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The Friends of the Far North Line
Cairdean Na Loine Tuath
the campaign group for rail north of Inverness - lobbying for improved services for the local user, tourist and freight operator

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 23rd October 1999
at Mansfield House Hotel,Tain

This offers you the chance to see FoFNL in action, to meet fellow members, decide by election who will guide its activities during the next year and raise points that concern you. To make the most of our time together, we have devised a wider programme round the formal meeting, and look forward to seeing many of you there.


2.00pm Open Meeting:

"Highland Rail Freight Development"
Speaker - John Holwell, Market Manager, Scotland, E.W.S Railways - followed by questions

"The work of the RUCC for Scotland"
speaker - Dr. Douglas Williamson, Member, Rail Users Consultative Committee for Scotland - followed by questions

3.20pm Break for tea

3.45pm Presidential Address:

Robert Maclennan, Member of Parliament for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross


  1. To receive apologies for absence
  2. To receive the minutes of the 1998 AGM
  3. To receive the Chairman's Report for 1998/99
  4. To consider and, if agreed, to accept the Annual Financial Statements for 1 April 1998 - 31st March 1999
  5. To adopt the Revised Constitution, as unanimously recommended by the Committee
  6. To elect the Officers and Members of the Executive Committee
  7. To appoint an independent Inspector of Finances of FoFNL for 1999 - 2000

5.00pm Open discussion


Copies of the proposed Constitution and the Financial Statements will be available at the meeting. A copy of the Constitution will be sent to any member unable to be present. Nominations for Officers and members of the Committee, duly proposed and seconded, signed by the nominee, all being fully paid-up FoFNL members, should be sent to the Secretary at least 7 days before the meeting. Bar meals are available at the Hotel. This year we are starting earlier. While there is no connection off the train from the north, that from the south arrives at 12.04. Evening departures are 18.20 northwards and 18.54 southwards for those using the railway.


Keith Tyler, Hon. Secretary,
Station House, Kinbrace KW11 6UB

Financial Statement - year ended 31st March 1999
  1999 1998
  £ £
Computer 416 623
Current Account 2644 2312
Less Taxation 14 17
  3060 2918
Surplus/(Deficit) (128) (128)
Subscriptions 755 805
Donations 282 144
Railtrack 50 -
Interest 72 68
Advertisement 25 -
Newsletter 28 -
  1212 1017
Highland Rail Partnership - 300
Administration 513 460
Meeting Expenses 129 158
Other 241 82
Depreciation 207 208
  1090 1208
Surplus/(Deficit) 122 (191)