Station viewpoints unveiled

20110817- Birds Eye View at Montrose Railway Station. 'Scotrail's John Yellowlees, councillors  David May and Mark Salmond,  and Caroline Hendry manager of the S.W.T. visitor centre at Montrose. ''"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",
20110817- Birds Eye View at Montrose Railway Station. 'Scotrail's John Yellowlees, councillors David May and Mark Salmond, and Caroline Hendry manager of the S.W.T. visitor centre at Montrose. ''"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",

NEW VIEWPOINTS at Montrose Station were officially unveiled recently by ScotRail, the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) and the Montrose Town Regeneration Group.

The bird’s eye viewers have been designed to give rail travellers the best view of the basin possible, which up until now has been completely obscured from the platform by a wooden fence.

They are the result of a joint project between the three organisations to highlight to visitors and local people the basin’s international importance for a huge number of species including migratory colonies of pink-footed geese and red knot.

Posters will also be put up at the station to interpret the wildlife for waiting passengers, encouraging them to appreciate the spectacular natural surroundings.

Local councillors David May and Mark Salmond, both members of the regeneration group, liaised closely with ScotRail and SWT on the scheme, part of a wider plan to improve the station’s environment.

l Pictured enjoying the new viewpoints are ScotRail’s John Yellowlees, councillors David May and Mark Salmond, and SWT visitor centre manager Caroline Hendry.

Andy Thompson Photography