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Take a steam train to the Borders this summer

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VisitScotland have welcomed news about the return of a steam train outing on the Borders Railway this summer. The Scottish Railway Preservation Society's Railtours steam special will be able to see the Queensferry Crossing as...

Works on Borders Railway at the end of September

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The ScotRail Alliance will aim to keep customers moving during the upcoming improvement works on the Borders Railway.On 30 September and 7 October the ScotRail Alliance will put on buses to allow customers to...

Borders rail success story

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The Borders Railway shows no sign of losing momentum as it continues to capture the world’s attention.VisitScotland’s international marketing campaign to promote the rail link has reached almost 35 million people in the last...

Letter from Scotland

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If you don’t mind the cool air, this Easter weekend looks like being a cracker. The daffodils are still in their full glory, the whin is turning bright yellow and the birds are singing...

ScotRail announce improvements at Tweedbank

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Tweedbank Station will soon have a shop and a public convenience, no doubt making passengers lives a little more pleasant when using the station.The shop will sell hot and cold drinks, snacks, sweets and newspaper...

Borders Railway – a platform for tourism

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A Borders Railway Tourism Opportunities Guide will be launched tomorrow Wednesday 4 November at a special event for tourism businesses in Midlothian.The guide will provide a range of market information, case studies, examples of tourism...

Letter from Scotland

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Sometimes I regret being tee-total, but not this week. Edinburgh is hosting a world conference on alcohol policy with 500 experts from Europe, Asia and America all considering the question – how do we...

Doors Open Day in the Scottish Borders 19 September

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It is hoped that the opening of the Borders Railway will encourage visitors from Edinburgh to come by train to visit Galashiels for next weekend's  Doors Open in the Scottish Borders event.Nineteen buildings in the...

Letter from Scotland

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On Wednesday I found myself curiously drawn to an obscure railway halt on the outskirts of Edinburgh to witness two historic events – the re-opening of the Borders rail line and the Queen’s “Victoria...

Borders welcome for Her Majesty at Tweedbank

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A crowd of almost 4,000 witnessed Her Majesty The Queen officially open the new Borders Railway at Tweedbank on the same day she became Britain’s longest serving monarch.The Queen was joined by First Minister...

Borders Railway – Golden Ticket holders only for now

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46 years and 8 months to the day since the ‘Waverley Route’ closed, (January 6 1969) scheduled services are set to begin on the new Borders Railway.[vimeo 138299943 w=500 h=281]The Edinburgh Reporter NEWS from...

Win a Golden Ticket for the Borders Railway

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Edinburgh residents have the chance to be part of Scottish history, by winning a Golden Ticket for a VIP seat on the first passenger train to the Scottish Borders to mark the launch of...

Two bikes per train is not enough say Greens

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The new operator of Scotrail will only allow two bikes per train on the new Borders Railway when it starts running from Edinburgh to Tweedbank, and it is simply not enough say the Scottish...

Borders Railway will be for tourists and locals alike

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The Borders Railway is now well underway and according to The First Minister who visited Melrose today it will  bolster business and tourism plans in Midlothian and Borders, but more importantly for Edinburgh it...

Letter from Scotland

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So, Scotland’s railways are to be run by a state-owned company after all. But the state concerned is not Scottish or even British, but Dutch. The awarding of the ScotRail franchise to Abellio, a...

The Great Tapestry of Scotland to have a permanent home

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The Scottish Borders Council reached a momentous agreement today at a full meeting of Councillors held in Hawick. After a full year of careful consideration of proposals from across the country, a site in...

Borders Railway Fund open for applications

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LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM BORDERS RAILWAY FUNDThird round of applications now open!Local charities and community organisations in Edinburgh can now apply for a share of a £2,500 community fund being offered once...

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