Brechin Station Canopy Update!
Since our last update, the volunteers have been extremely busy progressing the rebuild of Brechin station's platform canopy. Around 75% of the wooden structure is now complete and the section over platform 1 now has the roofing sheets fitted.
18,000 nails, 2.2km of wood and £2000 of nuts & bolts have so far gone into the construction, and there's still a long way to go! Over the next few weeks, we hope to see these numbers creep up as the team continue on with the build.
This project has been made possible by a small group of people who have given up their own time to come to the railway - every part of this project has been completed by our dedicated volunteers (yes, no contractors!), with funding provided by a number of external sources, including the National Lottery Heritage Fund and SCVO Third Sector Resilience Fund, as well as a number of generous donations from our supporters. Special thanks also goes to Rembrand Timber Limited and Scotia Roofing & Building Supplies Ltd - Dundee Branch for their assistance with sourcing materials.
Thanks to their generosity, not only are we able to protect the 173 year old sandstone station building and platforms from the elements, we are also bringing a piece of history back to life, having been lost for over 40 years.
The volunteers would again like to say a massive thank you to the project funders, without whom this would not be possible.
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