The first signs marking the entrances to the Cairngorms National Park have started to appear.
Signs have been erected at railway stations in the Park over the past week. Visitors arriving at Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore and Carr-Bridge will be left in no doubt that they have arrived in the UK’s newest and largest National Park when they alight from the train.
Interim metal road signs will start to appear over the course of the next couple of months. They will eventually be replaced by permanent granite markers.
Heather Galbraith, the CNPA’s Tourism Support Officer said: “The railway stations signs look great and we would like to thank First ScotRail and the Highland Rail Partnership for all their help with this element of the gateway signage project.”
Chairman of the Highland Rail Partnership Charlie King said: “We are pleased that the National Park signs have been erected, and hope that it will raise an awareness of accessibility to the Park by train.”
Gordon Dewar, First ScotRail Commercial Director said: “First ScotRail is committed to supporting Scotland’s tourism industry and our stations provide a natural gateway to the Cairngorms National Park. Our services are very popular with visitors to the area and we welcome the addition of the new signage. From December this year services to and from the stations in the National Park will be improved with the introduction of Invernet, increasing the opportunities for those commuting from the Park into Inverness to leave their car at home and take the train.”
The metal railway station signs feature the new Cairngorms brand, which was launched at the Strathspey Steam Railway at Boat of Garten earlier in the month. The brand has been developed to help raise the profile of the Cairngorms National Park and will be used for marketing and promotion across the Park.