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Audio drama accompanies walks from stations along the West Highland Line

West Highland Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has launched a series of walks from stations based on an audio play. 

‘Benighted on the Moor’ is an audio drama that tells the true story of seven Victorian men who traversed Rannoch Moor in January 1889 on an intrepid attempt to map the route for the now famous West Highland line. 

The play aims to explore the pivotal and cultural watershed moment that the coming of the railway had on the land it runs through, as it brought outside influences to some of the remote Gaelic speaking communities; both for good and for bad.

The making of the play was a community project that involved local amateurs, as well as professional actors and creatives with a special connection to the West Highland Line. The project was led by the West Highland CRP, with support from ScotRail, Spirit of the Highlands, Creative Scotland, Caledonian Sleeper, and the Glenfinnan Station Museum.

Listen to the original ‘Benighted on the Moor’ audio play here, or download the play as a series of geolocated audio walks from Corrour, Rannoch, and Bridge of Orchy stations.

The walks are designed to be as accessible as possible for all. Walkers should allow at least 75 minutes for the experience and the return to the station, and always wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Keep up to date with future news, projects, and events from the West Highland CRP via their website.