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TITLE
Members of the 'Pitlochry in Bloom' group, 2002
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_HML_DS050460
PLACENAME
Pitlochry
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Moulin
DATE OF IMAGE
October 2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lynn Patrick
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19982
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
gardens
gardening
flower shows
Members of the 'Pitlochry in Bloom' group, 2002

The group 'Pitlochry in Bloom' was set up in 1993 under the umbrella of the 'Take a Pride in Perthshire' campaign which was initiated to encourage local communities to take responsibility for their local environment. It is run by a voluntary committee of fourteen members and is primarily concerned with the improvement and enhancement of the town environment. The group identified two sites that surround the station at Pitlochry. One was the former station yard situated southwest of the Highland main line. Members of 'Pitlochry in Bloom' were photographed in October 2002 standing in the completed area. Funding for the improvement scheme came from EU grants, Railtrack, local businesses and the local council. It was, at the time, one of the largest funding awards ever made to a scheme of this kind in the UK.

Background
Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.

'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.

We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:

Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.

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Members of the 'Pitlochry in Bloom' group, 2002

PERTH: Moulin

2000s

railway; railways; gardens; gardening; flower shows

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Highland Line

The group 'Pitlochry in Bloom' was set up in 1993 under the umbrella of the 'Take a Pride in Perthshire' campaign which was initiated to encourage local communities to take responsibility for their local environment. It is run by a voluntary committee of fourteen members and is primarily concerned with the improvement and enhancement of the town environment. The group identified two sites that surround the station at Pitlochry. One was the former station yard situated southwest of the Highland main line. Members of 'Pitlochry in Bloom' were photographed in October 2002 standing in the completed area. Funding for the improvement scheme came from EU grants, Railtrack, local businesses and the local council. It was, at the time, one of the largest funding awards ever made to a scheme of this kind in the UK.<br /> <br /> Background<br /> Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.<br /> <br /> 'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.<br /> <br /> We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:<br /> <br /> Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.