Please read our new privacy and cookies statement for more information.
What we do.
Research and statistics.
Industry News and Views.
Skip to content.
Terms and conditions.
Access keys information.
Scotland’s newest railway, part of the national
Great Scenic railway network, opened on 6
September 2015 representing an exciting new tourism
opportunity for the Scottish Borders, Midlothian and
Running between Edinburgh and Tweedbank, the journey takes less
than an hour and makes it easier than ever for visitors to explore
the regions connected by the new railway line. Direct transport
links are key to growing Scotland’s tourism industry and this new
line will transform the tourism economy and support the ambitions
for growth in the Scottish Borders, Midlothian and Edinburgh,
reconnecting the south east of Scotland to a UK-wide network of
rail and air travel hubs.
The Borders Railway is a fundamental part of delivering our Tourism
Scotland 2020 strategy and promoting growth in Scotland’s visitor
economy to 2020. By 2016, the Borders Railway will be delivering an
annual capacity for 1.9 million return journeys, and we want to see
a significant proportion of these being used by visitors. The
Scottish Government, along with partners including VisitScotland,
lay out the ambitions for the railway in the Borders
Click here to hear
stakeholders describe how re-opening the Borders Railway represents
an enormous opportunity for tourism and economic growth.
Our Borders Railway Toolkit has a wide range of marketing tools to
help tourism businesses promote themselves to potential new
domestic and international visitors and to be part of this exciting
new transport development.
[See all events]