presentation by John Wylde on "My Kind of Bus" in Edinburgh. This was followed by a presentation on Russian Railways by David Shirres. This was followed by another railway event, this time in Glasgow when Chris Green spoke on "The InterCity Story". This event saw a record attendance. The next Edinburgh meeting was a presentation by Lester Hillman on HS1 in its 10th year. This was followed by a presentation by David Spaven on the "Highland Survivor: the story of the Far North Line". The final meeting of 2016 was in glasgow and saw Louis Wall addressing the meeting on his work as "The Station Gardener".

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Events in 2016


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