Bright Bus Does it Batter – Edinburgh’s not-boring-bus tour celebrates their second birthday with city-wide celebrations

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Bright Bus Does it Batter – Edinburgh’s not-boring-bus tour celebrates their second birthday with city-wide celebrations (L to R) Lynsey O'Sullivan of Bright Bus Tours alongside Alicks Fraser of Licks Cake Designs and Tony Stewart, Tour Operations Manager for Bright Bus Tours.
  • Giant birthday cake replica of tour bus created by local baker to mark the occasion
  • Tickets for TRNSMT Festival, Holyrood Distillery Tour, Edinburgh City Pass and free Tour Tickets for the whole family! 

Tiers of celebration were in order to mark the second birthday of Bright Bus Tours. The Open Top Bus Tour Operator marked the day today (Thursday, July 1st 2021) with a celebratory replica bus cake, and a series of birthday presents gifted to people out and about around the city.

The operator of the not-boring Bus Tour, which launched a second sightseeing route around the Capital in May this year, thought there was no butter way to celebrate than to share the birthday cheer after the candles on its first birthday celebrations were blown out by lockdown.

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.”Living up to its reputation of being the brightest tour in town, Bright Bus are keen to encourage people to get a slice of the action around Edinburgh today. Inspired by Willy Wonka, they have a lucky Orange-Ticket-Giveaway and a 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.

Bright Bus Tours enrolled the help of some lovely neighbours to help prepare for its birthday bash. In true bake-off style, Edinburgh-based Licks Cake Design was happy to step up to the challenge of creating a replica of the iconic orange open topper to deliver an eye-catching centrepiece to enjoy amidst 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.”

“We’ve also had some very generous offers from other local businesses like our partners at Holyrood Distillery, Shout Scottish Music Experience and Edinburgh City Pass, who have gifted prizes for today’s giveaways, which I’m sure will go down a treat with both locals and tourists alike!”Tony Stewart continued: “This has been a great opportunity to support a local business. Licks has done a fantastic job in providing our very own edible Bright Bus to celebrate today!

Tickets start from just £10 for 24 hours of hop-on, hop-off fun. Plus, with upgrade options from as little as £3 passengers can add on an extra tour, or additional 24 hour validity to squeeze in even more sightseeing fun!

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