The transport minister has visited Lothianbridge Viaduct to check how the Borders Railway project has progressed in its first year.
The line is now starting to take shape across the county and is due to re-open in 2015 , with local companies already seeing the benefits of its return.
Speaking almost exactly a year after Network Rail took over the construction of the Borders Railway, Mr Brown told the Advertiser he has been happy with how the people of Midlothian have taken to the re-opening of the line.
He said:“It’s surprising to hear the amount of feedback, and level of interest is phenomenal.
“It’s for their benefit, as many folk from here will be able to work in Edinburgh and then be home in no time.
“It’s great that people can live in an environment like this but still work in a city like Edinburgh.”
Read more in the November 28 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.