Record visitor numbers for Lothian open day
Lothian Buses welcomed more than 10,000 people in just four hours for its Doors Open Day event at its Annandale Street headquarters; more than double the usual numbers who attend. This year, as well as the regular attractions of depot tours and modern vehicles on display, enthusiasts were able to sample a selection of vintage buses which ran between Lothian Road and Newhaven on the Service 16, with many passengers jumping onboard to travel back in time.
“We were amazed and delighted by the amount of visitors who came along on Saturday to support Lothian Buses and see behind the scenes of our depot, and at the number of people who chose to travel back in time on one of our vintage vehicles,” says Richard Hall, managing director, Lothian Buses.
“Our team of over 100 volunteers did an outstanding job of making this massive event one to remember. We take huge pride in belonging to the communities we operate in and our team are already looking forward to our 2017 event.”
Proceeds on the day raised over £5000, which will be split between Guide Dogs Scotland and Poppy Scotland.