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Round Bute Coach Tours
There are 2 messages in this section.

Alex.O'Brien from Bearsden,East Dunbartonshire,Scotland. Posted 23 Jul 2004.
In the 50s and 60s Rothesay was the dream place for us city kids.Freedom to explore and enjoy the magic of the comings and goings of the steamers at the pier.A highlight has to be the trip round Bute with my sister and cousins and my grandmother.
The coaches had a magical air to them.A unique experience, with a stop at Kingarth for refreshments.Lemonade for us,tea for Granny.Then back to Rothesay with commentary from the driver.Back in time to meet mums and dads fresh from the Black Bull,then a chippy from Zavaroni before the bus to our holiday home in Ballochgoy.It doesnt come much better.Im 53 now and it seems like,well, if you've ever been doon the watter you know what I mean.
Regards to all Alex.
Robert Borland from Troon, Scotland. Posted 26 Apr 2006.
My father was a bus driver on the "Canada Hill" service. It went up to the Co-op Camp. It was uphill and very steep, exhausting if you had to walk, but it was great by bus.

The bus company was Bertie Yeates and they were single deckers and even then they had to strain in second gear on parts of the journey.

The view at the top was well worth the trouble. You could see the Clyde and all the towns and islands for miles around.

It was usually pretty windy though!


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