Happy New Year! 2018 is already shaping up to be another busy one for The Red Bus, and it moves off in earnest on January 6. Our first footers are Emily and Harry, who will have RM875 and RM1353 in action for their wedding in Edinburgh’s Old Town, driven by our highly experienced duo of Andrew Reid and Gordon Stirling. Emma Lonsdale and Naomi Lane will be welcoming everyone on board and carrying out all the other conductor duties, including issuing tickets from their whirring and almost indestructible Gibson machines.
This year we will be adding to the personal touches that we know make a big difference to your big day. Another thing our conductors do is prepare both decks of the interior with fresh flowers and ribbons a few hours before we set off. Well, we’re working with an artist to deliver a few more optional surprises of that kind. Bespoke is the word. We’ll keep you posted…
What else is happening this year? We have lots of weddings, including at least one aboard the bus, and also some marriage vow renewals. On the corporate front it’s all go too – we look forward very much to working with our destination management company (DMC) clients, old and new. One highlight is sure to be our hire to the spectacular Riverside Museum, home of the Glasgow Museum of Transport, with all three buses in the spring.
This month RM875 will also be heading back over the Queensferry Crossing to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum in Fife for a full repaint.
Finally, we are pleased to announce Volvo Truck and Bus at Broxburn have won the contract to carry out our 10-weekly vehicle inspections.