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Railway boost for Dumfries and Galloway possible

ITV's Pam Royle speaks to Councillor Colin Smith from Dumfries and Galloway council about proposals for new railway stations in the region

The council decided today it would put in a bid to get a slice of a £30million pot from the Scottish Government, which has been set aside to redevelop railways throughout the country.

If successful, Stranraer would be refurbished and new stations would be built at Thornhill, Eastriggs, Dunragit-Glenluce and Beattock. The council says they would be built in that order - based on the greatest need - as passenger numbers continue to grow in Southern Scotland.

Full Report: Piece of railway history up for sale

A remarkable piece of railway history could become a dream home for somebody.

Fifty years after the Beeching cuts that closed the cross-border North East Railway, Norham station in Northumberland remains intact.

It was turned into a museum by the last station master, and now everything - including the signal box - is up for sale.

Andy Burn reports.

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