Category: Day Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders & National Mining Museum

I went on one of Lothian Motorcoaches Winters Tours to Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders & National Mining Museum Scotland on the 9/10/18. 

Waiting at Charlotte Square for the Coach but it was not there bigger coach, it was one of there mini coaches.  Which was pretty cool.


On-board was our adorable Guide Scott and our wonderful driver Graham, which was great to see them again as there are the dream team.

Our first destination was Rosslyn Chapel, which was nice but I got myself a bit flustered because there was so many people inside and I didn’t knew where to put myself.   just had one of these mornings however I just had a walk around outside before getting back on the mini coach.



Our second destination was Scottish Borders amd i had a walk round to see Melrose Abbey, priorwood garden and then had a nice cup of tea and a big scone in Dalgetty Alexander & sons cafe.


Our final destination was the National Mining Museum Scotland, which was amazing and interesting to learn more about Mining back in the days.

Our tour guide was great showing us around but i forgotten his name, the guide was fantastic and helpful explain everything to us.  Also walked around some great displays too.


The overall of the day tour with Lothian Motorcoaches was outstanding from start to finish, another great experience and also my 6 Day Tour with them.

For me the National Mining Museum Scotland was my best part of the day, just love having these walking guide tours in interesting places.

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.

South Queensferry Bridges & the Maid of the Forth

I had a nice walk past the South Queensferry Bridges (Railway Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and the New Queensferry Bridge) with friends 28/8/18

When we arrived we went in to the Honey Pot Creative Cafe for a cuppa and it was more interesting as you can make and Create things, which looks pretty cool.

It was a lovely day passing the 3 Briges and looking at the view.   When we where walking along we seen the Maid of the Forth Boat Coming back over.

Just mentioning about the Maid of the Forth, That was a great experience too.    on Friday Night 24/8/18, myself and some friends from RNIB Scotland went on the Boat trip Called the Maid of the Forth.

Had a lovely time especially taking pictures from the top with the sun going down and the moon out.

It was really great seeing everyone and catch up, can’t wait for the next trip hehe