New heritage centre at Aberdour station

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A new community heritage centre at Aberdour station opened last week.

The centre, run by the Aberdour Heritage Centre and Station Gardens group, is run by volunteers to provide visitors with more information about Aberdour and local attractions.

Features of the new centre include:

  • An interactive touch table
  • Exhibitions on the local area
  • Bookable guided tours of the area

The centre occupies two formerly disused rooms in the main station building on platform one. The units have been fully refurbished for their new roles through support and funding from the ScotRail Alliance, the Stations Community Regeneration Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Railway Heritage Trust, the Fife Environment Trust and other local groups.

Pupils at Aberdour Primary School have plans for a children’s corner in the near future.

A whole host events have already been planned for the centre, including drop-in sessions with local experts, and talks on the history of the village.

James Ledgerwood, head of economic development at the ScotRail Alliance, said: “It’s wonderful to see the hard work and dedication of the fantastic volunteers at the Aberdour Heritage Centre has paid off.

“The new centre and will undoubtedly be a great asset to the community, and it has been a great pleasure to work with them to achieve their goal.”

Bill Rennie, chair of the Aberdour Heritage Centre and Station Gardens group said: “It’s been a real team effort. Many local volunteers and village organisations have helped with the renovation, which will breathe new life into Aberdour’s beautiful Victorian station.

“ScotRail has been incredibly supportive of the project during its execution. Our volunteers are now hoping to revamp the once famous station gardens.”