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Ring of Breadalbane Explorer Bus new season

The popular ‘hop on, hop off’ Ring of Breadalbane Explorer bus has just launched for the 2013 season (29 June) and will run every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday until 20 October 2013.

The award winning* bus, which is now in its second season, takes passengers through the stunning Breadalbane area of the Highlands, passing by beautiful towns and villages and stopping at key visitor attractions along the route.

Running both clockwise and anticlockwise on a scheduled timetable, the bus offers visitors the means to have a perfect day out by stopping at popular tourist attractions such as Highland Safaris, Auchingarrach Wildlife Centre, Dewar’s World of Whisky, the Birks Cinema and The Scottish Crannog Centre.

The inspiration and driving force behind the service, the Breadalbane Tourism Co-operative, has been recognised for its innovation and is in the running for a Visit Scotland Thistle Award, having already won the Partnership in Tourism Award at the North East and Tayside regional finals.

The service allows space for bikes, buggies and well behaved dogs for no extra cost, meaning that part of the route can be undertaken by bike for cycling enthusiasts to experience more remote destinations in the area.

Thomas McGonigle of the Breadalbane Tourism Co-operative commented: “We are delighted that the second season of the Ring of Breadalbane Explorer is underway, opening up this beautiful area of the Highlands for those who don’t want to or can’t drive. We have developed a range of itineraries, ‘Day Trips Made Easy’ which will help visitors to decide upon their perfect day out. With an enormous amount of activities to get involved with from each bus stop, visitors will be hard pushed to know what to choose!”

Richard Pinn, VisitScotland Regional Director said: “The Ring of Breadalbane Explorer is a great example of businesses in the local community coming together to provide an excellent service that highlights and showcases the local area. This year we are celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland and what better place to see Scotland at its natural best than in the Highland Perthshire.

“It’s particularly pleasing given the recent Thistle Award win the group received, the grand final will take place in November and I wish them all the best for not only that but for the rest of this holiday season.”

So whether you’re a busy mum looking for ways to entertain the children during the summer holidays, a visitor to the area or a local looking for some car free fun, the Ring of Breadlabane Explorer offers something for everyone, whatever the Scottish weather brings!
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