A free tin­kle’s a rare treat

Scottish Daily Mail - - Front Page -

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.

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