Encountering a middle-aged American tourist who had never used a bus in his life, former Omnibus Society national chairman HARRY BARKER was reminded of the importance of having the right information to demystify the whole business of where and when services run, how to pay a fare and where to get off

East Coast Buses 20006 (SJ18 NFX), a Wright Gemini 3-bodied Volvo B5TL, crossing Edinburgh city centre on its way to North Berwick. HARRY BARKER

My wife and I were in one of the many cafés in the busy seaside town of North Berwick. At the next table was an apparently well-educated American in his late 40s or early 50s who had arrived from Colorado to play golf at some of the county’s world famous courses. Maybe Muirfield or North Berwick course itself, which is a qualifying course for The Open.

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