Veterans of the West of Scotland & Glasgow Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association, assisted by members of The Highland Light Infantry Association have been collecting at Glasgow’s Central Station again; resulting in another £1,414.74 towards the RHF Heritage Appeal!
Central Station is the larger of the two present main-line railway terminals in Scotland’s largest city. Opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1879 on the north bank of the River Clyde and was congested from its inception, it was necessary to expand the bridge over Argyll Street and construct an additional platform.
Surprisingly, the original Victorian platform survives below the station, from which troops left for the front and, sadly, some bodies appear to have been returned to the morque to be collected by their families for burial. Central Station runs tours to explore the depths of Central Station and the Museum is working with Central Station to investigate possible connections with our antecedent regiments.
Many thanks again to the Paras for their tremendous contribution to the Appeal; and look out for them in the future, as they will be rattling their cans in your direction again another three times during 2016!