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Network Rail has announced that the 21-arch Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is seen in the Harry Potter film series, has joined other venues in being lit up in NHS colours to salute the efforts of workers fighting against coronavirus.
The illumination of the structure was organised by Martin Whyte of events company The Stage Group.
The illumination of Glenfinnan viaduct comes as people across the country once again joined in mass applause for workers on Thursday to thank NHS staff and key workers for their work.
The lighting of Glenfinnan viaduct was undertaken following the social distancing rules from the Chief Medical Officer and did not involve any unnecessary travel.
What did the officials say?
Martin Whyte of the Stage Group said:
“We feel a huge sense of responsibility for the mental well being of many people within our industry, who have lost their jobs and have nothing to do. Lighting the Viaduct gives us something practical to focus on and utilises our skills for something that will be appreciated by all of our key workers.
“Glenfinnan viaduct is iconic for the village, for Scotland and across the world and it has long been my ambition to light it up. What better time than now to make this happen as a gesture of solidarity with the front-line NHS staff who are risking their own health to help others during this pandemic.”
Alan Ross, director of engineering and asset management at Network Rail said;
“We are delighted to be working with the Stage Group to illuminate Glenfinnan Viaduct as a gesture of support for the vital and fantastic work that the NHS is doing to help tackle the coronavirus.
“We are grateful to those in the NHS and all of the key workers across the country who are playing, and will continue to play, a massive role in supporting us all as the country continues to respond to this pandemic.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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