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Lothian to run bus services to mass vaccination centres

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Lothian has confirmed this morning that they will reroute bus services to the Royal Highland Showground from Sunday.This is intended to be a useful service for any passengers who have appointments at the...

Dumbiedykes residents meeting tonight to save their bus service

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There will be a meeting this evening at Braidwood Community Centre to try and save the number 6 bus service.This service, usually a single deck bus, loops from Hanover Street to The Scottish...

Lothian boss alights

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Lothian Buses today announced that its Managing Director, Richard Hall is to step down from his role following the company’s next Board meeting on 5 March 2020.Mr Hall first joined Lothian in April 2016...

Lothian bus boss thanks staff

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More than 8,500 queries were handled by Lothian on its social platforms during a 48-hour period at the peak of the recent extreme weather.And their customer services team dealt 500 calls and Richard Hall,...

Otters Win Public Vote for New Bus Design

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An animal-themed Lothian bus voted for by the public is now patrolling the streets of Edinburgh.RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and Lothian Buses teamed up to give the public the chance to vote for the latest...

Poppy Bus launched for Remembrance Day

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Lothian has unveiled a striking new design for its annual ‘Poppy Bus’ to mark Remembrance Day 2017.This year’s the design takes a modern turn and features a creative of cascading bright red poppies set...

New bus routes taking more shoppers to Fort Kinnaird

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Six months ago Lothian added more services to Fort Kinnaird by changing the number 18 and 49. Now the company has reported that there has been a fifty per cent rise in the number...

Lothian Buses staff meet two of their sponsored guide dog puppies

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Staff at Lothian Buses recently enjoyed a visit from two of their sponsored guide dog puppies.Lothian Buses has supported the charity Guide Dogs for over a year and has named three puppies with the...

Name your favourite animal and design the Number 26 bus

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Do you have a favourite animal? Then vote for it and you might see it on the number 26 bus on its way to Edinburgh Zoo.The number 26 goes all the way across the...

Lothian Buses shortlisted at the UK Bus Awards

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Our local bus company has made the shortlist at the UK Bus Awards. These are the most prestigious national bus industry awards and Lothian Buses is up for winning the Top City Operator and...

Lothian Buses roll out first of all-electric vehicles

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Our local bus company is going one step further to ensure that their vehicles do not add to the air pollution problems in Edinburgh any more than is necessary.They have now launched six all...

Doors Open Day at Lothian Buses was ‘vintage’ fun

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Lothian Buses did not only open their doors on Doors Open Day last Saturday - they used the occasion to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support too.Over 8,000 people came to visit their garage...

Get ready for Leith Street closure

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Edinburgh St James is one of the biggest retail and mixed use developments ever built in the city centre  and it is true that it is causing disruption already to traffic and pedestrians, but...

Lothian Buses introduce pilot ‘contactless payment’ scheme

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If you are using Lothian’s Airlink 100 service between Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport from Sunday 30 July then you will be able to pay for your fare using contactless, as part of...

Your number 26 is now greener than ever

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Lothian Buses paraded along from Princes Street to Edinburgh Zoo today with their fleet of 30 brand new, low emission buses serving one of Edinburgh’s busiest roads at an investment of over £7m.The new Euro 6 vehicles...

Royal Highland Show 2017 was a record breaker

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Lothian Buses has reported an increase of almost 12% in customer journeys over the four days of the Royal Highland Show.There were special services for those going out to Ingliston and customer advisers on...

Royal Highland Show 2017 – how to get there

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There will be some special services laid on by Lothian Buses next week to get visitors to the Royal Highland Show to and from the city centre. The show which is held at Ingliston...

Extra buses for the Robbie Williams concert

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Over thirty additional Lothian vehicles will be added to the company’s services operating in and around Murrayfield this Friday to help make sure Robbie Williams fans are able to get to and from the...

Lothian Country say their new number 43 was pretty busy today

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Lothian Country the new subsidiary of Lothian Buses began its new Queensferry service earlier today and we stepped aboard one of the first buses from St Andrew Square so that we would meet some...

Lothian Buses to introduce new service to South Queensferry

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The Ferry will not be left without a bus service following intervention by Lothian Buses.The Edinburgh Reporter has been told that from 4 June 2017 they will be introducing a new service to South...

Two new bus routes to take you to Fort Kinnaird

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Lothian Buses numbers 18 and 49 will take you shopping at Fort Kinnaird more often.The number 18 will go to the shopping centre from the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh by way of Little France and Greendykes Road.Number...

Guide dog pups named Marine and Diesel after Lothian Buses

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 After raising £15,000 for Guide Dogs Scotland, staff at Lothian Buses have received news that the puppies they named Marine and Diesel have been born.Over the next year, Lothian Buses will receive updates...

Jet to the airport from the north of Edinburgh

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There is a new bus route being launched from Ocean Terminal to Edinburgh Airport, offering an alternative to those living in the north of Edinburgh from 23 April 2017.The Lothian Buses Skylink service will be a...

55 new jobs at Lothian Buses with new Airlink service

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Lothian Buses have posts for 45 new drivers and 10 new apprentices as they aim to expand services to meet demand.Although nationally there is an overall decline in the number of people using buses, that...

Ruth’s the ‘New start’ at Lothian Buses

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 To mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson visited Lothian Buses to help them remove a wheel nut from one of the fleet's greenest buses.This is an annual focus on the way...

Lothian Buses named policing partner of the year

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At the Scottish Police Excellence Awards today Lothian Buses was crowned as policing partner of the year. The main reason for the capital's bus company rising above its competition was that it has a...

East Coast Buses are hiring!

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East Coast Buses began running services from Edinburgh to East Lothian last August taking over an existing company with members of staff, and ensuring the continuation of a public transport link from the capital and...

All aboard the new number 22

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Lothian Buses has invested around £6 million in 25 new buses which it is now using on the number 22 route spanning the city from Leith to the Gyle.There was a surprise guest on board...

Edinburgh Bus Tours win gold

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Edinburgh Bus Tours which is part of Lothian Buses has won a top award from Green Tourism.This body makes awards on the basis of sustainable best practice, and Edinburgh Bus Tours with its new...

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Leisure come out top at 2016 VIBES Awards

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Two of our biggest Edinburgh companies have been recognised today as champions of business sustainability at the 17th annual VIBES awards. (VIBES stands for Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland which is...
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