Scotland’s Lost Branch Lines – David Spaven
Wednesday 10th August, 2022
Lodge Stage, Lodge Grounds
3pm – 4pm
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.