From the ticket hall's windows or platform 2's shelter at Montrose station, passengers can enjoy vast views across the River South Esk on east coast of Scotland. Waiting for any of the station's regular passenger services to Edinburgh from platform 1 and Aberdeen from platform 2, or additional services inland to Glasgow from platform 1 is a visual treat.
For centuries, Montrose was a thriving trading port, but now many locals rely on the gas and oil industries for work. But tourism is on the rise with the town hosting the largest free music festival in Scotland, with over 200 gigs played over three days around town. If you're in Montrose for a few days, a visit to the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre would be time well spent. A ten-minute bus ride from the station ends in a national treasury of all things airplane, with extraordinary focus on the airmen and airwomen who served in WW1 and WW2.