Queen to catch the train to Nitten

Woek on the Borders Railway project, Lothianbridge viaduct, near Newtongrange
Woek on the Borders Railway project, Lothianbridge viaduct, near Newtongrange

The Queen is set to stop off in Newtongrange on the day she will officially open the Borders Railway.

Several days of celebrations will be held to mark the start of services on the line in September, kicking off with a Golden Ticket day of community events

And the centrepiece of the festival will be a Royal opening on Wednesday, September 9, where the Queen will be joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to take a historic steam journey along the route with celebrations at either end.

The Queen and Prince Philip will arrive at Waverley Station in Edinburgh to board the train drawn by the steam locomotive Union of South Africa and will travel the route, stopping off at Newtongrange before carrying on to the final stop on the new railway at Tweedbank.