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Forthcoming Events

This page details the forthcoming Scottish Region events.

Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 9 April 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Bonnyton Rail Depot, Bonnyton Industrial Estate, Munro Place, Kilmarnock, KA1 2NP
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Topic & Speaker:Brodie Engineering Ltd at Kilmarnock by Stephen Birnie, Business Relations Manager, Brodie Engineering Ltd.

Brodie Engineering is a new player on the Scottish railway scene, whose first big contract was to refurbish ScotRail's entire Class 334 fleet. Since then it has gone on to undertake repair and refurbishment work for other train operators, and it created Ireland's first-ever luxury touring train the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

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Cost & Booking:This event will be limited to 20 attendees.There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0458.
  
Day, Date & Time:7 May 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Venue to be confirmed
Topic & Speaker:"Taxis - the future" by Gordon McKay, Rainbow City Taxis.

With Uber entering new Cities throughout Scotland which now includes Aberdeen, what are the challenges and opportunties for the Taxi Industy in the area. Get a first hand insight into the day to day operations of a taxi company operating in Aberdeen.

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Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0455.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 14 May 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:West of Scotland Signalling Centre, 90 Cowlairs Road, Glasgow, G21 1DA (nearest station Springburn)
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Topic & Speaker:Visit to the West of Scotland Signalling Centre hosted by Mark Ilderton

The Integrated Control of the ScotRail Alliance is responsible for the real-time running of the rail network throughout Scotland. Disruption whether caused by the railway or by external events is managed from here so as to minimise the impact on passenger and freight customers. Its head, Mark Ilderton, was recognised as Young Professional of the Year at the 2018 Rail Business Awards.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0450
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:17 September 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Venue to be confirmed
Topic & Speaker:"MaaS- the future" by Jenny Milne, PhD researcher and MaaS Scotland

The concept of MaaS is much discussed and there are various projects in Scotland and further afield. This evening will be an opportunity to hear what is currently happening in the field and to hear about the progress Jenny is making with her PhD on rural MaaS. It is anticipated this will be an interactive evening jointly hosted by MaaS Scotland, with other guest speakers so plenty opportunity to ask questions and get involved in the topic.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0SR0456.
  
Day, Date & Time:Thursday 3 October 2019
(1400 for 1415)
Venue:H.M. Frigate Unicorn
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Topic & Speaker:Vist to H.M. Frigate Unicorn

Launched on 30 March 1824 at Chatham Naval Dockyard, HM Frigate Unicorn is one of the oldest ships in the world and the only wooden warship in Scotland. Used as a powder hulk then a drill ship at Dundee from 1873, HMS Unicorn served as the area headquarters of the Senior Naval Officer, Dundee during both World wars. Renamed Crecy to allow an aircraft carrier to carry the name Unicorn, the ship reverted to HMS Unicorn in 1958 when the aircraft carrier was scrapped. In 1968 the HMS Unicorn Preservation Society was formed with the aim of preserving the vessel and the Navy handed the ship over in September that year. Since then much work has been undertaken to restore the vessel to its previous state and it is today moored in Victoria Dock Dundee where it is a popular visitor attraction.
Cost & Booking:There will be a charge of ©7.25 per person (Concession ©6.00) payable on entry.Booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xxx.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 8 October 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Events, my dear boy, events: How logistics and transportation impact the image of the Edinburgh festivals and tourism" by Professor Joe Goldblatt, Professor Emeritus at Queen Margaret University.

Professor Joe Goldblatt is the author, co-author and editor of nearly forty books in the field of event management. Before coming to Queen Margaret University, he served as chairman of the US state of Rhode Island's Tourism Advisory Commission, which has been recognised for best practice in tourism promotion and management. He advocates that Edinburgh should follow North American custom in imposing a transient visitor levy to support tourism promotion and operations.

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Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0469.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 15 October 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Rail Operations Group" by Karl Watts, FIRO, Chief Executive Officer

Rail Operations Group is a train operating company who specialise in the testing, commissioning and delivery of newly-built passenger rolling stock. They also provide a range of other engineering based services to support existing, re-engineered and off-lease passenger train fleets. Now they aspire to introduce a national logistics operation which, using specially-converted high-speed fleet, would move smaller consignments swiftly around the country and, assisted by electric autonomous vehicles for uplift or final delivery, could achieve real modal shift towards a more efficient and environmentally friendly basis for distribution.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
A light buffet will be available.
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Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 22nd October 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Glasgow Caledonian University, Centre for Executive Education, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA
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Topic & Speaker:Caledonian MacBrayne by David Cannon, Head of Stakeholder Communications, David MacBrayne Group and Ian Fox, Caledonian MacBrayne Divisional Manager at Oban

The Caledonian MacBrayne fleet is the largest fleet of car and passenger ferries in the United Kingdom. With 31 units in operation (with another 2 under construction), the company provides lifeline services to 23 islands off the west coast of Scotland, as well as operating routes across the Firth of Clyde. Argyll Ferries also run a regular service between Dunoon and Gourock. David and Ian will tell us about progress in renewing the fleet, how the company is helping sustain the tourist boom which has been brought about by factors including the weak pound and introduction of road equivalent tariffs.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 29 October 2019
(1345 for 1400)
Venue:Highland Spring Group, Stirling Street, Blackford, Perthshire, PH4 1QA
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Topic & Speaker:"Highland Spring" by Ken Russell

Scotland's first brand-new railfreight terminal in many years is under construction at Blackford in Perthshire to serve the bottling plant of Highland Spring. The operator will be John G. Russell Ltd., and Ken Russell of Russell Logistics and Morwen Mands from Highland Spring will be telling us how this new flow fits in with the customer's business philosophy and with Russell's own operations. Ken is the current Chair of the Rail Freight Group. Weather permitting we will take a walk up the hillside to look down on the works so please bring suitable footware and a waterproof jacket.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
  
Day, Date & Time:Tuesday 19 November 2019
(1730 for 1800)
Venue:Royal Scots Club, 29-31, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.
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Topic & Speaker:"Transport: the gift to newshounds that keeps on giving" by Dalton Alastair Dalton, transport correspondent of The Scotsman

Alastair Dalton is Scotland's leading transport correspondent, writing for both The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, reporting news and also reflecting in his regular Inside Transport column on the state of our transport networks. There he recently listed bus, air and car as his least favourite modes, with rail in the middle and his preferred modes for at least local journeys as walking and especially electric bikes. The conflict at local level between cyclists, motorists and pedestrians over allocation of roadspace has attracted his attention, and he has also observed the ability of especially the rail industry to shoot itself in the foot.
Cost & Booking:There is no charge for this event but booking through Corby is required. Quote booking code SR0xx.
A light buffet will be available.
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