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Stations receive biodiversity funds

Fourteen stations adopted by volunteers under the Scotrail Adopt-A-Station scheme have received the news that they have been successful with applications for funding to improve biodiversity at stations in 2017.

We have been managing the ScotRail Biodiversity Fund for Adopt-a-Station volunteers this year, and are delighted to announce that fourteen adopted stations will receive grants ranging from £100 to £5,000 to support and encourage biodiversity projects next year.

The volunteers working at the successful adopted stations showed a dedication to ecosystem restoration, biodiversity planting and conserving wildlife in Scotland in and around their chosen station in their applications. 

The Adopt-a-Station programme attracts people from all walks of life from business to charities, clubs, schools and dedicated individuals helping to improve the appearance of stations through various activities including gardening and litter picking. Adopting a station is a great way of meeting people and developing a sense of community ownership.

The successful stations are: Aberdour, Burntisland, Dalry, Dumfries, Dunlop, East Kilbride, Gorebridge, Inverurie, Kelvindale, Kirknewton, Montrose, Perth, Stow and Uddingston.

Elaine Bell, the ScotRail Alliance’s head of CSR said: “We are extremely proud of all the hard work that our staff and local communities put in every day to make our stations not only beautiful for those boarding or leaving a train, but an environmentally friendly and visually appealing hub for use by local communities.

“We would like to thank Keep Scotland Beautiful for its ongoing support in helping us to continually improve the environment at our stations.  We hope that this latest round of funding goes a long way in helping our Adopt-a-Station volunteers improve their own local environments.”

 

 

20 December 2016

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