Cabbies from Glasgow and Edinburgh were out in force as the most eagerly anticipated events in the taxi calendar took place across Scotland’s two foremost cities.
Edinburgh Taxi Trade Children’s Outing
The Edinburgh Taxi Trade Children’s Outing has been running for over 60 years and during that time many thousands of drivers have donated their time and effort to making the day the success that it is. This year’s event was no different with over 60 vehicles on hand to help hundreds of underprivileged children enjoy a day to remember.
In time honoured tradition the celebrations started at Murrayfield stadium with spirits high and everyone raring to go. From Murrayfield the taxis made there way in convoy, via Mussleburgh for an ice-cream break, to Gullane; finally arriving at Yellowcraig beach at Dirleton. The barbecue was soon in full flow and the party continued throughout the day.
Among the many supporters of the event was Cab Direct, which donated £1,000 towards outing funds.
Glasgow Taxi Drivers Outing
In a similar fashion the Glasgow Outing saw the procession of taxis start at Kelvin Way. The cabs formed two lines with the surrounding streets blocked off to make way for the convoy. The decorations had to be seen to be believed and the people lining the streets weren’t disappointed as the Glasgow drivers, many of whom dressed up for the occasion themselves, once again pulled out all the stops with their extravagantly designed cabs.
The parade then made its way to the coast at Troon where the residents were more than ready for hosting the day’s events. The town’s decorations rivaled that of the procession and the laughter and fun of the day was infectious. One highlight for the kids was a long wheelbase Peugeot E7, packed to the brim with all manner of sweets and treats.
As always both days proved a huge success and a great time was had by children and drivers alike. Congratulations to everyone involved in organising and supporting these fabulous events.