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Community group ‘adopts’ Aberdeenshire station

Community group ‘adopts’ Aberdeenshire station

A voluntary group which provides healthy and fulfilling activities for older people has installed a dozen floral planters at Laurencekirk station as part of a ScotRail community project. The Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network carried out the work through ScotRail’s Adopt a Station scheme, which aims to put stations at the heart of their communities.

And the group, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, is already working on plans to introduce even more planters to brighten the station for customers.

Bernadette Dawks, of Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network, said: “ScotRail’s Adopt a Station project is ideal for us since it gives us the opportunity to showcase the skills of our members. “We’re pleased to be able to make a positive impact within our community and hope people enjoy seeing seasonal colour being added to Laurencekirk station’s platforms.”

John Yellowlees, ScotRail’s external relations manager, said: “We are delighted that group members have voluntarily carried out this excellent work. “The planters will help improve the station environment for regular customers and give first-time visitors a warmer welcome to Laurencekirk.”

The Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network is based at High Street in Laurencekirk. It works in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations and community groups to improve the health of older people.