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Alex Salmond to visit Borders Railway

Scotland's First minister Alex Salmond will be in the Borders today to check on the progress of the Borders Railway. The first rails have been laid for the £350 million project which is due to be completed in September next year.

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First trains on Border Railway by next September

The Great Tapestry of Scotland will move to Tweedbank by 2016 Credit: ITV News Border

The first trains will run on the new Borders Railway on the 6 September 2015.

The long awaited date, was revealed by the First Minister this morning.

Visiting the site of Tweedbank station, Alex Salmond announced that the Great Tapestry of Scotland will have a permanent home there by 2016.

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