New Stagecoach services rekindle memories

A rear view taken at Cairngorm in July 1969 of one of the original ski buses, Highland Omnibuses J1 (ECK 604), an ex-Ribble all-Leyland Royal Tiger dating from 1952.

Stagecoach North Scotland has launched two new coach services that have rekindled different sorts of memories.

The first began on May 22; numbered 30 and called the Aviemore Adventurer. It is operated by a striking and tastefully liveried Plaxton Elite-i inter-deck coach equipped with lockers to accommodate skis, bicycles and other outdoor equipment.

It provides an improved service between Aviemore railway station and Cairngorm Mountain car park at the ski grounds, via Coylumbridge and Glenmore. The first departure from Aviemore leaves at 05:45 and terminates at Glenmore, but an hourly service is offered between 07:00 and 18:00 on Mondays to Saturdays, with seven return trips offered on Sundays.

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