Scottish buses go green while Lothian staff go pink


Three Scottish bus operators will use £2m from the Scottish Government to bring in 46 new low emission buses.

Transport minister Humza Yousa has announced the latest round of Scottish Green Bus Fund (SGBF) money, worth around £2m, will go to operators First Scotland East, Lothian Buses and Stagecoach East Scotland.

Lothian Buses engineers model the pink look

Mr Yousaf said: ‘The Scottish Government is committed to reducing our carbon emissions and one way to do this is by introducing cleaner transport such as these buses.

‘Not only are they more environmentally friendly, they are also more attractive and quieter, plus points in our efforts to encourage more people out of their cars and onto public transport.

‘The SGBF is also helping our public transport partners invest in the latest emission reducing technology and is another clear indication of our support and commitment to the bus industry in Scotland’.

The SGBF has supported the purchase of 269 low carbon emission buses across Scotland since it was first introduced.

While more of its buses are going green, Lothian Buses’ staff will be decked out in shades of pink later this month to help raise awareness of the importance of checking for breast cancer

On 21 October male and female staff from across Lothian Buses will be pretty in pink in support of the charity Breast Cancer Now.

The company said it is asking passengers to join them in the campaign, which aims to increase the number of women regularly checking their breasts to help more people detect changes or symptoms faster.

Gaynor Marshall, Lothian Buses marketing and communications director said: ‘We’re teaming up with Breast Cancer Now to raise awareness of the importance of checking for signs and symptoms of breast cancer on a regular basis.'

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