Welcome to Scotland,
on behalf of the convention team its my great pleasure to invite you to join us at the NMRA British Region Convention 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The convention team are doing a great job to bring you a convention that is enjoyable, a little different and affordable. In fact enjoyable, memorable and affordable were the three words the team focused on when designing the content of the 2019 convention.
Enjoyable, well the convention in 2019 will have all of the traditional elements of previous years conventions, lots of opportunities to add to your model railroad collection, meet new and old friends, run trains, take part in contests and enjoy the great food & drink on offer. If you wish to extend your stay in Aberdeenshire you’ll find a wealth of things to keep you entertained and we’ve featured some suggestions on our website.
Memorable, we are adding extra fare tours on Friday afternoon for those who like to arrive early and self-guided layout tours on Sunday afternoon. These will enhance your convention experience and give you the opportunity to make memories you might otherwise not have the opportunity to.
Affordable, having a team made up of Scotsmen and imports who now live here getting the most for your money is very important to us. We have worked extremely hard with our partners and Hallmark Hotels to keep costs as low as possible, you can benefit from a great room rate which is as low as £45 per room per night. You’ll also find that getting here can be surprising affordable. If you choose to fly or come by rail, you could be looking at flights from as low as £24 each way. We’ve crunched the numbers and we know that the total convention package including rooms provides a saving both for single delegates and couples.
Registration, registration will open soon, but there have been some significant changes to the registration process that I need to make you aware of.
- We are moving to an online registration and payment model, this significantly cuts down on administration and enables you to receive faster booking confirmation.
- Delegates will now book their own hotel accommodation directly with the hotel, this ensures that the hotel can cater to your specific needs, please ensure you go to our hotel page to find information on how to book your room and receive our special room rate.
- The registration for the whole weekend remains the same £20 for NMRA members but now covers the member, their spouse and children.
- If you want to attend our convention dinners on either Friday or Saturday then just add them to your registration.
I know this is a change some will welcome and others not so much, but we wanted to offer maximum flexibility, to give you the best possible experience.
I hope to see you in Aberdeen, if you would like to get in touch with the organising committee then you can do so by going to the Contact Us page.
Gordy & the Convention Team
NMRABR Events Co-ordinator