Flying Scotsman: 8 trainspotters arrested for trespassing

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EIGHT trainspotters have been charged with trespassing on the line during the Flying Scotsman’s visit.

Three man, aged 28, 34 and 54, and a 33-year-old woman were caught on the line between South Gyle and Dalmeny stations.

The Flying Scotsman passes Ayton Castle on the East Coast mainline on route to Edinburgh. Picture: Kimberley Powell

The Flying Scotsman passes Ayton Castle on the East Coast mainline on route to Edinburgh. Picture: Kimberley Powell

Two men, aged 39 and 41, and two women, aged 39 and 42, were then caught on the line near Glenrothes station.

Chief Superintendent John McBride, Divisional Commander for the British Transport Police in Scotland, said: “The return of Flying Scotsman was a true spectacle and I want to thank all those people who lined the route and stations to see it as it passed.

“In the main our earlier advice and warnings about not straying on the line to view it were heeded.

“Our officers worked tirelessly with our rail industry partners to ensure the day’s events passed with out any real incident of note.

“It was a truly memorable day for many and I look forward to its return in the future.”

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