Newcastleton has lots of exciting projects going on and many community groups working tirelessly to support Newcastleton and the people who live here. We have projects that provide activities and heritage groups to remember bygone days and in depth local history for the village and the Scottish Borders.
Detailed information about Polysport activity centre and the facilities available, if want to become a member you can download an application form from the web site.
The Waverley Route
The Waverley Route was the North British Railway's line between Edinburgh & Carlisle, through the Scottish Borders. Opened in two stages, between 1849 & 1862, the railway linked the Border towns of Galashiels, Melrose, St.Boswells & Hawick. It also saw one of the first preservation attempts in the country, which it was hoped would save it from closure, being run as a private venture. Follow the link to read more..
The first train steamed into the valley on the 1st of July 1862, the Waverley line between Carlisle and Edinburgh was later closed by British Rail in January 1969. The first picture on the left shows Newcastleton station.