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Forthcoming Events

This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 24 January 2023
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"The Rail Freight Group" by Martin Bignell, Scottish and Northern Representative, the Rail Freight Group

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is the representative body for rail freight in the UK. Members include rail freight operators, logistics companies, ports, equipment suppliers, property developers and support services, as well as retailers, construction companies and other customers. The Group's aim is to increase the volume of goods moved by rail. Martin is RFG's representative for the North of England and Scotland, where the Scottish Government is committed to increasing railfreight volumes and continues to offer Freight Facilities Grants.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx.

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Day, Date & Time:31 January 2023
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"Operation Unicorn - The Logistical Challenges for Police Scotland" by Supt Jim Royan, Police Scotland.

The sad death of Queen Elizabeth, our longest-reigning monarch, at Balmoral Castle on 8 September triggered an operation which had been many years in the making. With dignity appropriate to the occasion but also an eye to security and the safety of the large number of people who would want to pay their respects, the coffin containing Her Majesty had to be brought by road from Royal Deeside to Edinburgh, resting at Holyroodhouse before lying in state at St Giles Cathedral, then taken by air for the much bigger event that would precede the funeral at Westminster Abbey and interment at Windsor. Superintendent Royan will tell us about the considerations that went into the plans, how they were kept in view over the years for activation when the time came, the logistical challenges of deploying staff and equipment at short notice and also about the lessons learned from the Scottish operation for the mourning that was to come in London.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0521.

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Day, Date & Time:TBC
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"Iona, living successfully on the edge" by Mark Adamson, recent resident and member of the extended Iona family.

To reach by road the sacred island of Iona where St Columba established his monastery in 563 requires not one but two ferry crossings from the Scottish mainland, with a lengthy road transit of Mull in between. Even in normal times - without the current difficulties at Caledonian MacBrayne - especially in winter the 120 resident islanders can have their resilience tested. Key to their cohesion is the newly-completed Iona Village Hall, which is the culmination to a decade of planning and fundraising, managed by its own Community Trust - a completely local-led and volunteer-run local charity. Islanders were involved in every step of design and decision-making, and were called upon regularly for their wisdom, expertise, muscle and assistance as well as a staggering feat of fundraising. Now it offers the comfort of multiple spaces in which the community can come together to enjoy each other's company while planning for a collective response to whatever challenges their peripherality may throw at them.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx.

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