Iain qualified in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, later doing an MSc in Project Management at the University of Aberdeen. He spent the first part of his career working in the power generation and then defence industries, largely involved in Project / Commercial / QA roles.
For various reasons, life took a change of direction in 2011 when he set up the transport publishing business, Mainline & Maritime, which he has successfully run in the years since. It was in this context that he joined AST in 2021, and immediately took on the role of producing and publishing AST’s Newsletter.
Iain’s heritage railway experience dates back to 1989, on various lines, but has primarily been in either ‘public-facing’ or ‘backroom’ roles, rather than hands-on engineering.