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03.04.20

Iconic Glenfinnan viaduct turns blue for the country’s NHS heroes

The viaduct, which you can see in the Harry Potter series of films, joined other famous attractions and venues like Glasgow’s SSH Hydro in lighting up in the colours of the NHS to recognise the efforts of healthcare workers in the fight against the coronavirus.

The illumination of the 100 feet high structure was orchestrated by Martin Whyte of events company The Stage Group. 

Martin Whyte of the Stage Group said: “We feel a huge sense of responsibility for the mental wellbeing of many people within our industry, who have lost their jobs and have nothing to do. Lighting the Viaduct gives us something practical to focus on and utilises our skills for something that will be appreciated by all of our key workers.

“Glenfinnan viaduct is iconic for the village, for Scotland and across the world and it has long been my ambition to light it up. What better time than now to make this happen as a gesture of solidarity with the front-line NHS staff who are risking their own health to help others during this pandemic.”

Director of Engineering and Asset Management at Network Rail, Alan Ross said; “We are delighted to be working with the Stage Group to illuminate Glenfinnan Viaduct as a gesture of support for the vital and fantastic work that the NHS is doing to help tackle the coronavirus.

“We are grateful to those in the NHS and all of the key workers across the country who are playing, and will continue to play, a massive role in supporting us all as the country continues to respond to this pandemic.”

Iconic Glenfinnan viaduct lit-up for our NHS heroes 2

Images: Network Rail 

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