West Highland Line takes centre stage in new production
The West Highland line will take centre stage this month when a series of plays take place along the route.
The stageplay ‘Brief Encounters on the West Highland Line’ will be presented by the West Highland Community Rail Partnership at Arisaig, Corrour, Glennfinnan, and Rannoch station throughout the second week of April.
Funded by the ScotRail Foundation Cultural and Arts Fund and the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund, the project will see the station buildings at Rannoch and Corrour transformed into theatres for the day, where customers will enjoy a 50-minute original screenplay written and performed by a group of local performing artists as a tribute to David Lean’s classic film. A light lunch or evening meal is included in the price of the ticket.
ScotRail Head of Economic & Community Development James Ledgerwood said:
“This modern adaptation of the classic film is one that’s not to be missed and we’re really looking forward to our stations being used as the setting.
“We’re building the best railway Scotland’s ever had, and supporting our local communities and their projects plays a big part in that. The ScotRail Foundation Cultural and Arts Fund is just one of the ways we support communities and their projects.”
Hege Hernes of the West Highland Community Rail Partnership said:
“We commissioned this play in order to celebrate the many station buildings along the West Highland Line that have found exciting new uses over the last couple of decades. Working with the many lineside tearooms and restaurants has been great. We have been met with enthusiasm everywhere and are looking forward to a week of unique community events at our local railway stations.”