Busman’s holidays with a difference


Anyone considering a staycation with bus interest when the current pandemic-related travel restrictions are eased might find what they want at the Bus Stop in East Lothian.

Readers of a certain age will remember how common it was 50 years ago or more to find old buses converted into caravans in many rural parts of the country, particularly more remote areas, often parked at the edge of a field, with no supporting facilities within sight.

Former Lothian 845 (J845 TSC), a Leyland Olympian with Alexander RH body, has become Eco Bus 5 with one super-king and four single beds. The hot tub and toilet are directly behind. 
All pictures by THE BUS STOP

Many of those buses were of great interest, as they frequently dated from pre-war years.

Although using the same basic equipment, i.e. old buses, the Bus Stop at Bankrugg Farm near Gifford offers a different holiday experience. The project, to create tourist accommodation and increase local employment, was part-funded with a grant from the Scottish government and European Union Tyne Esk Leader 2014-20 programme.

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