Gold status for Stonehaven

Two Aberdeenshire stations – Stonehaven and Huntly – have each achieved Gold status in Keep Scotland Beautiful’s first-ever railway awards.

The environmental charity 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.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “We are delighted that Stonehaven and Huntly stations have achieved Gold status.

Steve Ewing, deputy station team manager for the Aberdeen area, praised everyone involved with brightening and maintaining both stations.

Mr Ewing added: “It’s a great result and tremendous news for everyone involved, such as Horizon Project civic volunteers at Stonehaven and the generous businesses which have also shown support.” Gardening at Stonehaven has been funded by Deeside Timberframes.