A royal day to remember in Midlothian

Her Majesty The Queen with Midlothian's Lord Lieutenant Sir Robert Clerk. Photo by Gordon Fraser
Her Majesty The Queen with Midlothian's Lord Lieutenant Sir Robert Clerk. Photo by Gordon Fraser

The Queen was in Midlothian today (Wednesday) to officially unveil a plaque at the new Newtongrange railway station.

More than 1000 people congregated to get a view of Her Majesty, who becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch today.

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, arrived on the steam train, Union of South Africa en route from Waverley to Tweedbank. Once in the Scottish Borders the Queen officially opened the new Borders Railway.

Hundreds of local schoolchildren had a front row seat to see the Queen as she went a short walkabout around the station concourse. The Queen also met local dignitaries as well as community and business leaders.