Photos from my Scottish Holidays in June, aka #BeccasHoosePartyTour 2016
The camera phone I usually use had problems just before this holiday, despite being repaired in time… they fixed the glass but not the locking up! For parts of Sat and Sun I used the DSLR but found it slower and more problematic. Therefore after that is all my photos, but on a few days, Graeme/Tails’s photos have been added to the mix. If none of that makes any sense – don’t’ worry – just enjoy, and click the links to view the full album.
Heading to Dundee
A few photos in Dundee before we headed to the Aberdeen tour by the Omnibus Society. Work in progress, as the mobile was playing up, the DSLR did them all other apart from Stonehaven when it played up, so others to follow. Some duplicates to be weeded out…
Morning visit to Dundee Meeting House, now located round the corner in Whitehall Street. A few shops and other photos before heading back to Graemes. Then 51 out to Piper Dam (complete loop and back to town, evening StreetLite journey on 33 to Whitfield The Crescent, then the 22A evening only service to Strathmartine before staying on that bus back to Graeme’s place. Some duplicates to be weeded out…
2016 edition of an old title, with a bigger chunk of Angus! So, 57 into Dundee city, 21 to Forfar library, walk to Asda Forfar, 21a to Whitehills HCCC, 24 to Forfar town, 25 to tesco Forfar Don Street, 20 to Kirriemuir, 128 to alyth (smith and sons), 57 to Blairgowrie, 34b to Perth via spittalfield, 647 to Stirling via Crieff, 23 to St. Andrews then 99a to Dundee for dinner at Project Pie.
22 into Dundee city centre, 236 to Claverhouse and back, 203 to lochee, walk through to stack, 24 to city and another 22 back. Evening was out in the car with my sister and brother in law and nephew, including a stop at Taza before visiting their place.
From Dundee, Service 51 to Dundee City Centre, Stagecoach 16 to Perth, Stagecoach 301 to Broxden Park + Ride, X55 to Dunfermline, X51 to Livingston (WITH THE SAME DRIVER WE HAD FOR THE ABERDEEN TRIP THE PREVIOUS SATURDAY!!!) and X51 back to Ferrytoll P&R, X54 back to Dundee. Thoughts were to to get a few shots including a journey on the X55 Perth-Edinburgh, and the first visit to Livi for years…
… A few shots of unusual bus workings – temporary Harris Academy service 11S, the one midibus journey on Service 5 (which comes off the Auchterhouse or Murroes circle before going onto the 206), the extra AM peak in Dundee on the X54 via Dundee City Centre, Longforgan and Errol Cross sots from the top deck of a passing ‘decker!, evening Moffat and Williamson into Dundee, and much more besides.
Into Dundee City Centre on the 22, then some photos in town, including snapping the staff transfer bus service between Xplore Dundee’s Dock St premises and the Craigtoun Park site, where they park up school buses between trips (see Day 8!). Then Stagecoach 59 to Blairgowrie, 874 to Blacklunnans Road End and back to the depot, walk over the bridge then 57 to Perth, 16 to Ninewells, and XD 17 back.
Some photos of Graeme’s (including one of mine using his camera when mine locked up!) are in a separate album.
From the camera of Graeme/Tails Prower – some Blairgowrie and Perth shots, plus I borrowed his camera when mine locked up at the end of the 874 journey at Blacklunnans Road End – cracking shot nevertheless so you can see why I didn’t want to miss it!
See the main Day 7 album too and it will hopefully make more sense.
A day of Dundee related items! Start on 28/29 to Douglas Sainsbury’s (XD), then Stagecoach 88 to Broughty Ferry, XD 206 to West Ferry, XD 9 Outer Circle to City Centre, Stagecoach 99 series to St Andrews, 64A to Craigtoun Park gates for the XD buses parked up between school runs! Brenda’s car (long story but passing motorist offered us a lift to save us the walk back to Bogward or a 115 minute wait, as the buses are kinda tight together), then a 99 series back to Dundee, then a 24 to The Stack, 10 Outer Circle to Ninewells, 14 to Douglas, and 28/29 back to town. Then dinner with first sarbeni in ages, before continuing back to Graeme’s.
As above, but Graeme’s photos
A day on some about-to-be cancelled favourites (36 and 41), or under threat as you prefer! Into Dundee City Centre then 42 to Cupar, 41 to Kirkcaldy, X40 to Glenrothes, 36 to Perth, 56 to Halbeath Park & Ride, for an X54 to Dundee. A seperate album has a more comprehensive selection of photos by Graeme/Tails, following locking up of my own camera phone throughout the holiday.
A day on some about-to-be cancelled favourites (36 and 41), or under threat as you prefer! Into Dundee City Centre then 42 to Cupar, 41 to Kirkcaldy, X40 to Glenrothes, 36 to Perth, 56 to Halbeath Park & Ride, for an X54 to Dundee. Photos by Graeme/Tails, following locking up of my own camera phone.