Fringe by the Sea: David Spaven
Scotland’s Lost Branch Lines – David Spaven
The infamous ‘Beeching Axe’ swept away virtually every Scottish branch line in the 1960s. This ground-breaking analysis of Beeching’s flawed approach to closures has unearthed strong evidence of a ‘stitch-up’ – the Beeching Report ignored the scope for sensible economies which would have allowed a significant number of axed routes to survive and prosper. David Spaven traces the birth, life and eventual death of Scotland’s branch lines in his new book.
Wednesday 10th August, 2022
Lodge Stage, Lodge Grounds
3pm – 4pm