Scotland

Scotland’s railways are rolling with the magic of Christmas

 
Piper welcomes Santa Express, Caledonian Railway, Brechin, Angus.
Piper welcomes Santa Special, Caledonian Railway, Brechin, Angus. © Kathryn Whyte | Flickr

Eastern Scotland


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Bo’ness, West Lothian
Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 25th November through 23rd December (no train Christmas Eve).
Hogmanay ‘Black Bun’ Special Trains run Saturday and Sunday 30th and 31st December.
Telephone: 01506 825855.

Brechin, Angus
Caledonian Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 23rd December (no train Christmas Eve).
Telephone: 01356 622992.

Highlands and Islands


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Aviemore, Highland
Strathspey Railway

Santa Express is sold out for 2017.
Mince Pie Specials run Wednesday 27th December through Wednesday January 3rd.
Telephone: 01479 810725.

South Western Scotland


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Leadhills, Lanarkshire
Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd December.
Telephone: 1555 662963.