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Sprucing up Perth Station

A newly painted & planted tub at Perth Station

Volunteers from Beautiful Perth and Perth Station Gardening Club are working together to spruce up Perth Station. Their work includes planting new shrubs, plants and trees at the front of the station, refurbishing and planting large plant tubs at the main entrance and maintaining flower beds, containers, planters and hanging baskets around the station. The project will help the station look great ahead of 2014 when it will be even busier than usual, with many visitors passing through on their way to the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games.

John Summers, Chairman of Beautiful Perth says: “The station is a key point in the City, welcoming a great many people to Perth every day. 2014 will be especially busy so it’s great to be working with Tracey Hutton, who leads the station staff Gardening Club, and her volunteers on this exciting project. The area will positively bloom with colour and buzz with life next year. As an added bonus, this project will have a beneficial effect in the shorter term too – the judges from Beautiful Scotland will be visiting this summer and they pay particular attention to key transport hubs like the station. We’re hoping they’ll be impressed with the work we’ve done and that Perth will once again excel in the national competition.”

ScotRail has also been undertaking major infrastructure works at the station, incorporating an accessible footbridge which is being provided by Transport Scotland under the Access for All programme. As John Yellowlees,  External Relations Manager with ScotRail, says: “"ScotRail's 'adopt a station' policy is about putting stations at the heart of their communities, and we are delighted that Beautiful Perth have taken Perth Station to their hearts by working with the Gardening Club to enhance the welcome that it gives visitors and regular customers".

 

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