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Scot Rail has leased the former ticket office at Renton Station to Strathleven Artizans and we have now transformed it into the Robert the Bruce Heritage Centre. Our aim is to promote tourism, employment and that the Heritage Centre acts as a bridge between those with a good knowledge of Bruce and his life and times and those seeking enlightenment on the subject of King Robert, in residence at Renton.
The Heritage Centre was voted Scotland's best adopted station 2010, and that is something we are very proud of, after all the hard work and effort that has gone into this project.
The focal point of the station is the Bannockburn Ceiling by the artist Duncan Brown, it is a phenominal idea that Duncan thought of and without his expertise and talent we could never have accomplished this result. Please go and see for yourself what a fantastic job he has done by watching our video, Duncan donated his time and talent and we are very grateful. Also he painted the clan crests that hang either end of the generals and a beautiful wall painting which is magnificent and you can see the progression of this as he painted it by viewing the wall painting.
The Centre is open daily to visitors and you will recieve a real highland welcome along with a cup of tea as you browse over the many paintings, library and information from our staff about Robert the Bruce.
The centre was officially opened by Lord Elgin on the 27th March 2010 and he is also our patron see more photos and reports about this event on our Official Opening page.
So please pay us a visit either by car or you can use the train on your way to Balloch and Loch Lomond, you are sure of a great welcome.