Historically one of the most prestigious stations serving central Scotland was that constructed by the Caledonian Railway to serve the world-famous hotel and gold course at Gleneagles. Prior to the holding of the 2014 Ryder Cup at the golf course, the station underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment to restore the structure to its earlier glory and to incorporate modern facilities for the disabled. The success of the scheme was rewarded when the project was awarded the Taylor Woodrow Partnership Award at the 2015 National Railway Heritage Awards held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in December 2015. The plaque marking the award was officially unveiled at the station on 9 May 2016 by Fred Garner, Rail Director of Taylor Woodrow, in the presence of invited guests.

Gleneagles

The work at Gleneagles saw, inter alia, the platform canopies repaired and the careful installation of lifts with the modified footbridge. One feature worthy of note was the flexibility that Transport Scotland showed about using the heritage livery on the station.

 

Gleneagles

The unveiled plaque at Gleneagles station with, from left to right, Michael MacArthur, from Network Rail, Harriet Loud, from the architects IDP, Fred Garner, Rail Director of Taylor Woodrow, Jacqui Taggart, Customer Experience Director of ScotRail, and Andy Savage, Director of the Railway Heritage Trust and a trustee of the National Railway Heritage Awards.