Lady Victoria 715 at Clovenstone
In late September 2010 Lothian Buses unveiled three new branded liveries to compliment the ongoing project of returning Edinburgh's buses to the famous madder-and-white colours, in use for transportation in the Capital for over 100 years. One design is specifically for Service 3, which runs between Clovenstone and Gorebridge and is re-named The Lady Victoria in recognition of Midlothian's mining heritage.
Clovenstone terminus is a very peaceful place to be while waiting for buses to arrive and depart and I was delighted to share this session with my friends Chris Cuthill and James Pringle where much consumption of Lee's Macaroon bars was taken - eh, except that Chris doesn't like them and has to have a Wispa instead!
This livery is so good I feel and I love the red colliery wheel which blends well with the yellow and madder red. Lothian's artistic committee has excelled itself in their new designs, compared to the old and rather eccentric themes based on playing cards - some of which are still roaming around, but all to go during 2011.
Follow the story of The Lady Victoria fleet here in numerical order 701 to 721.