July 2022 – Whitrope Tunnel, Roxburghshire.

The Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR) newsletter 65 reported a collapse in Whitrope Tunnel on the former Waverley Line between Hawick and Newcastleton. ‘Following heavy rain in March a large rockfall took place close to the southern end of Whitrope Tunnel in the location where a section of the tunnel lining had previously given way. The tunnel is now completely blocked with debris at this point and the ground above the tunnel has fallen through leaving a large hole.’ CBR warn the public to keep away from the tunnel for their own safety. (CBR; Richard A Bain)