Refurbished Riccarton on the right track

RICCARTON Junction Station is again open to the public.

Over the past few years local group 'Friends of Riccarton Junction' have been working tirelessly to restore the facility, which is in Wauchope Forest, between Hawick and Newcastleton.

And next week they are inviting locals and tourists alike to their open weekend.

Between Saturday, August 7 and Sunday 8, visitors can enjoy a walk in the forest, view the plans for future renovations as well as seeing the recent restoration work, which includes platform refurbishment, positioning of a telephone kiosk and laying of tracks.

Each day begins at 10am and runs until 7pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

Refreshments will be available during the two days along with sales stands and a raffle.

For more information, directions and access arrangements contact chair of the group Geoffrey Evison on 01289 332228, station master Tom Stoddart 01228 674660 or membership secretary Reverend Dr Price at 01539 821596.