Expansion backed for Borders Railway

Bob Keiller, Chair of Scottish Enterprise Credit: ITV Border

The head of Scotland's Economic Development Agency is backing an expansion of the Borders Railway.

At an event in Edinburgh today - aimed at helping Borders businesses build on the success of the new railway - the Chair of Scottish Enterprise said he believes the line should be extended:

The benefits are definitely economic in the Borders and that was underestimated at the time. So certainly that's a great thing in terms of bolstering the case for further investment into the rail.

I mean, I've spent all my life in investment and I look at things and say if it works, we should do more of it. If it doesn't work, we shouldn't do it. This has clearly work, and is working, and can work even better."

– Bob Keiller, Chair of Scottish Enterprise