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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Continuing cloudy and mild with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times over Galloway
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heaviest in west
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