Midlothian on track for exposure

Midlothian Council Leader Councillor Owen Thompson with the Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Derek Rosie with the 'wrapped' train used to promote the Borders Railway across Scotland

Midlothian Council Leader Councillor Owen Thompson with the Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Derek Rosie with the 'wrapped' train used to promote the Borders Railway across Scotland

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With just six months to go until the Borders Railway opens, a massive artwork on wheels has been unveiled to promote it across Scotland.

A 70 metre long train wrapped in specially-designed livery to promote some of the top attractions of those areas served by the new railway was unveiled last week. The livery has been designed to catch the eye as the three-carriage train travels between Scotland’s seven cities.

Midlothian Council leader, Councillor Owen Thompson (SNP), said: “This stunning artwork showcases the diverse attractions and landmarks across Midlothian, from the National Mining Museum Scotland, to the longest dry ski slope in Europe, Midlothian Snowsports Centre, and Rosslyn Chapel, which obviously featured so prominently in the bestselling film and book, the Da Vinci Code.

“We already welcome millions of visitors to the county every year. However, with four new stations in Midlothian, the Borders Railway will cement the area as a key tourism destination.

“At Midlothian Council, we’re more than ready to capitalise on the excellent economic opportunities the Borders Railway – and indeed this fantastic artwork – will bring.”

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