Britain’s most northerly double-decker?

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Over the last two issues, Jonathan Welch has reported on the bus journeys he made during his trip to the Shetland Islands earlier this year. As the pictures showed, there is some spectacular scenery to be found, but all viewed from a single-decker. It seems that although double-deckers would be great to admire the views, they are not suited to the narrow roads and strong winds.

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However, there is one to be found on the islands, although at the time of Jonathan’s visit, it appeared out of use. A long way from its original home in Bournemouth, GRU 168V is a former Yellow Buses Leyland Fleetline, which swapped its yellow and blue colours for a coat of red and served as a café on Unst. If anyone knows any more about the bus, CBW would be interested to hear.