Flower power brightens station

The train-shaped barrel planter installed by Watsons, Inverurie at Inverurie Railway Station.
The train-shaped barrel planter installed by Watsons, Inverurie at Inverurie Railway Station.

INVERURIE Station has received a colourful makeover thanks to a ScotRail community project.

Local ironmongery company Watsons of Inverurie has installed two half-barrel planters, 23 tubs and a train-shaped barrel planter to brighten the station for customers.

The work has taken place as part of ScotRail’s Adopt a Station scheme, which aims to put stations at the heart of their communities.

The train-shaped barrel planter has been supplied by Barrel Creations of Lower Cabrach near Huntly, and is set to become a feature of stations throughout North-East Scotland.

Mary Sloan, of Watsons, said: “Our aim is to give Inverurie folk a couthy and lovely place in which to shop. Inverurie already has a lovely station, and we hope that our flowers and barrel train will make it couthy too.”

Donald McBain, of Barrel Creations, said: “We are thrilled that our barrel trains are now rolling into stations across the North-East.”

John Yellowlees, ScotRail’s external relations manager, said: “ScotRail’s Adopt a Station policy is going from strength to strength, and we are delighted that Watsons is taking Inverurie station to their hearts.”

The planters are being tended to by Watsons employees Martin Thorley-Smith and Phyllis Cowie.

The floral displays are in addition to the existing hanging baskets, which are provided by the IEIA.