It has been brought to our attention that on the 3rd March the Daily Mail found a small space to describe our line, and our southern neighbour, rather well. After you've winced at the headline, GREAT SCOT! THESE RAILWAYS ARE BONNIE you can enjoy these excerpts:
Remote possibility: Conquer Britain's Far North Line
There's nothing remotely like this outside Norway. It just goes from Inverness to the top, finishing in Thurso or Wick, on and on through majestic landscape - bleak moors, dramatic lochs, herons, cormorants, seals, pretty villages and lonely halts until you can stand on the coast and look at Orkney, watching the chilly waters of the North Sea fighting the great waves of the Atlantic. You have conquered Britain's most northerly railway. Fabulous.
Summit Special: Sensational views on the Highland Main Line
Just spectacular as it goes from Glasgow or Edinburgh straight up the middle to Inverness. Despite its name, the line creeps through the dramatic Pass of Killiecrankie on a single track, but elsewhere it soars on two magnificent mighty viaducts. It swoops past looming mountains, climbs Britain's highest rail summit and rushes across grassy plains past famous distilleries. Splendid way to spend an afternoon.
*We can do terrible headlines too.