Silver award for railway station

ARBROATH railway station has been commended in a new awards scheme run by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the environmental charity.

The organisation has visited all 346 stations in Scotland since July to assess their performance on issues ranging from clearing litter to recycling, waste management, and community links.

Assessments to bronze, silver or gold status were available in Keep Scotland Beautiful’s first-ever Tidy Station Standards programme – with Arbroath station receiving silver status.

Arbroath station has benefited from colourful planters, which were expanded in time for the station’s centenary celebrations in December and are maintained by Angus College.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “Our stations score highly in surveys of customer satisfaction, and we look forward to the future involvement of Keep Scotland Beautiful in helping to raise standards even further.”

Derek Robertson, chief executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: “I am delighted to be partnering with ScotRail to recognise the high standards across the country.

“By having these assessments we hope to enhance and recognise all the good work that exists and is being implemented by ScotRail staff at stations.

“Overall, we found the Scottish stations to be clean and welcoming and a credit to the staff who care for them.”