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15February

Caledonian Railway

On February 15 1848 the Caledonian Railway company opened.

The Caledonian Railway ran trains from London to Glasgow and was in fierce competition with the Edinburgh based North British Railway. Caledonian trains were painted a distinctive colour of blue, later called Caledonian blue, and carried the Royal Arms of Scotland on the trains. Later it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish group.


On February 15 1986 Scotland scored their biggest ever win against England in a rugby international. They won the game by 33-6 at Murrayfield, with Gavin Hastings scoring 21 points in the match.


Today's recipe: keep the romance going, with an authentic Italian recipe for two. Pea and mint risotto.


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