South Scotland

Steam trains back on Borders Railway

A steam train service is set to return to the Borders Railway this summer.

It will see the Black Five locomotive travel along the Fife coast and through Edinburgh before heading south to Tweedbank.

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society service will run on Sundays throughout August.

VisitScotland's Paula Ward said it had been a huge success last year and was a "fantastic opportunity to step back in time and enjoy a relaxing day out".

Passengers will be able to board the train in Linlithgow and cross the Forth Bridge, before travelling onto Kinghorn, Burntisland and Aberdour.

After stopping at Dalgety Bay, the journey continues south over the bridge once again to Edinburgh then along the 31-mile route of the Borders Railway to Galashiels and Tweedbank.

Scottish Borders Council's Mark Rowley said it would be "another fantastic occasion on one of Scotland's great scenic rail journeys".

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