The Friends of the Far North Line. TOPICAL MATTERS and NEWSJanuary Newsletter Online. As always, our newsletter is published online about a month after our members have received their hard copy. Have a look at the latest issue. And when you do join you'll be supporting a very good cause - the more members, the stronger our voice! January Newsletter.
A DANISH billionaire is on course to become Scotland’s largest private landowner as he continues to pursue his plans for environmental improvement in the Highlands. The Highlands' answer to Route 66! Scotland unveils scenic North Coast 500 route taking in fairy tale castles, beaches and ruins. The NC500 is a brand new driving.
The January newsletter has now been in the hands of Fo. FNL members for a few weeks. There are strong signs that things are moving towards some infrastructure improvements being included in CP6.
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The main news in the January edition is the setting up by Transport Scotland of a permanent Review Team which will meet regularly to discuss the needs of the Far North Line and to work towards upgrading the route where possible. The Review Team comprises Scot.
Rail, Network Rail, HITRANS and Fo. FNL. As always this is where I mention that if you were a member you would already have this edition of Far North Express and not be having to wait a few weeks until it's published here. In any case, a hard copy of the magazine is always better than the online version!
Sutherland Shire Christian School has emerged as this year's biggest mover among the top 100 schools, skyrocketing nearly 200 places to finish at 65th in the school. The campaign group for rail north of Inverness - lobbying for improved services for the local user, tourist and freight operator.
Plus by joining. you would be helping to strengthen our arguments even more for the work that needs to be done on the line. Review Team Announced. At the Rail Stakeholder Conference on 1. December Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, announced he has instructed Transport Scotland to set up a Review Team to look at the Far North Line in detail and come up with a suite of actions.
The team consists of Abellio Scot. Rail, Network Rail, HITRANS and Fo. FNL. This is a major step towards achieving necessary improvements including the installation of the Lentran Loop. The first Review Team meeting is scheduled for 2.
January. Football Results. Fo. FNL Commissions In- depth Report into the FNLFo. FNL has commissioned Tony Glazebrook of Aliona Ltd to carry out a detailed study of the Far North Line. Tony was given full access to the line during the first week of October, including a full- length journey in the cab of a service train, the best position to see the state of the infrastructure. Phil Verster, Managing Director of the Scot. Rail Alliance, ensured that Tony had full access to the railway and the operational staff.
This enabled a comprehensive review of the difficulties the line has been experiencing. Fo. FNL Convener Mike Lunan commented, . Hard to imagine that any of our readers wouldn't want to get their hands on a copy straight away, especially if they have recently read David's book, 'Waverley Route: the Battle for the Borders Railway'Price: . To this end Fo. FNL members have been writing to individual MSPs to bring the need for the Lentran Loop to their attention. At a Loose End in Thurso? Here's something to do. Scottish Golf by Train.
If you're interested in golf, and if you're not, you'll find Scottish Golf by Train well worth a look. It is packed with information about over 4. Scottish golf courses with all the information you need to reach them by train. Can't help thinking that someone will want to attempt the complete collection!
It is lamentable that you currently need to change onto a bus for the last five miles of your journey to the Home of Golf. Campaigners in St Andrews are working hard to rectify that. Fo. FNL Response to Transport Scotland Rail Freight Consultation 2. We have put our response into a . Viewhill House Inverness. Fo. FNL has been asked to lend its support to a project to restore a large house in Inverness. The house was designed by and built for Joseph Mitchell who was a civil engineer and surveyor responsible for many Highland and Far North projects, including, on the Far North Line, Tain Station and the Oykel Viaduct.
The proposal is to convert the house to flats and to include a small museum showing Joseph Mitchell's work. Have a look at the Highland Historic Buildings Trust. Highland Railway Society. We have received the following request from Anne- Mary Paterson of the HR Society. I am starting research for a new book on the bridges and viaducts of the Highland Railway to be published by the Highland Railway Society. I would like to include stories with a human interest rather than just presenting the bare facts. If you can help me with any anecdotes about the bridges and viaducts please contact Fo.
FNL. who will forward your details to me. Serco Sleepers Appreciated. The Scotsman newspaper reported on October 2. Lonely Planet's 2.
Best in Travel guide rates Serco's London- Fort William Caledonian Sleeper service the world's best sleeper route. West Coast mainline out of London - rare in UK) = Dual Carriageway. Conclusion: In road terms the four rail routes out of Inverness are all single track roads with passing places apart from a 3. These things shouldn't be either or. If you live in the central belt you don't expect to choose between good roads and good train services, and if you live in the Highlands you shouldn't have to choose either. You will find a complete collection of newsletters dating back to 1.
This is a map of the Far North Line which is situated in the northernmost part of Scotland. Hovering the pointer over the name of a station will display a local photo. Our aims include: The continued retention and improvement of the line from Inverness to. Wick/Thurso. The development of services for local residents and tourists alike. Enhancement of freight services. Publicising the line, its attractions and potential.
Liaison with local groups to foster interest in the line. Liaison with Scot.
Rail, statutory bodies and tourism authorities. The use of the line by heritage trains.
Our 1. 99. 5 conference for rail interests was the precursor of the Highland. Rail Partnership a collaborative body spanning the Council, Highlands and. Islands Enterprise, local Enterprise companies, rail operators, the Friends. Groups and others.
Achievements include the Easter Ross commuter train, Beauly and Conon Bridge stations. Sunday trains, initiating the re- introduction of significant. Wick, and the building of. Shin Viaduct. We aim to work in. Newsletter, we are democratically. AGM and a geographically representative committee.
Join.. If you would like to join The Friends of The Far North Line. If you prefer, you can phone our Membership Secretary on +4. Annual membership is only 1.
UK pounds (1. 0 for concessions). Office Bearers. President: Paul Monaghan MPJoint Vice Presidents: Rhoda Grant MSPGail Ross MSPHon. Treasurer: David Start. Ethelwulf Road. Worthing. BN1. 4 7. NFMembership Secretary: Angus Stewart. Learmonth Place. St Andrews.
Fife. KY1. 6 8. XFCommittee Members: Bob Barnes- Watts, Inverness. The photo of Culrain station was taken by Peter Van Den Bossche and the photo of Altnabreac by Dennis Troughton. Both are used under the Creative Commons Licence.