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Forthcoming Events

This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

Day, Date & Time:Thursday 16 February 2023
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"Varamis Rail: Britain's newest railfreight operator" by Phil Read, MD Varamis Rail

Varamis is Britain's newest railfreight operator, and on 17th October 2022 commenced its first "proof of concept" route between Mossend Down Yard near Glasgow and Birmingham International Station. Taking just under 5 hours each way, much faster than conventional railfreight, this new service is ideal for express parcel companies or third-party logistics warehouses with fast-moving consumer goods looking to transport volumes for next-day delivery between Scotland and the Midlands. Initial traction is a converted BR Class 321 ex-passenger electric multiple-unit repurposed to carry roll-cages. The train is routinely maintained by ScotRail under the remit of Richard Poulton at T&RS Engineering (Doncaster), our Professional Head of Engineering.

Southbound Dispatch Protocol: cut off for last deliveries is 18:00, for an 18:30 departure to Birmingham International.
Northbound Arrivals Protocol: collections at Mossend from 05:30 onwards.
Northbound Dispatch Protocol: cut off for last deliveries is 00:30, for an 00:53 departure to Mossend.
Southbound Arrivals Protocol: collections at Birmingham Int'l from 23:10 onwards.

It is planned to expand this service to London in 2023, before adding more routes on the east coast rail corridor between London & Scotland in 2024.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0522.
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Day, Date & Time:Friday 24 February 2033
(1030 - 1130)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SIRTC) BYOC Cafe
Virtual Café
For more information on the Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community click here.
Cost & Booking:Free. Click here to book your place for this event Bring your own Coffee!
  
Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 8 March 2023
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"An Unconventional Road" by Euan Merrilees, Strategic Development Analyst, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Pointnext Supply Chain Solutions

Having spent 15 years working across the country within the nightclub industry as a DJ, Euan went back into further education in 2013 studying a brand-new supply chain management course at City of Glasgow College. This course gave him a working knowledge of the dark arts of supply chain management which led to continuing his supply chain education at Glasgow Caledonian University. He has held previous roles in strategic procurement at Aberdeen International Airport and consulting with a small online retailer, 2tall.com, developing new supply chain processes, which gave him a taste of the operational challenges faced by two very different organisations. In 2019, he graduated MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management with distinction, and is currently based in Erskine working at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, he plays a part in developing strategies that help to guide the future supply chain of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a world dominated by smart solutions. In this webinar he will reflect on his career so far and the benefits that his further education and CILT membership have brought him.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0524.
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Day, Date & Time:February/March 2023 (TBC)
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"Lumo : new kid on the East Coast track" by Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director, Lumo and Hull Trains.

Lumo is the new open-access operator between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross that commenced operation in October 2021. Offering opportunities to "Travel Well, Beyond Expectations", Lumo is helping to improve regional connectivity while offering alternatives to Edinburgh, Newcastle and the London Airports. Owned by FirstGroup, the all-electric Lumo is not just any old train but a new service armed with some smart thinking that is aiming to shake up the industry and revolutionise the way we travel. Already its arrival has seen a significant shift in the modal split between air and rail for Edinburgh-London travel. Martijn Gilbert is a former chair of the CILT Young Professionals who joined First Rail from the bus sector in September 2022.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx.

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Day, Date & Time:Friday 31 March 2023
(1030 - 1130)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SIRTC) BYOC Cafe
Virtual Café
For more information on the Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community click here.
Cost & Booking:Free. Click here to book your place for this event Bring your own Coffee!
  
Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 10 May 2023 (1400 hours) and Thursday 11 May 2023 (0900)
Venue:Boat of Garten Community Hall, Reidhaven Park, Craigie Avenue, Boat of Garten, PH24 3BL (15 September 2022)
Topic & Speaker:The SRITC Gathering 2023
1400 on 14 September visits including behind the scenes at the Strathspey railway followed by dinner.

0945-1015 on 15 September sessions on innovation, decarbonisation, sustainable travel followed by campfire conversations, ceilidh and awards. It will be hybrid for those that can't attend in person.

Working together to solve the accessibility, affordability and sustainability issues facing rural and islands communities inside and outside Scotland, for the first time in 3 years, we have an opportunity to gather in person to reflect on how our communities have changed since 2019 and the actions that are being taken to improve the provision of transport services and reduce car dependency.

The Day Pass is for people who can attend The Gathering in person but only during the day. This recognising that not everyone has the flexibility to stay for the dinner, dance and awards ceremony in the evening.

The In-Person Day Pass will get you right to the heart of the discussions taking place during The Gathering including:
- Keynote Presentations
- Panel Discussions
- Workshops
- Networking Breaks

Plus, you can visit the exhibitor stands and add your ideas to the suggestion boards dotted around the Hall.

Participants are encouraged to travel sustainably and Stagecoach is providing buses that will be available for transporting attendees between accommodation and venues.

For more information on the The SRITC Gathering 2023and to register, click here.

Cost & Booking:TBC. Click here to register for this event
  
Day, Date & Time:Friday 26 May 2023
(1030 - 1130)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SIRTC) BYOC Cafe
Virtual Café
For more information on the Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community click here.
Cost & Booking:Free. Click here to book your place for this event Bring your own Coffee!
  
Day, Date & Time:May 2023 (TBC)
(1215 for 1245)
Venue:Strathspey Railway, Aviemore Station Platform 3,Dalfaber Road, PH22 1PY
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Topic & Speaker:Strathspey Railway Visit with Douglas Norris, Chair Strathspey Railway

Scotland's most scenic heritage railway, the Strathspey, follows the old route of the Highland Main Line from its own platform at Aviemore Station amid forested settings to Boat of Garten and then through glorious open countryside to Broomhill, which was Glenbogle in the television series "Monarch of the Glen". Our journey will be steam-hauled, and there will be the opportunity to admire the growing fleet of steam and vintage diesel traction. The Railway receives through workings from the main line including The Royal Scotsman and aspires to extend to Grantown-on-Spey when Transport Scotland are able to accommodate it in a long-awaited upgrade of the A95. We shall meet in time for the 12:45 train from Aviemore on which refreshments are available, and while one group is making the journey, another can visit the locomotive shed, swapping over at half-time. Tickets can be purchased on the day for the travel on the train.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0512.

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Day, Date & Time:Friday 30 June 2023
(1030 - 1130)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SIRTC) BYOC Cafe
Virtual Café
For more information on the Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community click here.
Cost & Booking:Free. Click here to book your place for this event Bring your own Coffee!
  
Day, Date & Time:Friday 29 September 2023
(1030 - 1130)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SIRTC) BYOC Cafe
Virtual Café
For more information on the Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community click here.
Cost & Booking:Free. Click here to book your place for this event Bring your own Coffee!
  
Day, Date & Time:Friday 27 October 2023
(1030 - 1130)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SIRTC) BYOC Cafe
Virtual Café
For more information on the Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community click here.
Cost & Booking:Free. Click here to book your place for this event Bring your own Coffee!
  
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