A free tinkle’s a rare treat
IF you’ve wandered through Glasgow’s Central station in recent weeks you may have heard the sweet sound of music wafting through the rafters.
The station has installed a ‘piano garden’ (an upright piano on a bit of AstroTurf) in which travellers can pause and tinkle out a few tunes.
The cynical part of me expected it to be mobbed by ham-fisted teenagers looking for a cheap laugh, but not a bit of it. Each time I’ve passed, I’ve been greeted by talented pianists belting out everything from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Chopin.
Like so many of the best things in life, it is a joyously simple innovation. I hope the station considers making it permanent.