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#SP2021 – Mev Brown – Reform Party

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Mev Brown is a freelance journalist, and a would-be politician. He has been a candidate a couple of times before and is now number 2 on the Reform Party regional list for Lothian.He...

Lothian to resume evening services

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Lothian Buses have confirmed that all evening services will resume on Thursday evening.All services after 7.30pm on Lothian Buses, Lothian Country and East Coast Buses will operate tonight with an increased police presence.Sarah...

No bus services tonight – Lothian withdraws buses to keep drivers and passengers safe

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There will be no bus services in Edinburgh after 7.30 this evening. This is a response from Lothian who have decided to withdraw all services after months of antisocial behaviour.All buses operated by...

Lothian driver shares story of antisocial behaviour

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VIDEO TELLS LOTHIAN DRIVER’S STORYLothian has released a video highlighting the lasting impact that instances of antisocial behaviour can have on bus drivers and others dealing with the public.Working in partnership with Police Scotland,...

Coronavirus – Reaction to new restrictions

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The new restrictions announced today by the First Minister have met with some comment as you might imagine.After the announcement of over 1,000 new cases today the government has acted to stop the...

Coronavirus – the evidence

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Just before the First Minister made her statement to parliament this afternoon, an evidence paper from the Chief Medical Officer Gregor Smith, Chief Nursing Officer Fiona McQueen and National Clinical Director Jason Leitch has...

Coronavirus – today’s numbers

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The Scottish Government has announced another 806 cases of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland since yesterday.In Lothian 180 cases have been reported. Over 300 of the positive cases are...

Coronavirus – Plea to people living in Lothian to help avoid second lockdown

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NHS Lothian has issued a plea to all Lothian residents to follow the latest Covid-19 guidance and in doing so, help to keep Lothian out of lockdown.The plea comes as the Edinburgh holiday...

Edinburgh may merge buses and trams in one company

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Although there was a full council meeting earlier in the week one of the most dramatic changes in the city was not discussed there. It will instead be discussed at the Policy & Sustainability...

Lothian helping key workers to keep moving

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Lothian Buses has told us it is updating its critical services network from Sunday 12 April 2020 to help keep key workers across Edinburgh and the Lothians moving during this time.  Since the introduction of...

Coronavirus – Latest figures from Scotland

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The Scottish Government announces the latest figures each day at 2.00pm.Today there have been 13,889 Scottish tests conducted.Of these 1384 were positive41 patients have diedIn Lothian the number of cases is 188....

Coronavirus – Lothian introduce critical services network from Sunday

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LOTHIAN BUSES PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS TO MAINTAIN SPECIAL COVID-19 SERVICELothian Buses has announced it will introduce a critical services network across Edinburgh and the Lothians from Sunday 28 March 2020 due...

Coronavirus – Lothian to reduce bus services

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Lothian has announced today that it intends reducing services across Edinburgh and the Lothians, subject to approval from the Traffic Commissioner, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.  These service reductions would take effect from Monday...

Tram to Newhaven – Bus diversions on Leith Walk from end March

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Lothian announces changes to its network as work begins on Leith Walk in the next stage of the Trams to Newhaven project.There will be significant traffic management put in place on the Leith...

Lothian will keep you on the move over Christmas

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Lothian has announced its Christmas network plans, giving you more time to plan your festive trips and nights out, including new Christmas services for those wanting to get out of the city to West...

Lothian thanks customers for Macmillan fundraising

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Lothian is today saying thank you to its staff and customers, after they raised over £35,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support across their two year partnership.Macmillan Cancer Support were Lothian’s first official ‘Charity of Choice...

‘More than just a driver’ courses for Lothian

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LOTHIAN PARTNERS GUIDE DOGS SCOTLAND AND WHIZZ-KIDSLothian has today announced new partnerships with Guide Dogs Scotland and Whizz-Kidz as part of its annual compulsory Certificate of Professional Competence training for bus drivers. The course, called...

Lothian’s Adam is named UK Bus Driver of the Year

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Adam Stitt from Mayfield drives for Lothian and has been named the UK Bus Driver of the Year this week in the competition held in Blackpool.The bus drivers have to prove their technical...

Lothian bus strike called off – for now

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A “deeply damaging” strike by bus drivers has been suspended at the eleventh hour after drivers were given “further assurances about harassment and bullying” by Lothian management.The strike action, due to start on Friday,...

Looking forward to the Cavalcade this Sunday – here’s the line up!

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Lothian have announced the vehicles taking part in this Sunday’s cavalcade and display. The buses they are rolling out include some of the company's oldest dating back to the 1940s. The bus company is...

Lothian’s profits increase on last year

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Our bus company Lothian has announced that it will pay its owner, The City of Edinburgh Council, an increased dividend this year of £7.7 million up from £6.8 million last year.2018 performance against...

Neil Findlay steps down from the Labour front bench

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Labour MSP for Lothian Neil Findlay announced today that he will resign his seat in the Scottish Parliament at the next election in 2021.He also intimated to Richard Leonard the Labour Leader in...

New care framework for Huntington’s disease

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Local staff and families at forefront of work to help people with complex neurodegenerative conditionOne of the world’s first local Care Frameworks for Huntington’s Disease (HD) has been launched in Lothian.Families affected by HD...
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Skylink now accept contactless payment

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Customers travelling on Lothian’s Skylink bus services will be able to pay for their fare using contactless methods of payment from today.The technology has been fitted to all Skylink vehicles providing customers with...
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Lothian under fire for lack of pram and wheelchair spaces on new buses

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Disabled people and parents with young children are being “shut out of central Edinburgh” by a bus company after it failed to offer additional accessible spaces on its new vehicles. Lothian has just unveiled its...

Lothian’s new buses will carry 100 passengers

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Lothian have shown off their new double decker buses which they hope to put into service in early 2019.The 100 seat Enviro400XLB three axle double decker is a UK first, and the company says...

Lothian putting police drivers through their paces

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Lothian is conducting bus driving training for Police Scotland's Divisional Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh.Working in partnership with Police Scotland, road policing officers will train for (and hopefully pass!) their Public Service Vehicle driving...

Lothian already expanding services to West Lothian which begin this weekend

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In a move which echoes what used to happen in the dim and distant past, Lothian Buses are now going to run a green and cream service out to West Lothian. It used to...

Skylink 400 is the final piece in the bus route to the airport

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Lothian has a new cross city service for Edinburgh Airport customers, augmenting the company’s existing airport services and creating new links for residents and visitors to the city.Skylink 400 will connect Edinburgh Airport with...

Lothian has its team ready for Bus Driver of the Year competition

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The 2018 UK Bus Driver of the Year competition takes place in Blackpool and now Lothian has chosen its five finalists to go forward to the contest.They had to compete with eleven other drivers...

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