Parking provisions in place for Flying Scotmsan visit

Details have been released of road closures ahead of the Flying Scotsman's visit to Tweedbank and Galashiels later this month.

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 3:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 7:47 am
From Available Light Productions FLYING SCOTSMAN WITH ROBSON GREEN Friday April 22nd 2016 on ITV Pictured: Tthe Flying Scotsman Robson Green joins the team of engineering craftsman responsible for restoring the Flying Scotsman and reveals the astonishing story behind the rebirth of the most famous steam engine in the world. This is the story of the world's most famous steam engine - Flying Scotsman. Today it is lying in pieces in a workshop just outside Manchester where a team of engineers is using traditional craft skills to restore his symbol of the best in British engineering to its former glory. Robson Green will tell the story of its restoration from the hub of the workshop operations. He'll get involved in the rebuild, meet the men and women responsible for it, and will be there to witness the milestones in its reconstruction. And while he is doing that he'll tell the story of how Flying Scotsman came to be the most famous steam locomotive in the world and, how, against all the odds, it survived w

Parking will be prohibited on the following roads between the hours of 9am and 6pm on Sunday, May 15:

• Tweedbank Drive, Tweedbank – from Essenside Drive to the Melrose Roundabout;

• New Tweedbank Station Access Road.

Meanwhile, the Tweedbank Industrial Estate West Entrance – from Tweedbank Drive southwards for a distance of 65 metres - will be closed to traffic from 10am on Friday, May 13 until 6pm on Sunday, May 15.

In addition, the Tweedbank Industrial Estate roads will have a one way order in place between 9am and 6pm on Sunday, May 15.

The Flying Scotsman became the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated as reaching 100 miles per hour on November 30, 1934.

It then also set a world record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles on August 8, 1989, in Australia.