Borders Railway boosts tourism

The Borders Railway opened in 2015. Credit: PA

New figures show a significant increase in tourism in the Scottish Borders, since the re-opening of the Borders Railway.

In all of the Scottish Tourism Economic Assessment Monitor's performance measures, there was an improvement in the first half of 2016, compared to 2015, when the Borders Railway had not opened.

  • How has the Borders Railway affected tourism?

The impact of the Borders Railway on the Scottish Borders has been hailed by politicians and tourism officials.

However, some local businesses have said the benefits of the new railway have been limited.