Midlothian youngsters are football crazy!

Youngsters from across Midlothian enjoyed a football-tastic October break from school by taking part in the Scottish FA's October Holiday Programme.
Youngsters from across Midlothian enjoyed a football-tastic October break from school by taking part in the Scottish FA's October Holiday Programme.

Youngsters from across Midlothian enjoyed a football-tastic October break from school by taking part in a football programme.

The Scottish FA’s October holiday programme forms part of a collaboration between the Borders Railway project and the SFA to help promote construction site and railway safety along the route as work gathers pace.

The October football camp saw 50 boys attend a tournament at Soccer City in Mayfield, while 90 primary seven boys from across Midlothian primaries also attended a football festival in Penicuik.

Mark Henderson, community safety manager, Network Rail, said: “Our partnership with the SFA will allow us to support budding footballers in areas along the new line, as well as allow us to inform the next generation about safety along the route as construction makes headway”