News from 2013

20th December 2013

Christmas and New Year Timetables

We will operate a normal timetable for both the 121 & 123 services throughout the holiday period except on 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January when there will be no service.

19th December 2013

Our latest Newsletter:- Merry Christmas and a look back at 2013
- click here to read it

10th December 2013

This is our new infomercial, and in what is an industry first it's filmed entirely in 3D. The film is set to our latest East Coast FM radio advert, which you can hear on 107.6 FM, and was filmed using the Go Pro 3D camera system.
This links two Go Pro's together in a special housing to create stunning visually deep 3D video.Click below to view -

10th November 2013

We were visited a few weeks ago by Tim Deakin from Route ONE magazine to conduct a road test on our new Volvo Plaxton Leopard as it is the first of it's kind on the road
Click on the image to read the full article

31st October 2013

We're going to need a bigger trophy cabinet!!

It's with great pride that we can announce that last night at the annual MEL Chamber of Commerce awards we were presented with the 'Best Family Business' award.

15th October 2013

Our latest new coach, the first of the new Plaxton Leopard's to take to the road!!

We were sworn to secrecy for many months after ordering this brand new model of coach, which has a Volvo B9R chassis. Plaxton asked us not to reveal anything about it until they launched it at Coach & Bus Live 2 weeks ago. Ours was the second one built, but is the first one registered and on the road.

It is not the first time we have bought a brand new model. We did so in 2001 buying the first production Dennis / Plaxton R-Series coach and again in 2007 when we bought the first 33 seat version of the new Cheetah 2 body.

We bought our first new Plaxton just over 15 years ago, it was a Dennis Javelin with a Premiere 320 body, and since then have bought another 16 new and several second hand models of various different bodies.

As well as giving our passengers the very latest coaches we are proud to support British industry, in our own small way. It is a matter of great pride that our entire coach fleet, with the exception of our Mercedes Vario 24 seaters, are bodied by Plaxton. We have lost so many skills in this country over the years and it would be a tragedy if we lost our ability to produce our own coach bodies.

8th October 2013

Today we released a press statement Press Statement and our latest newsletter both announcing our success at last weeks 'Operator Excellence Awards' click here to read it

5th October 2013

It is with immense pride that we can announce that on the evening of 2nd October we won 'Small Fleet - Coach Operator of the Year' at the RouteONE magazine Operator Excellence Awards 2013 which were held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham and attended by 720 guests.

This is the second year in a row we have won one of the operator awards, which is unprecedented, after winning the 'Medium Fleet' category at last years awards.The award was presented to us by former BBC newsreader Angela Rippon, Route One editor Mike Morgan and award sponsors Volant Commercials Mark Baker.
These are the judges comments as to why we won - Standing still is not considered an option by our winner. It has innovated and invested with the best of them, adding live tracking enhanced by a mobile phone App, while adding a colourful QR code to its vehicles. It has seen truly impressive organic growth as a consequence. However, what singles out this operator is the way in which the personal pride expressed by its owner is translated into excellence in all aspects of the business.

To make the night even more special our friends at Perryman's Buses won the 'Small Bus Operator' category.

Click below to see how we found out we had won -

26th September 2013

Our latest You tube clip - Refreshing the brand
A short time lapse film showing how we changed the logo's on one of our Enviro 200's to our new design which were designed and made in house.

25th September 2013

Our latest Newsletter:- A new coach, updated logos and livery and an awards dinner to attend!!
- click here to read it

29th August 2013

Last week we were asked at short notice if we would consider sponsoring a raft which pupils from Knox Academy were entering in the annual North Berwick RNLI raft race.
As well as raising funds for the RNLI it was to raise money for a trip to China in 2014 by pupils from the school.
We were delighted when we were told that the two rafts had come 3rd and 5th in the race and that they had won the trophy for the most sponsorship raised.

5th August 2013

The latest addition to our fleet, a 29 seat Mercedes Plaxton Cheetah, is now in service. It is the first vehicle to feature our new logo and striking new livery, which we have started applying to some of our recent vehicles as well.
It features 29 reclining seats with 3 point seatbelts and has Air Conditioning as standard. There is more information about the coach on the 29 seater page in the 'Our Coaches' section of thsi site.

22nd July 2013

We are proud to have supported East Coast FM for the last few years on the internet and now on 107.6 FM. We have sponsored the 'School Bell' show, which is presented by a different High School each weekday evening between 6 pm and 8 pm, for over two years and recently agreed to sponsor 'Afternoon Live' which is on Saturday between 2 pm & 4 pm

To listen to the jingle press play below

26th June 2013

Community is Key!!
We were delighted when Andrew Cream, the Deputy Editor, from Coach and Bus Week asked if he could visit us a few weeks ago. Andrew really seemed to grasp who we are and what we do and this week we are featured in the magazine in the 'Operator Profile' section

Click on the image to read the full article

25th June 2013

Our latest Newsletter:- Another First !! - click here to read it

This Saturday, as we usually do, we will be running shuttle buses to Haddington Show at it's new location at East Fortune. Our coaches will leave from Haddington and also North Berwick on the hour starting at 10:00 returning from the Showground on the half hour with the last bus at 18:30.

We ran the shuttle service every one of the 20 years it was based at Westfield Farm. We will also have one of our coaches on display near the entrance so come and say hello if your there. Timetable details are on the Special Events page and also on our App.

21st June 2013

It is with immense pride that we can announce that we have been chosen as finalists in the Route One Operator Excellence Awards for, unprecedented for a Scottish operator, the third year in a row.

The fleet sizes have changed this year so we are now classified in the 'Small Coach Operator of the Year' category. We were finalists in 2011 and won 'Medium Coach Operator of The Year 2012' last year.

We could not achieve this level of success without the hard work and commitment that everyone work works with us puts in every day and is further testament to the quality of service we provide our customers.

20th May 2013

An introduction to our company - Our new short promotional film made for us by Raw Film Productions. Our Managing Director talks about our ethos and the services we provide, mainly for our local community. Featuring comments from long standing customers. Click below to view -

16th April 2013

Our latest Newsletter, App-Prentice & Qr Code - click here to read it

9th April 2013

To further enhance the information we provide our customers we are delighted to announce the launch of our new 'Mobile Website' and 'App'
When you access our website from a mobile device you will be asked if you want to view the mobile version of our site, or download our App if you have a suitable device.You can also view the site by clicking here

The Android version of the App is available in the Google Play Store and we hope to have a version for iPhone ready shortly.

4th March 2013

Our latest Newsletter, Simply Safe and Live Tracking - click here to read it

25th February 2013

We know where our buses and coaches are so why shouldn't you?

To further enhance the service we provide our passengers today we are launching our 'Live Tracking' system. We now have the ability to provide our customers with a link to a dedicated page, password protected if need be, at no extra charge whatsoever.

We are also providing live tracking information for our bus services so that passengers can see in real time where the buses are.

For more information click here

11th February 2013

We are delighted to announce that on 6th February we found out that we are one of around 50 coach operators from all over the UK that are founder members of the new BUSK Benchmark safety accrediation scheme.
Companies are assessed by BUSK and given a star rating. We have been given a 6 Star rating, the highest available. We are the only operator in the region to be a member.

To be accepted as a member by BUSK of 'Simply Safe' and 'Benchmark' we have had to go through a rigorous inspection process. This has included submitting 3 years worth of maintenence records, showing that our drivers all hold 'Enhanced Disclose Scotland' certificates and providing evidence that all our staff undergo periodic training.

2nd February 2013

We're delighted to be featured in an article on social media this weeks Route ONE magazine.We were interviewed by Jessamy Hudson about our use of twitter and facebook
Click on the image to read the full article

18th January 2013

As well as being an 'Award winning operator' today we came close to adding 'By Royal Appointment' when we were involved in the Royal visit by HRH Princess Anne to Leuchie House. One of our Cheetah's was on call to operate a shuttle service for the invited guests, the Princess arrived by car!!

  • 2012 News