Research & Development

Station Garden Project

We’ve been working over the past 6 months to improve our garden area. During the winter months we felled trees, cleared bushes and shrubs to start to bring some structure back into the space.

Once the better weather came in the paths were re-instated, the trellis was repaired and repainted and a lot of clearing up after the winter weather.

            

The work has been ongoing thanks to our gardeners, team of volunteers and the Community Service team at Highland Council.

    

We are also grateful to our funders – Awards for All, Highland Council, Strathpeffer Initiative, Mackenzie New York Villa Trust.

In our next stage of development we hope to install interpretation panels, create an outdoor learning area and have additional play elements for children and families.

 

 

Canopy Restoration 2016/17

In 2016/17 we carried out work to restore part of the railway station.  The glass and wooden canopy which covers the platform was in a state of disrepair and other work needing done was replacing some of the timber, glazing and drainage.

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As part of the restoration we saw an opportunity to carry out research into the history of the railway station. Throughout 2016 people from the local community worked with ARCH to source images and information from when the station was built to the present day.

To find out more about the project Canopy Restoration information or follow our Blog.

We also produced a new leaflet about the history of the station which you can pick up in the museum or view here railway-station-history-leaflet

Thank you to the following funders for whom we would not be able to carry out the work without their contribution –  the Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland, Highland Council, Mackenzie New York Villa Trust.

 

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