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The smart livery of the fleet includes a blue Scottish cross design to the nearside rear. JAMES DAY

James Day visits Chris Rooney of Edinburgh-based Ultimate Highland Experience, which recently took on a fleet of Turas900s to a unique specification

Edinburgh’s market for tour operators utilising small to medium-sized vehicles is proving to be highly lucrative, with many operators enjoying a great deal of success with fleets of minibuses and midicoaches.

One such organisation is Ultimate Highland Experience (UHE), a company which is growing at a phenomenal rate having made 10 fleet additions this year. I visited the company’s Transport Manager, Chris Rooney, who explained more about the workings of the operation.

Chris said he has dealt with large vehicles for the majority of his adult life, having joined the industry as a bus driver at the age of 21 and obtaining a HGV licence shortly thereafter. He took the opportunity to move to Canada, where he was the operations manager for a forestry company, before returning to the UK to take up the role of transport manager at UHE.[…]

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