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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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Tourism centre will be on a 'great visitor line of Europe'

The First Minister says a new tourism centre to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland will make the Border Rail line of of the 'great visitor lines of Eurpoe'.

Alex Salmond unveiled the plans for the new centre in Tweedbank today, Wednesday 20 August, on the same day that he announced the first trains on the new Borders Railway will run from 6 September, 2015.

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