Virtual Event 1: Introduction to the Rail Cluster Builder

Virtual Event 1: Introduction to the Rail Cluster Builder

Free to attend – email to register

Scottish Engineering is delighted to hold the first of our Rail Cluster Builder virtual events, aimed at providing SMEs with relevant information needed to enter the rail sector.

In this exciting online event, you will hear more about our plans for developing the Rail Cluster Group over the next 18 months, including a series of informative webinars, directing companies to the support and information they need and making connections with the main rail providers and OEMs.


Key Speakers

Lawrence Shackman
Head of Rail Projects and Technical Services
Transport Scotland

Lawrence will give us an introduction to the Rail Decarbonisation Plan to set the context of the Rail Cluster Builder.


Jon Veitch
Managing Director

Jon will give an introduction to Talgo’s plans for establishing a manufacturing base in Longannet, Fife and developing a local supply chain.



The Rail Cluster Builder

Scottish Engineering is working with Scottish Enterprise alongside Transport Scotland to set up a Rail Cluster Builder for the rail sector in Scotland. The rail cluster will link Scottish SMEs with rail manufacturers, contractors, academics and research centres across the country to identify more environmentally friendly track and train solutions.

The purpose of the cluster builder is to communicate and raise awareness of the opportunities in the rail sector in Scotland and to support the recently issued Government’s Rail Decarbonisation Action in which the aim is to make Scotland a world leader in creating net zero emissions railways.

The Rail Cluster Builder will begin life as a digital project with a number of events bringing the parties together online in the initial months.  However, the ambition is there within Scottish Enterprise for this to develop into a physical cluster of businesses and research centres in Scotland, collaborating to deliver a world-class manufacturing capability in low-carbon rail transport.


Register for this free event by emailing



Total Seats: 250

Event Schedule Details

  • 15 September 2020 2:00 pm   -   3:00 pm
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