Plockton reputation ‘damaged by school pupils’ [Scotsman]





Date: 26/04/2013

IT IS known as the idyllic Highland village to which tourists make a beeline and where the BBC drama Hamish Macbeth was set. However, the reputation of the west coast settlement has been bismirched by loitering and litter-dropping school pupils at its railway station, which have triggered a deluge of complaints to community leaders. The station is on the Inverness-Kyle of Lochalsh line that Michael Palin has hailed as one of the world’s greatest railway journeys. Now British Transport Police (BTP) have moved to stamp out the anti-social behaviour by enlisting youngsters from Plockton High School, which adjoins the station, to help with its upkeep by looking after its plants and picking up litter. In a ceremony today, a plaque was unveiled by Highlands MSP Jean Urquhart to mark the station being “adopted” by a committee of pupils.


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Plockton reputation damaged by school pupils

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IT IS known as the idyllic Highland village to which tourists make a beeline and where the BBC drama Hamish Macbeth was set.

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Celebrations at Plockton station on 26 April 2013 in connection with the adoption of the station by pupils of nearby Plockton High School - see adjacent news item.
Location: Plockton
Company: Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Railway
26/04/2013 John Yellowlees
In a ceremony at Plockton station a plaque was unveiled by Highlands MSP Jean Urquhart to mark the station being 'adopted' by a committee of pupils from Plockton High School. - see news item.
Location: Plockton
Company: Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Railway
26/04/2013 John Yellowlees


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