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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.

  Important Notice - Change of Meeting Venue

    As a result of the failure to gain access to the Rodney Street premises for our September meeting, we have arranged alternative accommodation at The Dunedin Halls, 11 Morningside Drive, EH10 5NX, initially until December 2022 to establish whether this is convenient for members.   The access is via the brown door to the left of the Accountants, and is beside the 36 bus stop.  There is not  a bar facility, but there are hostelries close by to which members can retire after the meeting. Click here for details of where to find us.

    Donald Stirling, Chairman


Dunedin Halls

  Forthcoming Events

    Our planned meetings for the next few months are listed here.  Please put these dates in your diaries.  Further updates will given here in due course.
    Thursday 1 December - Our Annual General Meeting, followed by a slide show and talk. Members are invited to bring alonga flash drive or memory stick to be used as part of a members’ slide show evening.
    Members only but renewal of membership may be paid on the evening at 15 per year for individuals or 20 for families.
    See below for details of our meeting venue and how to get there.
    Thursday 5 January 2023 - There is no meeting held in January.
    Thursday 2 February - A talk and slide show, presenter to be advised.
    Details of where to find our meetings can be found by clicking here.

  EXPRESS magazine

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Our EXPRESS magazine is published regularly and sent out to members.  EXPRESS No. 84 is with members now.  So 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!  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, Edinburgh, EH8 7DR

  NEW BOOK:  EDINBURGH:  The Silent City

ETG Member Stuart Montgomery’s book 'Edinburgh : The Silent City' is 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.

  NEW BOOK:  Seeking The Perfect Location


ETG Member Richard Walter’s book ‘Seeking the Perfect Location - Trials and tribulations of a bus photographer’. is on sale.  To get your copy,email for details of how to make payments.  Mention that you are a member of ETG and Richard will ensure that the a discount is applied.

  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.