Lothian Driver of the Year Competition – Find out how we got on

We were delighted to have two of our drivers in the finals of the first Lothian Buses Driver of the Year Competition yesterday, Wednesday 12 July. Colin Vanbeck and Jim McDonald joined 14 other bus drivers as the events finalists where they took part in various driving tests including reversing, a blind speed test and safety checks.  They also had …

We’re launching LIVE CHAT – Catch the Bus Week

Catch the Bus Week this year runs from 3- 9 July and is a national celebration of the benefits of taking the bus. There is so much to do and see in East Lothian that we want to encourage everyone to get on board our buses and explore. To help to make travel on our buses as easy as possible, …

On the 124 – Visit the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

For a great day during the school holidays, why not hop on our Service 124 to visit the five star Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. There is lots to see and to for people of all ages. Take control of the interactive live cameras and zoom in on the amazing local wildlife on islands such as the Bass Rock, …

Lothian 2016 Accounts Announced

Lothian, our parent company’s improved performance during 2016 has allowed an increase in the dividend paid to our public sector owners of £6.6m, up from £5.5m last year. The figures are contained in the 2016 Annual Report, published today, 22nd June, which also highlights that profits have risen from £6.4m to £11.9m. The results include our performance showing we carried …

Armed Forces Day 2017

Armed Forces Day 2017 takes place this Saturday, 24 June. It is our chance to show support for the men and women across our country who make up the Armed Forces community – from those in active service to the families, veterans and cadets. East Coast Buses as part of the Lothian family has many employees who have served in …

Scottish Transport Awards 2017 – THIS WEEK!

We are delighted to in the running for three awards at the Scottish Transport Awards tomorrow night. East Coast Buses are shortlisted in the Best Bus Service and Excellence in Travel Marketing and Information categories and our Customer Experience and Route Manager,  Mike Steven is in the running for the Frontline Employee of the Year Award. Most of you will …

Visit the Golf Coast with us

East Lothian is famous for it’s many fantastic golf courses, most of which are just an East Coast Buses bus trip away. Taking the bus to your outing saves you the stress of driving and has the added bonus that you and all your friends can get there together discussing shots and techniques. Our buses have space to take your …

Minute’s Silence for London

A minute’s silence will be observed across the country this morning, Tuesday 6 June 2017, in tribute to the victims of the London terror attacks which East Coast Buses will support. At 11am, people across the whole of the UK will fall silent to remember those who lost their lives and all others affected by the attacks in London on …

Take the bus to East Lothian’s award winning beaches

Seven East Lothian beaches have been recognised at this year’s Scottish Beach Awards. These beaches are part of the 60 that have been awarded from across Scotland The Scottish Beach Awards, which have been running for 25 years, celebrate the best managed coastal areas in the country. Gullane Bents, has been recognised on this list every since the awards began …

Together for Manchester

A minute silence will be observed across the country this morning, Thursday 25th May 2017, in tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombing. It is also intended to pay tribute to everyone else affected by the atrocity, including the nearly 120 people who were injured, after an attack on people leaving the Manchester Arena At 1100 today, people across …