Stirling 2012 Conference

Rail Reopenings Conference 2012

Railfuture's most recent national conference was held in Stirling, to celebrate the reopening of the Stirling-Alloa railway line, along with Airdrie-Bathgate.

It was held on 16 June 2012 at the Golden Lion Hotel. Stirling.


Topics included the Edinburgh tram, the Alloa reopening, the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Project and the Borders Rail scheme.

There were also reports on Railfuture Scotland's recent and current campaigning.

  • Geoff Cook of Network Rail on Edinburgh-Glasgow improvement scheme
  • Jackie McGuire of Alloa
  • Dr Ann Glen on Airdrie-Bathgate - watch The Airdrie-Bathgate Story
  • David Spaven and Bill Jamieson on Borders Rail

Stirling is an important rail gateway to the Scottish Highlands, with trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh converging at its spacious handsome station.

It is also an interesting historic city, dominated by its castle, and a good centre from which to explore this scenic area. Stirling has a modern shopping centre close to the Golden Lion Hotel, our conference venue, as well as specialist shops, an art gallery and museums.

The line from Stirling to Alloa (capital of Clackmannanshire, Britain's smallest county) was reopened to passengers in May 2008 and has been very successful.

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