THE famous Flying Scotsman is making its return to Fife once again this year.

Tickets are now available to West Fifers eager to hop aboard the steam engine in May.

Three special excursions, organised by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS), will cross the Forth Bridge on Sunday, May 19.

The Flying Scotsman will travel through Aberdour, Burntisland and Kinghorn to Kirkcaldy, with views across the Forth to Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Each train continues through Dunfermline and along the coast through Culross and Kincardine then over the line through Clackmannan and Alloa to Stirling with views of the Ochil Hills and the Wallace Monument.

If time permits there will be a short stop for photographs at Stirling, then the train continues through Falkirk to complete the Forth Circle.

There are three trips available on the day; the morning train from Linlithgow (8.50am, return: 12.40pm), the afternoon departure from Dalmeny (1.55pm, return: 6.45pm) and the evening journey starting in Inverkeithing (7pm, return: 10.30pm).

Breakfast will be available on the first train, lunch on the second and dinner on the third. 

A standard adult ticket costs £99 and a first class ticket is £149. A child ticket is available for £75.

Tickets can be bought via: or by phoning: 0131 202 1033