Findhorn viaduct at Tomatin, near Inverness, was lit-up blue to show solidarity with key workers and front-line NHS staff all across the country.

The nine-span viaduct above the River Findhorn in the Scottish Highlands joined with other Network Rail stations and structures across the UK in lighting up in NHS colours to salute the continued dedication and efforts of healthcare workers in the battle against the coronavirus.

The 405-metre-long structure stands on 44-metre high granite piers and is widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest railway viaducts. It was designed by renowned railway engineer John Fowler who famously designed the Forth Rail Bridge.

The illumination of the Highland structure comes 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 railway stations across the country also 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: “Findhorn viaduct has recently been refurbished and offered a fantastic 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.

“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. 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.”

The lighting of Findhorn viaduct was undertaken by the Stage Group, following the clear social distancing messages from government.