Live music on Platform 1 at Bridge of Dun Station

Dorec-a-belle
Dorec-a-belle

The Bridge of Dun railway station of the Caledonian Railway is usually home to sleeping trains, but Platform 1 will soon become a stage.

Award winning Inverness-based all-female band Dorec-a-belle will playing at the unique venue this weekend.

They will be performing at the railway station on Saturday evening (June 20).

The evening kicks off at 6.30 pm at Brechin Station when music fans will board the train for a leisurely steam-hauled journey along the historic branch line to Bridge of Dun Station near Montrose.

The station is set in countryside close to local landmarks, such as the Bridge of Dun, Montrose Basin and The House of Dun.

The platform sits in the shadow of a magnificent line of mature trees, believed to have been planted at the request of Queen Victoria who often stopped off at the station on the way to holidaying at Balmoral.

With the stage set, indie folk/roots band Dorec-a-belle will begin a two-hour show, before returning by train to Brechin Station.

Until now the group have mainly gigged around the Highlands and West Coast of Scotland, culminating in a main-stage appearance at The Wickerman Festival.

As well as winning the Herald’s Best Unsigned Band competition in 2013, the band’s career highlight to date was playing at Highland Council’s Inverness City Hogmanay Party to a capacity audience of 9,000.

On July 25 and 26 and August 29 and 30 there will be a family day out with Thomas the Tank Engine on the railway. On the evening of July 26 there will be Murder on the Brechin Express.

For more information and advance tickets visit www.caledonianrailway.com.