Edinburgh Waverley Station was lit up blue to show solidarity with key workers and front-line NHS staff all across the country.

Edinburgh’s main station joined with other Network Rail stations and structures across the UK and famous venues and attractions like Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Falkirk’s Kelpies in lighting up in NHS colours to salute the continued dedication and efforts of healthcare workers in the battle against the coronavirus.

The booking office at Waverley, including its ornate dome, was lit-up blue as a beacon of hope and symbol of support and solidarity with all our key workers

The illumination of Edinburgh Waverley happened as people throughout the country once again joined in a mass round of applause at 8pm on Thursday to thank NHS staff for their incredible work. 

Staff at the station came together at 8pm with colleagues from train operators and the British Transport Police to join the applause and show their support for all of our key workers.

Alex Hynes, Managing Director at Scotland’s Railway said: “The booking hall at Edinburgh Waverley is a fantastic, historic space and it offered a fitting back-drop as we light-up blue as a symbol of public support for the vital and incredible work of NHS staff who are tackling the coronavirus.

“Day by day, the stories of bravery and dedication shown by care workers, staff in the NHS and everyone else who is working to keep our people safe, and give comfort and support  where it is needed, is truly humbling.  We are grateful to all key workers across the country, including those in our railway family, who are playing a massive role in supporting the country at this time.”

The lighting of Edinburgh Waverley Station has been undertaken by the Stage Group, following the clear social distancing messages from government and has not involved any unnecessary travel.