The Advanced Control Technology Club 
Steering Group Meeting No. 21

To be held at Ross Priory, Loch Lomond, 10th April 2000

This meeting is open to Steering Group Members and other invited ACT Club members only.


The next Steering Committee meeting will be a rather special event to be held at the Ross Priory located at Loch Lomond on Monday, 10th April. The following day we will have a one day plenary meeting at the University of Strathclyde on System Identification.

For this particular Steering Committee we are inviting one delegate from companies not normally represented on the Committee to attend. It will be a valuable opportunity to contribute to our future plans.

Our current Chairman, Mel Hague, is coming to the end of his three-year tenure and we are asking for nominations for someone to take over this position. The position does not demand a significant commitment, but does require a good overall perspective of the Club member's needs and aspirations. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Mel for making such a valuable contribution to the Club during his time as Chairman.

Prof. Mike Grimble

The meeting will start at 2pm and finish at 5pm. Transport to and from Ross Priory is available, please see below. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1.  Chairman's Opening Address
2.   Apologies for Absence
3.   Approval of Minutes of Meeting No. 20
4.   Actions from Steering Group Meeting Minutes No. 20
5.   Report of Progress since last Steering Group Meeting
         Current and future work programme and deliverables
         Training courses, meetings and consultancy
         Special Interest Group Initiatives:
         Marine (Reza Katebi)
         Power and Energy (Andrzej Ordys)
         Metal Processing (Mike Grimble)
         New ACT Club members and possible future members
         ACT Club Finance Sheet
6.   Initiatives for Expansion of ACT Club
         London sub-centre (Ron Leigh)
         European and USA initiatives
7.   Election of new Steering Group Chairman
8.   Any Other Business
9.   Date of next Steering Group Meeting

5pm-6pm    Relax in the grounds and lounge of Ross Priory

6pm-8pm    Dinner

8.30pm    Return to Glasgow via Airport (time may change)

Additional Information:

This seminar is being held at The Ross Priory, Near Gartocharn, Loch Lomond. Ross Priory Information: 0141 553 4148 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm), 01389 830 398 (eve and weekends).

Travelling to The Ross Priory:

The ACT Club will be providing transport from our offices at 50 George Street. The bus will leave George Street at 12.30pm, stopping at Glasgow Airport (Bus Stop No. 5) and will leave at 1pm for the Ross Priory, arriving 1:30pm. Spaces on the bus are limited and early registration is essential.

Alternatively, by car ...

From Glasgow, follow the M8 over the Erskine Bridge then take the A82 for Loch Lomond. Past Dumbarton follow the A811 to Gartocharn on the Drymen/Stirling road. Turn left into Ross Loan and after approx one mile you will see the gates of Ross Priory leading into a straight avenue to the house.

From Stirling and the North East make for the A809 road. Just past Drymen take the A811 to Balloch and make a right turn into Ross Loan and continue as above.

Hotels in Glasgow

Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Strathclyde University, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0QU, Tel: 0141 553 6000
B&B 39.00

Travel Inn Metro, Montrose House, 187 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YN, Tel: 0141 553 2700
Room only: 44.95, Breakfast: 3.75-5.75

Forte Crest Glasgow, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7EN, Tel: 0870 400 9032
Room Only: 79.00, Scottish breakfast: 10.95

Stakis Ingram Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DQ, Tel: 0141 248 4401
Room only: 87.50, Full breakfast: 7.50-9.50

Holiday Inn, West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1, Tel: 0141 332 0110
Room only: 89.00, Breakfast: 9.95

Copthorne Hotel, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DS, Tel: 0141 332 6711
Room only: 135.00, Scottish breakfast: 11.50

Moat House Hotel, Congress Road, Glasgow, G3 8QT, Tel: 0141 306 9988
Room only: 135.00, Breakfast: 11.50

Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3, Tel: 0141 226 5577
Room only: 155.00

The above prices are inclusive of VAT and are given purely as a guide. Prices quoted as at December 1999.