Bright Bus Tours celebrates second birthday

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The operator has marked its second year of operation with a locally-made bus cake. FIRST

Celebration was the order of the day in Edinburgh recently as First Bus’ Bright Bus Tours, which launched a second sightseeing route around the Scottish capital in May this year, marked its second birthday. The open top operator marked the day on Thursday 1 July with a celebratory replica bus cake, and a series of birthday presents gifted to people out and about around the city.

Inspired by Willy Wonka, Bright Bus Tours said it was having a lucky orange ticket giveaway, while its street team spread throughout city centre handing out Bright Bus birthday cards, each containing prizes including tickets to TRNSMT courtesy of Shout Edinburgh, Holyrood Distillery Tours, Free Edinburgh City Pass Tickets, Free Bright Bus Tickets – with even the non-winning tickets getting a Bright Bus birthday hat as a consolation prize.

Tony Stewart, Tour Manager at Bright Bus Tours said: “It’s great to be able to mark our birthday with a proper celebration this year. We’re thrilled to be able to be out and about in Edinburgh, engaging with locals and tourists and getting them involved in the action. It’s a great way of bringing people together in a safe way, after a tough year, and I’m so glad to see so many people out enjoying our beautiful city’s landmarks through our tours.”

Edinburgh-based Licks Cake Design took up to the challenge of creating a replica of the operator’s orange open-top bus to deliver an eye-catching centrepiece to its celebrations. Chief Baker, Alicks Fraser said: “It’s been so exciting making the Bright Bus Tours birthday cake. We’re a small, family run business, who have missed out on a lot of our usual activity through weddings and parties being cancelled during lockdown. When this brief came in I hopped aboard the chance of getting in the kitchen and to work on a creative design. This has been a great, fun opportunity to let me do what I love most – create a big, bright treat to celebrate a truly sweet occasion.”