Month: September 2018

Lothian Buses Open Day

I visited Lothian Buses Open Day at Annandale Street in Edinburgh for the first time because I knew Lothian Motorcoaches where going to be there 29/9/18.

I arrived at Annandale at 11:30am, Waiting in the queue to get in and i was not far from the entrance.

Having a look around the depot was very impressive seeing all the vehicle buses displayed  also getting information and tips about the services

My favourite part was when I got to Lothian Motorcoaches, it was great to finally meet both of the Coaching and Touring Manners (Willie Hamilton & Kevin Slater) also some of the team too.

Willie Hamilton Is a giant compare to me because he is so tall, i had to step back and look up hehe.   Should of asked Willie to get down on his knees and then he would be the same size as me, oh dam I wished i did PMSL oh well maybe next time huh.

Kevin Slater was very interesting to tell me a few things about there Tours coming up and a little bit about there service they provide at Lothian Motorcoaches.  Awwww thanks kevin, he is so adorable friendly bubbly guy.

What I’ve learned and seen from this service, has been fantasticalso to knew there improving things all the time to suit everyone needs and to show them an great experience  that they have not seen before.

Interesting fact about Lothian Motorcoaches, is that they have 10 double decker, 5 new 61 seat coaches, 3 x 50+ seat coaches and 2 x 16 seat new minibuses plus a lot of vintage vehicles.

Lothian Motorcoaches have there new Tour Brochure out now, to get a copy just visit one of Lothian Buses Travel Shops.

 

The out come of visiting Lothian Buses Open Day was really good and well worth the visit for a couple of hours.  Thank you Lothian Buses and the rest of the services.

Perth Museum & Art Gallery

I visited Perth Museum & Art Gallery with a friend on the 22/9/18.   We got the train (Scotrail) thru to Perth, it was a nice journey

This Museum was small Exhibition, well presented with a great look of Art pieces.

Very interesting to look around and to learn more. Well recommended

After looking around Perth Museum & Art Gallery, we decided to have a little stroll walk at the Bridges of perth, however it was along path next to the river and we didn’t walk all of it, but maybe next time when we come to Perth.

It was a nice sunny warm day in Peru, when we left Edinburgh first thing in the morning, it was bloody freezing lol .    We got the train back home, thanks to Scottish for there assistance from & to the train

Scottish Day Tour to Linlithgow Palace – the Kelpies & The Home of Braveheart

I went on a Scottish Day Tour with Lothian Motorcoaches to Linlithgow Palace, The Kelpies & The Home of Braveheart 17/9/18  

When the Coach arrived at Charlotte Square, I was pleased to see Scott the Guide & Steven the driver again.   We headed of to our first destination, which was Linlithgow Palace.

We were the first visitors there before they opened there door, which was pretty cool as it  was just us for a while.

Had a look around the grounds and took some picture but I did not take the chance of going up the tower as there where 139 steps maybe if I didn’t have sight loss, i would be straight up there looking at the view.

After being at Linlithgow Palace we headed of to see the kelpies, this was great to come back and see them, got a few photos.   It was funny a little as Scott the Guide lay down flat on the ground and took a picture of me with one of the kelpies hehe, awww thanks for doing that Scott.

 

Up next was Stirling Castle, one of the places I’ve tick of my list as I wanted to visit.  Very impressive  looking around and doing some learning, the views were great, just a shame the weather was a bit dull.

After having a look around Stirling Castle for 2 hours we decided to get something to eat before heading back on the coach to our final destination

Here we are at The National Wallace Monument, we could not get the trailer up the hill as they were doing some wo so we walked  half way up before getting a lift.

The views was amazing from the viewing platform but I was not going to attempt to climb up 246 steps to the top of the monument hehe.

The overall of the Tour trip with Lothian was outstanding, I didn’t expect to do so many things but I enjoyed every minute of it from start to finish.

A massive thankyou to our Guide Scott & our driver Steven for taking good care of us all and showing us a really good time experience.

I can’t believe I’ve done my 5th day tour with Lothian,  really fantastic and well recommended to see the wonderdul experience for yourselves with the outstanding team that will go that extra mile to take good care of there passengers.

3hr Inchcolm Landing Trip – Departed

I went on the 3hr Inchcolm Landing Trip (departed) with Maid Of The Forth on the 12/9/18.  

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When I got to South Queensferry, it was raining, just typical but improved when we got to Inchcolm Island as the sun was  shining over.

Getting off at Inchcolm Island was pretty amazing and spectacular to look at it from a view.  Very interesting when I was walking  around all over as the best I could do with out going over the high edges. 

Took some cool pics, something to remember by as Inchcolm Island was great and cant wait to visit again sometime in the future with Maid Of The Forth.  

 

 

A massive thankyou to Duncan and the rest of the team as I’ve been on the Maid Of The Forth 3 times now and the experience has been outstanding from start to finish.  

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Maid Of The Forth has got to be my favourite boat trip experience so far and looking forward to coming back on-board sometime in the future,    

To see my article about the 1.5hr Sightseeing Cruise with Maid Of The Forth, please click below.

1.5hr Sightseeing Cruse with Maid Of The Forth

 

Scittish Day Tour – Distillery Tour, Scone Palace & Viewpoint of the 3 Bridges

I went on a Scottish day Tour with Lothian Motorcoaches to the Distillery Tour, Scone Palace & Viewpoint of the 3 Bridges 7/9/18

When I got to Charlotte Sqaure early before the Coach arrived, this man walking towards me and said “im Douglas, the guide for the tour” i said “you forgotten something thing ___ your coach hehe” Douglas replyed “it will be here soon, i stay close from here and James is driving the coach”

 

When everyone boarded the Coach, we headed to our fist destination which was the  Distillery Tour (Famous Grouse Experience) this was very interesting to find out more of the Famous Grouse.   Could not take picture for policy regulations  but i learned so much anyways from our Guidr Diane at the Distillery Tour.

After the great experience from the Famous Grouse, we headed back on the coach to our sencond destination, which was Scone Palace.

This was amazing to see, having a look around inside the palace was huge and interesting to see everything displayed.  Could not take picturesin side for policy regulations.

After I took a look around there grounds outside, which was beautiful and relaxin.  Took a few photos, as you are allowed to do that.    Before leaving i saw an Owl called Haggis which was adorable.

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Next we are all heading to our final destination which was the Viewpoint of the 3 Bridges.  I’ve seen this so many times but it’s always great to come back to and see.

A massive thank you to James our driver & Douglas our Guide for making this day enjoyable, just perfect.

The outcome of this day trip was outstanding from start to finish once again, really spectacular and the more I go on Lothian Motorcoaches Tour, the more I get hooked on.  Yes I’m  definitely a big fan of theirs now 100% behind them.