The First Bus Group’s Dalkeith depot has closed. Routes have been replaced by Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Coach Lines buses. However, these are not exact replacements and it is recommended that you check with the bus operators. The replacements are as follows:
86/86A Lothian Buses 33
92/92A Lothian Buses 39
141/142/241 Lothian Buses 40
139 Lothian Buses 15, 37, 40, 47
110 and 328/428 Edinburgh Coach Lines 328/329/330
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These notes have been retrieved from the Professor Whitestick Archives as I was discussing walking groups for the visually impaired with some friends recently and had made contact with interested groups on Twitter. These are some short walks which can be made with friends and an amenable car driver. These walks can be arranged to suit most capabilities and as the name suggests, the more “interesting” Scottish summer weather gives an extra input with the sound of the wind, rain, squelching boots in mud and rivers in full torrent.
The dates of these walks are recorded with some comments on the local weather at the time. The weather in the summer of 2011 was variable and my twitter feed at the time mentioned the Scottish words such as dreich and drookit. Names of nearest towns and villages as well as proximity to main roads have been added and a search engine will tell you of any other attractions near the area with applicable opening times. It is always worth visiting the local library services as they are a good source of local historical and natural science information.
8 August 2011 Vogrie Park