Platinum standard honour for Kinghorn station

Lynette Gray, owner of Kinghorn Station Gallery, which has been named as the best in Scotland. Pic: FPA
Lynette Gray, owner of Kinghorn Station Gallery, which has been named as the best in Scotland. Pic: FPA

Kinghorn Station and Gallery has been named as the best in Scotland and praised for its work with the local community.

It was given the platinum accolade from Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) as part of its Tidy Stations Standards Programme Awards.

The gallery was opened in November 2011 after it was taken over by local artists Lynette and Douglas Gray as part of ScotRail’s ‘Adopt a Station’ programme.

Since then, the couple have completely renovated the old station turning it into a working artist’s studio with a gallery as well as having restored the station’s garden and installed a car park for gallery visitors.

Lynette said she was “delighted” with the platinum award, having previously been given a gold from KSB, but said it came as a complete shock.

“I didn’t know! I didn’t even know we were being judged.

“I had a class in and about five minutes before I was told that the press were arriving!

“I think that the award is really good for Kinghorn. It’s quite an honour and it’s nice to be acknowledged.

“The garden in particular has attracted a lot of attention, is something that everyone can see.

“We’re doing very well since we opened. The classes are well attended and I absolutely love it here.”