Centre Circle event

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Nick Larkin reports on a road run event organised by the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust, recreating a 1970s city circular route

Twenty classic buses and coaches toured Glasgow City Centre as a reminder of a 1970s route. The Centre Circle Day was run by the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust with the intention of getting some of its own collection and privately owned machines out on the road.

Buses operated from 1100 to 1600hrs on 24 October on the circular former Greater Glasgow PTE route taking in Sauchiehall Street, Cowcaddens Road, Cathedral Street, High Street, Clyde Street and St Vincent Street.

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Trust spokesman Steven Booth said: “The day worked out really well.  The weather at the start of the day before we left the garage was a bit blustery but it dried up and the sun came out! We had 20 buses on the street and although we were sadly unable to carry passengers the event attracted a lot of attention of passers by as well as bringing the enthusiast community out with their cameras.”

The GVVT owns the former Glasgow Corporation Bridgeton Bus Garage, which is home to more than 100 preserved buses and coaches.