World-famous steam locomotive Flying Scotsman is due to be on the move in Yorkshire today.

This iconic engine, recognised around the globe, is returning to its birthplace, Doncaster, where it is due to be on display this weekend.

This comes as part of a special visit marking a century since the historic locomotive, numbered 60103, was made in the industrial city.

Beginning its journey at the National Railway Museum in York just before 2pm, the loco is due to arrive at Doncaster Railport, via Doncaster Station, shortly after 3pm.

Meanwhile, rail enthusiasts in the Bradford district won't have long to wait to see Flying Scotsman back in local metals, with the loco due to pass through Shipley, Keighley and Skipton on its way to Carlisle on Sunday, November 19 as it hauls the Waverley special train.

In terms of this weekend, thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Doncaster to see Flying Scotsman on either Saturday, November 11 or Sunday, November 12.

Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “It has always been our ambition to bring Flying Scotsman home to Doncaster as we will always be associated with this iconic locomotive.

“I am delighted that we are giving our residents, along with visitors from far and wide, the chance to see Flying Scotsman as part of a special centenary event. We are a city that has a proud rail heritage, but we are also a city that looks to the future, and we have forged strong partnerships in the transport sector to build on regeneration and growth across Doncaster.

“This event will also be poignant as it takes place over Remembrance weekend. It will be a time to reflect and give thanks for the sacrifices made by service men and women who worked in the rail sector and commemorate their most significant contribution.”

Flying Scotsman will be based at Freightliner Railport, Decoy Bank South.