Milton of Campsie Railway Station Restoration Project
In February 2014, the Milton of Campsie Railway Station Restoration Project was established. The aim of the project was simple - to engage the community to transform the site of the derelict station into a vital community resource. Over the past year, the project has successfully cleared the station site of vegetation and large amounts of litter and broken glass. The early stages of the project have concentrated on clearance and safety and have had a strong focus on working with local young people who spend time at the station. The project has built strong partnerships with the Local Authority, local schools, churches, local groups including the Scouts and the local press. Recently the project was featured in the Herald.
The project has successfully engaged over 150 local people in clearing 15 skips full of soil, litter, broken glass; repairing walls, platforms, railings, fences and bins; installing bins and benches and planting bulbs and seeds. Plans are in place to use the station as a venue for community events and to begin community food growing.