There was a wide range of issues discussed at Glenfinnan Community Council’s monthly meeting for October.
The train became world famous after it featured as the Hogwarts Express steaming over the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Harry Potter movies.
Today, the site is marked by the Glenfinnan Monument which was built in 1815 to commemorate the Jacobites who fought and fell during the ’45’.
The 10-week project started on Monday and is being managed by Highland Council’s Project Design Unit and the principal contractor for the work is Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd.
Resplendent in his Ancient Sinclair tartan kilt and Tam O’Shanter with the regimental cap badge of the Seaforths, and a white rose – symbol of the Jacobites – tucked in behind it, Mr Sinclair spoke with fondess of his visits to Glenfinnan.
Local residents of Glenfinnan came together to ensure the historic occasion did not go unmarked.
The Highlanders threw their bonnets in the air and cheered, shouting: ‘Long live King James the Eighth and Charles Prince of Wales, Prosperity to Scotland, and no union’.
Along with Glenfinnan Community Council, Ms Forbes campaigned for months to see a reduction in the speed limit on safety grounds.
The 24-year-old Prince’s travelling companions on board the Du Teillay were a motley crew of seven much older and rather infirm gentlemen – later called The Seven Men of Moidart