|14 December 2015|

A new Virgin Trains service connecting Falkirk and Stirling with the English capital has been launched by Scotland’s transport minister, Derek Mackay.

Journey times will be slashed by 46 minutes and passengers will no longer have to change trains on their way to King’s Cross.

Mr Mackay said: “I am pleased to launch this service from Stirling to London and I am confident that it will be a major draw for tourists, students, business and residents and deliver significant economic benefits to Stirling and the wider locality.

“It will bring further attention to Stirling’s diverse and growing business base, its splendid University and business Innovation Park, its impressive cultural and sporting facilities and its historical attractions.”