June 2, 2017
This is Martin, dressed up as an elf and soon to be married. He got off the train in Newcastle with a large group of friends for his stag party.
The Friday train from Aberdeen is alcohol free because of (mainly) stag and hen parties. Martin and his friends had had their booze confiscated but they got it back at Newcastle.
The hen parties are the worst, the guard told me with a smile. ‘I’ve only been assaulted twice in 10 years and both times it was by women. I went home to my boyfriend with scratches all over my face.’