Meeting planned to stop ‘nutty neighbours’ closing remote rail halt

A meeting has been called to find ways to reopen Scotland’s most remote railway station after it was closed by “nutty neighbours”.

Services to the tiny train stop of Altnabreac, in the Caithness Flow Country, were suspended last week because a couple who live near the platform will not let workers carry out repairs.

Rail, police and council officials will meet politicians next week to decide how to end a standoff that has caused tension in the Highland community of half a dozen homes.

Network Rail, which is responsible for maintaining the station, has already secured an interim interdict against two locals, dubbed the “nutty neighbours” locally[1], to ensure its staff can get to the platform.

Raymond Bremner, the leader of Highland council[2],


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