Silver award for Linlithgow Train Station

LINLITHGOW Station has reached the silver standard in all things environmental with a brand new accolade for the new year.

The railway station has been given silver status in a new scheme run by the charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, which visited all 346 stations in Scotland since July to assess performance on issues such as clearing litter, recycling, waste management and community.

The environment at the station has benefitted from gardening by local voluntary group Burgh Beautiful, who won four Beautiful Scotland awards in 2011 for their work.

Derek Robertson, chief executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “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, and we are committed to this campaign on station standards.”

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, added: “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.”

A plaque will be displayed at Linlithgow Station to mark the award.