Owner John Kerr with "Auld Reekie" steam locomotive 1935.Owner John Kerr with "Auld Reekie" steam locomotive 1935.
Owner John Kerr with "Auld Reekie" steam locomotive 1935.

Scotland's oldest miniature railway in pictures

A beloved seaside holiday attraction for many Scots, Kerr’s Miniature Railway has announced that it is closing down.

A total of two million people have taken rides over the quarter-mile long track, which runs besides the Aberdeen-Dundee main line.

Now, a drop in passenger numbers have made the business unsustainable.

Owner, Mr John Kerr said: “Over the last five years, the numbers have dropped significantly, mainly because of the play area being relocated from 50m away from the railway to a new park 500m away.

"Since then, we have not been getting the trade.”

The miniature railway was founded by Matthew Kerr in 1934, and the family have said that they will keep the trains for possible use elsewhere.

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