Borders Railway toolkit

About the Borders Railway

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 Edinburgh.

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 Railway Blueprint.


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.


Marketing tools

Marketing Tools Downloadable tools to help you make the most of the Borders Railway

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