First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that trains will start to run on the Borders to Edinburgh railway from 6 September 2015. Work is ongoing on the multi-million pound project to lay 30 miles of new track and build seven new stations. Mr Salmond also announced a feasibility study to look at ways to use the railway to boost tourism in the area. Among the possibilities is the permanent exhibit of the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank Station.
First Minister Alex Salmond announces trains will run on the Borders to Edinburgh railway from 6 September 2015.