A destination for the railway.
An asset for the community.
The Strathspey Railway’s long term ambition has always been to re-open its line all the way from Aviemore to Grantown-on-Spey, fulfilling the vision of those who opposed the line’s closure in the 1960s and those who backed its re-birth.*
The Strathspey Railway Charitable Trust was established by the railway to deliver this goal by extending the line from its present northern terminus (Broomhill) through to Grantown-on-Spey – hence the project title “Rails to Grantown”.
As well as giving the Strathspey Railway’s passengers a destination and not just a train journey, studies have shown that the project will bring more visitors and significant economic benefits to Grantown.
* “Ath-Bheirte”, the motto on the railway’s Coat of Arms, is Gaelic for “re-born”