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This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 23 February 2022
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"South to North and back again, reflections of a renegade transport co-ordinator" by John Carr

A graduate of the University of Leeds with over 40 years' experience throughout England, Scotland and beyond, John Carr is a market-oriented advocate for best practice in public transport and increasing public transport use within integrated mobility policies. This talk will reflect on what John would tell his younger self in the light of what he knows now, and on how he sees things evolving over the next 40 years.

The title reflects John's birth - by accident of war - on the Isle of Sheppey, his childhood in North West and North East England, where his love of railways matured into academic and professional interest in transport generally at Leeds University. A year in London preceded a return to Leeds. It was then onto Strathclyde where he had "the best job in public transport anywhere at the time". Fate took him back West Yorkshire with spells advising in Parliament during the passage of Bills that became the Transport Act 1985 and the Railways Act 1993

John will draw on some highlights from a varied and highly satisfying career that he believes show the necessity of having senior public officials with an understanding of transport and its close relationship with planning, the environment and social policies. This is thrown into sharp focus by experience in England over recent years.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0506.
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Day, Date & Time:Friday 25 February 2022
(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:Monday 7 March 2022
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"The Glenelg-Skye Ferry" Jo Crawford General Manager, Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company

The closest point between the Isle of Skye and the Scottish mainland is plied each summer between Kylerhea and Glenelg by the only working manually-operated ferry in existence. Built in 1969 at Troon, the MV Glenachulish served on the Ballachulish Ferry until the opening of the road bridge, then was a relief vessel at Corran, Kessock and Kylesku, the latter two also replaced by bridge.

The vessel came to Glenelg in 1982, but after tolls were removed on the new Skye Bridge was put up for sale. Local people set up the Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company to secure the service, leasing the boat in the first year and obtaining a grant to buy it in the second. Jo Crawford will tell us how the CIC has invested in the ferry's preservation and maintenance. Marketing presents it as a unique visitor experience, and the company remains mindful of its duty to the local community. Without the ferry, Glenelg - reached by a former military road over the Mam Ratagan Pass - would be in every sense a much poorer place.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0507.
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Day, Date & Time:Monday 21 March 2022
(1755 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:The 2022 Annual Scottish Political Event
Paul Sweeney, Labour & Co-op MSP for Glasgow Region, Shadow Minister for Public Finance & Employment
Paul Sweeney MSP was a Westminster MP during 2017-9, and since election to Holyrood in 2021 has established a reputation as the most transport-minded of the new intake. Before going into politics, he worked in the shipbuilding industry and served as an Army reservist. He has campaigned on urban regeneration opportunities, for industrial revival and for improved public transport infrastructure. He has a passion for industrial archaeology which informs his perspective on built heritage and architectural issues.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0508.
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Day, Date & Time:Friday 25 March 2022
(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:April 2022
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"Archaeology and Transport Infrastructure" by John Lawson, Archaeologist, Edinburgh City Council

Our heritage lies beneath our feet, and dealing with archaeology has become a significant element in infrastructure projectsí timelines. HS2 has made digs at its sites big news, and some years ago ARCH led by Susan Kruse surveyed the archaeology of the Inverness-Kyle of Lochalsh railway. Locations in Scotland visited the BBC2 series "Digging for Britain" have included our earliest railway the 1722 Waggonway in its 300th anniversary year at Cockenzie, and in Edinburgh the Trams for Newhaven project which has yielded many finds in a graveyard at Constitution Street in Leith. As the cityís archaeologist John Lawson is project managing the archaeological and historic environment requirements on that project, and here he discusses some of the archaeological results from the ongoing Trams to Newhaven Project.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0507.
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Day, Date & Time:Friday 29 April 2022
(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:14 May 2022
(1045 for 1100)
Venue:Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Waldron Road, Broomfield, Montrose, DD10 9BD
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Topic & Speaker:Visit to RAF Montrose

Britain's first operational military airfield was established at Montrose in February 1913. The award-winning Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre aims to show the human side of its past, with photographs, artefacts and memorabilia that tell the story of the men and women who served there. The Centre has a full-sized replica of a BE2 aircraft, the first type of plane to land in France at the outbreak of World War One. Children are especially welcome, and will find lots to see and experience - their admission is free. The museum buildings are all single-storey and accessible by wheelchairs. there is a limit of 30 attendees.
Cost & Booking:Members and Non-Members: £6.60 (gift aid), payable on enrty. There is a maximum of 30 atendees. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0509.
Hot and cold drinks can be purchased at the shop
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Day, Date & Time:Friday 27 May 2022
(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 24 June 2022
(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 30 September 2022
(1045 for 1100)
Venue:Strathspey Railway, Aviemore Station Platform 3, Dalfaber Road, PH22 1PY
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Topic & Speaker:"The Strathspey Railway" by Douglas Norris, chair Strathspey Railway

Scotlandís 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. This journey will allow an opportunity to attend the Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Convention being held in the Boat of Garten Hall.
Cost & Booking:Tickets purchased on the day. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx. There is a limit of 30 attendees.
Refreshments will be served en route.
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Day, Date & Time:October 2022
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Scotlandís milestones" by Bruce Keith, author, historian and environmentalist

In the days before satnav, our predecessors ascertained their sense of distance and direction from milestones, which were made a statutory requirement under the Turnpike Acts of the eighteenth century. Today they have become treasured furniture of our roadside verges, and tell the story of how our transport networks - canal and rail as well as road - have evolved. Chartered surveyor and bridge historian Bruce Keith will use his new book celebrating our milestones to follow some of the great journeys that have left an indelible mark on our national psyche - pilgrims en route to the shrines of the saints, the Jacobite Army on its march south and then retreating homewards to defeat at Culloden, then less than thirty years later the itinerary of Johnson and Boswell that helped lay the foundations of Scottish tourism.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx.
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Day, Date & Time:Date to be confirmed
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"Lumo: the new kid on the East Coast track" (Speaker to be confirmed)

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 Luton 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.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx.
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Day, Date & Time:Date to be confirmed
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:"The Glenelg-Skye Ferry" by Jo Crawford General Manager, Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company

The closest point between the Isle of Skye and the Scottish mainland is plied each summer between Kylerhea and Glenelg by the only working manually-operated ferry in existence. Built in 1969 at Troon, the MV Glenachulish served on the Ballachulish Ferry until the opening of the road bridge, then was a relief vessel at Corran, Kessock and Kylesku, the latter two also replaced by bridges. She came to Glenelg in 1982, but after tolls were removed on the new Skye Bridge was put up for sale. Local people set up the Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company to secure the service, leasing the boat in the first year and obtaining a grant to buy it in the second. Jo Crawford will tell us how the CIC has invested in the ferry's preservation and maintenance. Marketing presents it as a unique visitor experience, and the company remains mindful of its duty to the local community. Without the ferry, Glenelg - reached by a former military road over the Mam Ratagan Pass - would be in every sense a much poorer place.
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx.
Click here to book online
  
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