Scottish Transaid Dinner Takes Shape

PLANS ARE well in hand for the inaugural Scottish Transaid Dinner scheduled to be held in the Bothwell Bridge Hotel, near Hamilton, on the evening of Thursday 15 September 2022 with a 6.45 for 7.00pm start.
The event, which is seen as filling the vacuum created by the once popular Scottish haulage industry dinners held in Glasgow, will also double as a fund-raiser for Transaid, the industry charity.
The dinner has been organised by a committee headed by recently retired Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken who has recently been appointed National Chair of Transaid, and includes Nicola Robertson (Malcolm) and Grangemouth based Lynsey Mitchell, Scotland’s Transport Woman of the Year 2022.
Explained Joan Aitken: “The original date we had planned for this event was in June 2020 but of course the arrival of the Covid pandemic put paid to that and it is only now we can resurrect the concept of the Scottish Transaid Dinner. Also, it is no coincidence that it will be held this September, the month four years ago when Transaid fundraiser Jayne Gray from H&R Gray Haulage in Stirling was so tragically killed in a Zambia Cycle Challenge.
“I am very pleased that the Dinner will be supported by Transport News, for after all, it was their popular Rewards Breakfast, that launched Transaid into the industry domain and over the years arguably made it the recognised industry charity,”she said.
For more information concerning the availability of tables and seats etc, readers can contact Lynsey Mitchell at

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