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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Emergency Landslide Appeal

Emergency Landslide Appeal

Why we need your help

On the evening of Tuesday 11th and in the early hours of Wednesday 12th August, much of Scotland was battered by severe thunderstorms. During a subsequent inspection of the Bo’ness Kinneil Railway, the Scottish Railway Preservation Society Civil Engineer identified multiple landslips along approximately a mile-long stretch of the railway. The line was declared unfit for traffic and the railway closed to passenger trains. Please note that engineering trains will still operate to facilitate repairs: do not tresspass on the railway. 

The worst of the landslips has occurred on a steep embankment near ‘High Bridge’. A geo-structural engineer has inspected the site and we have since estimated that this damage may cost £100,000 to repair. 


The significant damage to our railway line could not have come at worse time: we had planned a limited reopening of the Bo’ness Kinneil Railway in mid-September, after a lengthy closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has left our income at a record low. 

Until the embankment is repaired, we cannot operate any trains meaning that we cannot generate any income. Once again, we are reaching out to our generous supporters: we need your help to raise £100,000 to fix the storm damage on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Any donation large or small will help secure the future of our railway. 

Update Friday 21st August: We have been overwhelmed by the support for our Emergency Landslide Appeal. Should donations exceed our target and/or the cost of the repairs, your donation will be held in trust for the future repairs/preventative maintenance of landslides on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.

The Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway is operated by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, Scottish charity No.SC002375.


raised towards 100,000.00 target


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Alistair on behalf of son Cameron Wills

5 mile run by a 5 year old


Oct 21, 2020

Chris & Ananda Smith

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 20, 2020


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 13, 2020

Sally Clark

Oct 10, 2020


Oct 06, 2020

Doug Crockford

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Oct 05, 2020


(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Oct 03, 2020


Looking forward to the Black Buns!

(plus 125.00 giftaid)

Oct 02, 2020


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 27, 2020


(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Sep 27, 2020

Gordon pope

(plus 5.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 127,735.39

Direct donations


Raised offline 87,848.00

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