How Scotland Works a lot better these days

Photographer Ian Georgeson, 07921 567360
Borders Railway, Scotrail, Tweedbank line, Newtongrange station
Photographer Ian Georgeson, 07921 567360 Borders Railway, Scotrail, Tweedbank line, Newtongrange station
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The opening of the Borders railway train link between Tweedbank and Edinburgh will feature in a new television series showing on BBC Two.

How Scotland Works is looking at the country’s infrastructure and how various key activities in Scottish life operate.

Starting on Tuesday (April 26), over three episodes, the series – produced by Mentorn Scotland – shows how innovation is driving new ways of working in some of Scotland’s remotest areas, some radical new thinking on housing and, in the first episode, major transformations in how we get about.

As narrator Mark Bonnar reveals, in 21st Century Scotland, travel and transport is changing. Scotland’s trains, planes and ferries are busier than ever.

New services like the Borders Railway and a seaplane to Skye are connecting far-flung communities.

In Aberdeen, hydrogen-powered buses are revolutionising public transport and cutting carbon emissions. And in Dundee, electric taxis are making travel cheaper and cleaner.

Meanwhile, older systems like the unique Glasgow subway are being updated for the modern world.

This documentary tells the story of Scotland on the move through a diverse range of people across the country including a train driver, a ferry captain, and the nightshift engineers on the subway.