The Great Train Race

by Robert Dawson Scott  (Winter 2015)

The Great Train Race by Robert Dawson Scott



The Great Train Race: Simon Donaldson as Cammie, Ellie Zeegen as Kinnaber and Ali Watt as Norrie.
Photography: Sylvia Ferradal


The incredible but true story of the death-defying London to Aberdeen train race of 1895. Set at a time when the mighty Forth Bridge had recently opened, Robert Dawson Scott’s hilarious new play charts the contest between the two great Victorian north-south railway companies, the Caledonian (West Coast) and the North British (East Coast) for the title of fastest service to the North, in a hugely entertaining , informative and fun-filled salute to the romance of the railways.

Click on the links below to read reviews for our sell-out Play, Pint & a Pint run at Heart of Hawick and The Interchange here:


‘Outstanding’ **** Edinburgh 49 

A ‘celebration and a pleasure’  **** The Scotsman