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Forthcoming Events

This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

Day, Date & Time:Wednesday 5 October 2022
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Scotland's 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 SR0517.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 11 October 2022
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:The Caledonian Canal Bicentenary with Chris O'Connell, Heritage Manager, Scottish Canals (joint event with CIHT and ICE)

Designed by Thomas Telford, Caledonian Canal threads together four lochs to create a through route between the Atlantic and the North Sea along the Great Glen of Scotland. Seen as the great levelling-up project of its age when it opened in October 1822, it never fulfilled commercial expectations but played a key role in wartime and is today a vital part if Scotland's tourism offer, enabling visitors to experience the heart of the Highlands. There are 29 locks (including 8 at Neptune's Staircase), 4 aqueducts and 10 bridges along the 100 km length of the Caledonian Canal. Scottish Canals heritage manager Chris O'Connell tells us how it got built and has endured to become a much-loved feature of the Highland landscape.
Cost & Booking:Members & Non-Members: FREE. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0518

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Day, Date & Time:Monday 17 October 2022
(1745 for 1800)
Venue:Online Webinar
Topic & Speaker:Logistics impact of Scottish independence by Prof Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics, Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg

Logistics and trade issues did not feature prominently in Scottish independence debates back in 2014. Brexit has now shown how critical they are to changes in a country's sovereignty and how intractable they can be. If a second independence referendum occurs as the SNP leadership intends in October 2023, those campaigning for independence will need to spell out much more clearly how it will impact on supply chains and freight flows
Cost & Booking:Members: Free; Non-Members: £5.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0517.

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Day, Date & Time:Friday 28 October 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:Thursday 10 November 2022
(1800 for 1830)
Venue:Voco Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SL
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Topic & Speaker:Scottish Region Dinner with guest speaker CILT Chief Executive Sharon Kindleysides

This is the first Scottish Region Dinner since the pandemic, and we look forward to a celebration of our return to face-to-face contact, catching up with old friends and welcoming a few new faces too.
Cost & Booking:Members: £ Non-Members: £43.00. Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0515.

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Day, Date & Time:Friday 25 November 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: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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