Diversity is the Key to the Future Success of Rail

Join the Scottish Women in Rail team, for the Diversity is the Key to the Future Success of Rail event on 06 September 2023, hosted and sponsored by Graham Simpson MSP.

Sponsored by Scotland’s Railway, AmcoGiffen, Story and QTS Group the event will be held at: The Holyrood Room, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP.

Following from our very successful initial ‘Diversity is the Key to the Future Success of Rail’ event earlier this year, we are delighted to invite our Women in Rail Scotland members to a special event at the Scottish Parliament.

This event will focus on the landscape of rail and how we can continue to support and attract more women, and diversity, to our growing industry.

This will be a panel event facilitated by Graham Simpson MSP and you will hear from a fantastic line up of panelists including:

  • Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Transport, Scotland
  • Kris Kinnear, Capital Delivery Director, Scotland’s Railway
  • Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, NSAR
  • Emma Porter, Managing Director, Story Plant

Attendance at this event is by registration only.

Please Note: This event is now at capacity.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact wr@womeninrail.org

Important Information

We are expecting this event to be in high demand.

Therefore, we will initially be restricting numbers to two members per business. A waiting list will be implemented for additional members.


  • 17:30
    Arrival and Registration
  • 18:00
    Opening and Welcome from Lorna Gibson, Chair of Women in Rail Scotland
  • 18:05
    Panel Discussions and Q&A
  • 19:00
    Networking: Buffet and Refreshments
  • 20:00
    Event Close