The world’s most famous locomotive is to steam into Inverness this May – for only the second time in the famed Flying Scotsman’s illustrious history.
The famous train will visit Inverness from Edinburgh for only the second time in its 96-years of operation. However, passengers will be forced to depart with £999 of their hard-earned cash to enjoy the luxury of first-class hospitality.
The first-class excursion will see passengers greeted with champagne and cakes, alongside a three-night stay in a four-star Inverness hotel.
A lesser option is also available with premium standard passengers receiving free tea and coffee and being put up in a Holiday Inn Express for the duration of the trip, at a cost of £699 per person.
The announcement comes after the Flying Scotsman ran trips from Edinburgh over the Forth Bridge and around Fife last summer.
A spokeswoman for organisers, The Steam Dreams Rail Co, said: “This time, instead of the short trips around the Fife Circle, we are offering a four-day tour to Inverness, with Flying Scotsman and sister locomotive Mayflower double-heading on the first day from Edinburgh to Inverness, via the Forth Bridge and Highland main line.”
Separate trips are also being offered by the Mayflower which will see passengers take in the north, touring as far north as Dunrobin, along with Kyle of Lochalsh, at an additional cost.
Steam Dreams owner David Buck added: “The Flying Scotsman has not been to Inverness in recent history, and to experience the two locomotives performing at full power over this steeply graded railway will be a great prospect for all lovers of steam.”
Previously the Flying Scotsman visited Inverness back in 2000.