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100th anniversary open day at Stagecoach Dunfermline


Picture shows a Cravens-bodied Guy Arab III of Alexander (Fife) at Dunfermline depot. This image also appears on the back of an Optare Solo painted in 1980s Fife Scottish minibus livery



This May, the Stagecoach bus depot on St Leonards Street in Dunfermline marks 100 years of existence. Initially a tram depot, then bus depot, the garage has been servicing Fife for a century. To celebrate this milestone, Stagecoach are opening the garage doors for a running day, packed full of heritage fleet displays and family activities on Saturday 19 May.


To celebrate, attendees can visit a wide range of stalls, sing-along with Kingdom FM presenters live on stage and inspect Stagecoach’s latest £2.7million fleet investment with one of the company’s new low-floor coaches on display.


Catering for all ages, those heading to the event can also:

  • Enjoy a fascinating engineering display
  • Reminisce with an array of depot photos, memorabilia and vintage vehicles
  • Get more information on Stagecoach careers and local bus services
  • Let the kids loose to enjoy the onsite bouncy castle, balloon modeller and face painter.
  • Get up close to a range of vehicles and initiatives by the emergency services


Running from 10.00 to 16.00, the open day is free for all, with regular shuttle buses running from Dunfermline bus station and Halbeath park-&-ride to the depot all day.


Paul Thomas, managing director at Stagecoach East Scotland, says: “We’re delighted to be opening our doors at Dunfermline depot for a day. This will give our customers insight into how a depot is run day to day, learn more about their local buses past and present, with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.”


Stagecoach will run a free vintage shuttle bus service from Halbeath park-&-ride and Dunfermline bus station on the day, the timetable for this shuttle is available to view on the company’s website.


Money will be raised for Kingdom Kids and a full programme of activity will be available on the day in return for a charity donation. Further information regarding the event can be found on or via the event page on the Stagecoach East Scotland Facebook account.


The nearby Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond has its spring open day the following day, Sunday 20 May, when shuttle buses will operate half-hourly from Dunfermline bus station.

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