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Talented young artists are on the right track at Westerton Station

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A unique piece of artwork in the shape of a train recently arrived on platform 2 at Westerton Station.

Created by local youngsters to mark Westerton’s centenary celebrations the colourful artwork has been given a permanent home thanks to Scotrail. Westerton station opened in September 1913, just five months after the opening of the garden suburb.

Kim Kilgour, from Westerton, said: “The artwork celebrates Westerton’s history, as well as creating something for the future.

“A train decorated with flowers and foliage seemed a great way to bring together the 100th anniversaries of the garden suburb and train station.”

A Big Lottery Fund Awards for All grant supported the creation of the artwork, with Depot Arts working with local young people at last year’s gala day to decorate the train.

John Yellowless (Scotrail external relations manager)told the Herald: “The children came up with this delightful floral train, which will be a source of pride to its young artists and bring some cheer to the journeys of many travellers.”

 

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