Poster Display at Glasgow Central Station
The posters produced as a result of the Kingussie Rail Art project (between HML CRP and the Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists) are currently being displayed on the electronic boards at Glasgow Central Station. They have been there since the 23rd October, advertising the exhibition of the real paintings at the Iona Gallery in Kingussie. The electronic display will continue until Tuesday 30th, the date that the exhibition is due to end. These are just a small sample of what can be viewed.
Plaque to Priscilla Lorimer
On October 10th we unveiled a memorial plaque to Priscilla, the founder of the original Pitlochry Station Liaison Group and co-founder of the award-winning Pitlochry Station Bookshop. We were delighted her daughters were able to be with us on the day.
Book Signing - Pitlochry Station Bookshop
In early June we held our first ever Book Signing at Pitlochry Station Bookshop. Author David Meara came along to visit us with his latest book - Anglo Scots Sleepers. The book had been launched at the Caledonian Club in London a few weeks earlier to a great reception!
HML Works and Timetabling - Pitlochry & Kingussie
Early in 2018 we hosted and facilitated two Open Public meetings, one in Pitlochry and one in Kingussie in conjunction with the Cairngorms National Park Authority. Speakers on developments on HML, Stations and the Draft Timetable were Scott Prentice - ScotRail Business Development Manager, Graeme Stewart - Network Rail and Stuart Mackay - Bam Nuttall speaking on the projects at Pitlochry and Aviemore Stations.
Jellicoe Express Plaques - Kingussie & Aviemore
In December 2017, we unveiled two plaques, one at Kingussie and one at Aviemore. The accompanying Interpretation Panel has been put in place in Kingussie.
Talks and Presentations in Local Communities Railway Writers.
We were pleased to have Neil Sinclair - Highland Main Line People and Places - Author, visit us to give a series of talks in Dunkeld & Birnam, Blair Atholl, Kingussie and Carrbridge in September 2017. The talks focussed on the lesser known people, such as way -workers and their families, some of the eccentric landowners who secured amazingly Gothic buildings in exchange for the Railway crossing their land, and Railway workers who went onto great things elsewhere around the globe.
John Yellowlees Room
Later in July 2017 we dedicated a room in Pitlochry Station Bookshop to John Yellowlees. We were able to show our appreciation of all John's efforts to help us transform Pitlochry Station since 1993. A set of "Yellow" Library steps was purchased for the occasion and great fun was had as JY cut the ribbon.
Tea Dance with RSNO
June 2017 saw HML CRP hosting a Tea Dance for our Senior Citizens at the Atholl Centre, Pitlochry with the RSNO. A great afternoon was had by everyone, the music and dancing was fabulous, the cakes delicious and the scones and clotted cream to die for!!