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Site visit to the Liberty British Aluminium's Lochaber Smelter, Fort William, Scotland

*Bookings for the site visit are now closed

Delegates of the World Aluminium Conference 2017 are invited to visit the Liberty British Aluminium's Lochaber Smelter, Fort William, Scotland.

Located in the Highlands of Scotland, the Lochaber smelter opened in 1929 and is now the only Aluminium Smelter still operating in the UK.  Lochaber Smelter produces 40,000 tonnes of aluminium annually.  For more information on the smelter click here

The site visit will take place on Saturday, 6 May with the following itinerary:

 10:00     Meet at Fort William train station. Bus to Lochaber Smelter (Liberty British Aluminium)
 10:30     Liberty British Aluminium Presentation
 11:00     Lochaber site visit
 12:30     Lunch
 14:30     Laggan Dam visit (optional)
 17:00     Return to Fort William

Places on this visit are limited. Delegates who decide to attend this visit will be responsible for arranging their own return transport and accommodation. The two recommended travel options are:

The Caledonian sleeper: 

This train will take you directly to Fort William overnight. Leaving Euston at 21:15 you will arrive in Fort William at 9:55 on Saturday morning. The train does not return to London on Saturdays so you would require accommodation in Fort William for the night from Saturday to Sunday. Available places on this train are very limited; you can find information about the service, ticket options and book on https://www.sleeper.scot

Plane and bus/train:

To get to Fort William by air you need to fly to Glasgow from one of London's airports. From Glasgow you need to take the bus or train to Fort William. The whole journey takes over 6 hours which means you have to leave London after the conference finishes and will have to plan for an overnight stay in Fort William. 

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