Borders Railway making all the write moves, say award judges

The Borders Railway has got the write stuff, according to the judges of a national competition.

The Edinburgh-Tweedbank track has landed another tourism award to add to its growing collection, this latest one having been handed out by the British Guild of Travel Writers.

Lindley Kirkpatrick of ScotRail being given the Borders Railway's British Guild of Travel Writers award by Vivien Devlin.

Lindley Kirkpatrick of ScotRail being given the Borders Railway's British Guild of Travel Writers award by Vivien Devlin.

The guild is regarded as the leading organisation for travel media professionals in the UK, so this plaudit is a welcome second birthday present for the £353m track, opened in September 2015.

The railway was nominated as last year’s best tourism project in the UK or Ireland by travel writer Vivien Devlin and came out on top at a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London.

That award was presented to ScotRail Alliance Borders Railway programme executive Lindley Kirkpatrick at the 30-mile line’s Tweedbank terminus by Vivien, of Edinburgh, and she said: “The vision, development and construction of the Borders Railway is an extraordinary achievement – the revival of a sustainable transport service connecting people and places.

Read more at The Southern Reporter.