This year the Upper Tweed Community Council is running bus trips to Edinburgh and Glasgow. This will enable you to enjoy shopping, go to the cinema, visit museums or tourist attractions, eat out, be in Edinburgh at Festival time, go to a pantomime, or buy Christmas presents. All these are possible with our 2016 programme.
A bus will run from Tweedsmuir, Broughton and Skirling on Saturdays as follows:
- 11 June to Edinburgh
- 9 July to Glasgow
- 13 August to Edinburgh
- 10 December to Edinburgh.
The bus will leave Tweedsmuir (Carlowse Bridge) at 9.40 a.m., Broughton (Shop) at 10 a.m. and Skirling (Green) at 10.10 a.m. Journey time from Skirling will be about one hour to Edinburgh and an hour and a quarter to Glasgow. The setting down points will be Waterloo Place in Edinburgh and a location near Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow. The return bus will leave Edinburgh or Glasgow at 6 p.m. You should arrive at least 5 minutes before departure time.
This year there will be a charge of £5 for each trip. A family of 4 people will be able to buy a discounted ticket for £15. Tickets will be sold through the Broughton shop in advance, to enable you to be sure of your place, or up to 9.45 a.m. on the day of travel. You will be asked where you wish to join the trip, to make sure the bus calls there. No tickets will be sold on the bus itself.
Anyone who has difficulty getting to the shop to buy tickets may send a cheque with a stamped addressed envelope to the shop, stating whether they wish to be picked up at Tweedsmuir, Broughton or Skirling. The address is: Broughton Village Store, Broughton, Biggar, ML12 6HQ.
All members of the public are welcome, and you can travel more than once if you wish.
- The service is provided by Upper Tweed Community Council, with funding from the Clyde (Borders) Community Fund, using a bus hired from Barc.
- Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
- No special disabled access but the driver will assist people to board when necessary.
- You will be asked to complete a questionnaire on the bus, to help with planning for future years.
- The bus will not stop at places other than those designated, and if you are late the bus will not wait.
- You travel at your own risk. No liability will be assumed by the Upper Tweed Community Council if for some reason the bus cannot run as advertised.
- Any questions? – phone 01899 830250.