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The Edinburgh Transport Group

The Edinburgh Transport Group is based in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.  Our aim is to promote an interest in contemporary, historic and heritage public transport, encompassing buses, coaches, railway traffic and other vehicles.  We meet regularly in the Edinburgh area to discuss our interests in an informal friendly situation, in the form of indoor meetings in the Autumn and Winter seasons, and outdoor events in the Spring and Summer months.  Our Winter meetings, from September to April (except January), consist of slide shows, talks and presentations by invited industry managers, knowledgable historians, and our own enthusiastic members.  Summer meetings, from May to August when there are more daylight hours, are normally bus trips to various locations on interesting vintage, heritage or modern buses hired for the occasion.  For more information, please browse the website.

  Forthcoming Events

In light of the Government’s current laws and guidance issued regarding the coronavirus pandemic, The Edinburgh Transport Group’s planned events due to take place for the foreseeable future are cancelled until further notice.

We apologise to all those who were hoping to attend, but our priority must be to protect the health and wellbeing not only of our members, but also that of our guest presenters, visitors, and our venue hosts.

It may be possible to reorganise events soon depending on improvements in the situation and availability of venue and presenters, however we will keep this under review.

Thank you for your consideration and understanding, keep safe and make good use of your time to follow your interests in other ways!

  EXPRESS magazine

Our EXPRESS magazine is published regularly and sent out to members.  EXPRESS No. 82 has recently been published and now we’re looking for material for our next issue.  If you would like to submit an article to be included in the magazine, whether it be detailed or basic, text or simply a few photos, then please contact us, by e-mail if possible.  Don’t worry about how it will look in the magazine, we’ll see to that.  The more material we have to publish, the more magazines you’ll receive!  We hope to publish EXPRESS No. 83 very soon, but we need material for No. 84, so please get writing or photographing.

You can send any contributions using the following methods:-
By e-mail to
By post to Express Magazine, 39 Lilyhill Terrace, Edinburg, EH8 7DR

  2021 Calendar

Our Edinburgh Transport Group 2021 Calendar is available to buy.  Containing 12 colour photos, one for each month, submitted by our members, this will look good hanging on your wall, or as a gift for someone else.  We still have copies available, for 10.00 each, which goes towards our funds to help us pay for events when we can all get together again.

To purchase your calendar, please contact our Treasurer, Lindsay Walls:-
By e-mail at
By post to Mr Lindsay Walls, 8, Buckstone Wood, Edinburgh, EH10 6QW

  EDINBURGH:  The Silent City

ETG Member Stuart Montgomery’s book 'Edinburgh : The Silent City' is now on sale, with all money raised by book sales goes to St. Columba's Hospice.  Please click here for details on how to get your copy.

  MEMBERSHIP - Join us!

The aim of The Edinburgh Transport Group is to promote an interest in public transport, encompassing buses, coaches, railway traffic and other vehicles.

Membership will entitle you to attend our monthly meetings in Edinburgh, and to receive our full colour magazine, EXPRESS, which is issued occasionally.  We hold our meetings on the first Thursday of every month (with the exception of January).  Winter meetings, from September to April, are held indoors, and consist of slide shows, talks, presentations or quizzes.  Summer meetings, from May to August, are normally bus trips to various locations on interesting vintage or modern buses hired for the occasion.

Membership costs 15 per year and is payable from 1 April each year.  Family membership is available for 20 per year.

You not not need to live in the Edinburgh area to join.  We have many members from near and far.  Those who are unable to attend the meetings will of course receive the "EXPRESS" magazine and have the same membership rights as everyone else.

If you are not a member and would like to join, you can currently do this in these ways:-

You can attend at any of the scheduled group meetings which will be detailed on this website, make yourself known and ask to see the Membership Secretary or Treasurer, either of whom will be happy to enrol you.  There is no commitment to join, so if you would like to come along and see what our meetings are like, please do so, and if you decide to return and join us, we will enrol you as a member.

You can write to our Membership Secretary:-
Brian Melrose, 25 Broomburn Grove, Edinburgh, EH12 7NN, enclosing your cheque, and we will enrol you as a member.

A copy of the Groups constitution is available upon request from us at this e-mail address.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Click here for details of where to find us.

Click here for details of some of our past events.

Click here for links to other websites that we hope will be of interest to you.