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Update on Flying Scotsman

Published: 14 May 2016 15:54
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Transport

Flying Scotsman steam locomotive will call at Fife and the Borders this weekend.

Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, said:

"This is welcome news and, as a result of concerted local action, I hope that many people will now get to enjoy the experience of the Flying Scotsman returning to Fife, Midlothian and the Borders. This however does not explain how we ended up in this farcical situation, nor will it comfort the many people who have been looking forward to this day and have had to amend or cancel travel plans at the last minute.

"This is not the end of the matter, I am still committed to seeing a full investigation into the reason why the initial work by Network Rail GB was not completed in time and how it was mishandled so badly."