Lothian is getting ready for a super weekend at the end of September after announcing plans for a double Centenary celebration in Edinburgh.
On Saturday 28 September 2019, the bus company will host its annual Doors Open Day at its Central Garage in Annandale Street. The event runs from 12noon until 4.00pm and will include a line-up of Lothian’s fleet throughout the decades, a bus-themed kid’s zone, bus wash trips and garage tours on open top vehicles. The company will also be operating its annual Vintage Running Day on the Service 26, with a fleet of vintage vehicles taking to the streets of Edinburgh across the day.
On Sunday 29 September 2019, Lothian’s centenary cavalcade will take place through the centre of Edinburgh. The procession will begin at 12pm from Wester Coates and finish on Regent Road. The vehicles will then be part of a static display on George Street between 1pm and 3pm for members of the public to view in greater detail. The cavalcade was postponed earlier in the year due to the threat of industrial action by drivers.
Gaynor Marshall, Lothian’s Communications Director said: “This is a huge weekend for the Lothian family and an opportunity to celebrate 100 years of public ownership with both our customers and our staff. The weekend’s events will highlight the fantastic service our teams have delivered for the residents and visitors to Edinburgh across the last century.
“Our Doors Open Day event is always very successful and well-attended and this year we are anticipating our biggest and best yet. Sunday’s Cavalcade will be a great opportunity to see vehicles from throughout Lothian’s history and showcase the city’s transport evolution. We hope the city will join with us in this celebration and enjoy taking a look back through our history books.”
For updates on the events, follow Lothian’s social media channels or visit www.lothianbuses.co.uk/100years