Angus Travel to cease trading

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Ipswich-based coach operator Angus Travel – along with sister coach hire firm Angus Coaches – has announced it is to cease trading as of 31 August.

Established in 1997 by Avril Read, the company offered a range of day excursions, holidays and private hire services. In the past, its tours had taken customers as far away as Austria and Canada.

Avril named the firm after her beloved West Highland White Terrier Angus, who remained the company’s mascot ever since.

In a statement posted on its website and social media accounts, the company wrote: “It is with regret that we have to announce that Angus Coaches and Angus Travel will cease to trade as of 31 August 2020. It has been given a lot of thought and under the current circumstances we have had to make this decision – this has not been an easy decision to make.

“We would like to thank you all for your support over the past 23 years and please stay safe and take care.

“We wish you all the best for the future and if you do see us on the street, please come and say hello! Thanking you all once again, Angus Coaches and Angus Travel.”

Angus coaches were instantly recognisable thanks to the company’s Westie mascot