Are local stations like Croy on track for top award?

KEEP Scotland Beautiful is assessing every ScotRail station for an award scheme.

The environmental charity is visiting all 346 stations to assess how well they comply with Keep Scotland Beautiful’s expectations on issues ranging from clearing litter to recycling, waste management, and community links.

Bronze, silver or gold status awards are available, and it is hoped that one exceptional station will collect an even more prestigious platinum award.

The award announcements are expected in October, with the charity’s Tidy Station standards’ programme to be revisited on an ongoing basis.

Carole Noble, manager of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s campaigns and contracts team, said: “Through this series of assessments we hope to enhance and recognise all the good work that exists and is being implemented by ScotRail staff.”

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “Our stations score highly in surveys of customer satisfaction, and we look forward to the involvement of Keep Scotland Beautiful in helping to raise standards even further.”