Glasgow Central Station lit-up blue to show solidarity with key workers and front-line NHS staff all across the country.
Scotland’s busiest 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 dedication and efforts of healthcare workers in the battle against the coronavirus.
The main portal entrance to the station off Gordon Street and the glass façade above the ‘Hielanman’s Umbrella’ on Argyle Street shone out blue as a beacon of hope and symbol of support and solidarity with all our key workers
The illumination of Glasgow Central 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 the station also came together at 8pm under the station’s iconic clock to join the applause and show their support for all of our key workers.
Alex Hynes, Managing Director at Scotland’s Railway said: “We are delighted to illuminate the iconic Glasgow Central Station as a symbol of public support for the vital and fantastic work of NHS staff who are tackling the coronavirus.
“We are humbled on a daily basis by the bravery and dedication shown by staff in the NHS and 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 Glasgow Central Station has been undertaken by the Stage Group, following the clear social distancing messages from government and has not involved any unnecessary travel.