Waverley Route Heritage Association has its base at Whitrope, and with the recent construction of a new platform this is now Scotland's newest (and shortest, and most isolated) heritage railway - the Border Union Railway. From small acorns... !
here) has been providing short runs along the line at weekends. Read about the opening in June here.
I've not been able to drive much this summer, so yesterday was a great excursion, through lovely scenery. I made it a round trip via Lockerbie, Langholm, up the A7 to the turnoff on the small road to Hermitage Castle, to the B6399 which connects Newcastleton to Hawick. Whitrope Siding is some dozen miles south of Hawick. I returned via Hawick, Selkirk, and Moffat. And it didn't rain!
Photos © Skip Cottage