9th September 2015
On the day the Queen became the longest reigning UK monarch, she opened the new Borders Railway station at Newtongrange. Although Moorfoot area has suffered the disruption and noise along the A7 corridor during the construction, the opening ceremony helped put that behind us and look forward to the benefits the railway provides.
The Queen arrived on the steam train, walked to the barriers and spoke to the public before opening the plaque. She gave a speech at her next stop at the end of the line at Tweedbank station.
Photographs by Sue Mitchell. Chair, Moorfoot Community Council.