Rail station transformation continues to gather pace

Volunteers at the station
Volunteers at the station

Community leaders have thanked an army of volunteers for their hard work to transform a former eyesore into a village asset.

Milton of Campsie residents held their latest “improvement day” at the former railway station earlier this month.

It’s the latest in a series of events which have turned a rubbish-strewn no-go area into a peaceful haven.

One of the organisers told the Herald: “We had an amazing turnout at our latest improvement day.

“Massive thanks to the large number of new improvers/volunteers who came along and got involved, especially the young people.

“We have a village full of young people we can be incredibly proud of.

“Thanks also to Tony Findlay from the council who organised the tree improvement work, Milton of Campsie Community Council for the provision of tea,coffee and cakes, and for the donations of plant pots for the platforms.”

Looking forward, it’s now hoped to start a community garden project on the site during spring 2015.

Planters will be added to the station, with vegetables and herbs grown on-site.

It’s also hoped that local school children will get involved in the project as it continues to grow.