Bringing new life to Scottish stations

Lockdown did not prevent progress on station projects in Scotland. The country has often punched above its weight in Railway Heritage Trust terms, owing to the existence of the Stations Community Regeneration Fund which enables partnership projects, and 2021 has seen completion of an exceptional quartet.


Kilmarnock possessed more surplus accommodation than any other Scottish station until in 2015 the Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trust led by Allan Brown set about restoring these spaces to beneficial uses. Six years later, what has been described as the finest example of community involvement at any station in Britain was marked in June by the unveiling of an RHT plaque – and what a variety of activities it now hosts.

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