Opening hours

On Saturday 7th May 2022 and each first Saturday of the month until October, the heritage centre will reopen and the railway will be running passenger services on the section of re-laid track on the track-bed of the old Waverley Route at Whitrope, south of Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

WRHA membership costs

Members receive 2 journals detailing the work of the association along with archived and recent photos and stories from the Waverley Route. Members can also attend organised walks, talks and meetings as well as volunteering to work on the route itself.

Memberships run from 1st August each year.

  • Adults £20 per year
  • £16 Junior or Senior (under 18 or over 60)
  • £35 for a family of 2 Adults and 2 children.


Whitrope Heritage Centre

Things to see > Waverley Route Heritage Association

Waverley Route Heritage Association

Whitrope Heritage Centre is based in two railway carriages at Whitrope Siding, just off the B6399 between Hawick & Newcastleton. Containing a vast selection of old railway relics from the Waverley Route and other Borders’ railways and many old photographs & a display of how the railways were built, together with a train journey on the Border Union Railway, the heritage centre is the ideal way to spend a leisurely day.

Adjoining the exhibition coach is a buffet coach where you can unwind with a cup of tea in the comfort of our 1960s carriage.

We welcome educational and group visits – please contact us with your requirements.