Schools Out For Summer!

Schools out! Which means it’s time for your kids to have fun and enjoy themselves, and we think that means you should too! Afterall, if you’re planning a family day out, why should you spend time driving to and from your destination when you could sit back, relax and save on fuel using public transport. More importantly, opting for public transport means you can save the environment while having fun!

To give you a helping hand, we’ve picked out some of the best public transport deals for you and your family to enjoy during the holidays.

Scotrail Kids Go Free

The Scotrail “Kids Go Free” is a great deal to invest in if you’re planning a family trip away in Scotland. The incredible deal allows for up to two children, aged 5-15, to travel free with each adult on off-peak services to any destination in Scotland; in other words, one adult ticket admits two children for free!

…and the benefits don’t stop there. The ticket allows for one child to gain free admittance to top attractions such as the Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium and the Edinburgh Dungeons.

For more information, including terms and conditions, head over to

Citylink Kids Go Free On Weekends

Citylink’s fantastic Family Day Ticket allows for children up to the age of 15 to travel for free during weekends from any Citylink point within Scotland.

Citylink offer bus services to many of Scotland’s most beautiful destinations, including those which are usually harder to reach using public transport. You and your family could find yourselves taking adventures to breathtaking locations such as Skye, Oban, Mull and Loch Lomond – or visiting some of Scotland’s big cities such as Glasgow and Aberdeen.

To get more information on this fantastic deal, visit

Megabus £3 Fares

This summer, Megabus have added 1 million £3 fares on trips within the UK. To get your hands on this amazing deal all you need to do is ensure you book in at least 4 weeks advance before the 7th of September!

Megabus offer services to many fantastic destinations within the UK including Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Inverness; the possibilities for your summer getaway location are endless.

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By opting to invest in one of these fantastic public transport offers, you’ll not only save yourself money, but you’ll help save the environment too! According to Tree Hugger, the environmental cost of 4 people travelling by car is 104kg of C02; this is the same emission levels as 3-8 people travelling by bus, that’s up to double the amount of people that can fit in a car! Travelling by public transport will therefore strengthen the fight against the spreading of toxic emissions which are extremely harmful to the environment.



About switchoffandbreathe

The East Central Scotland Vehicle Emissions Partnership (VEP) is a partnership between four councils (East Lothian, Mid Lothian, West Lothian, and Falkirk Councils) which has been running for over a decade with funding provided from the Scottish Government. We actively deal with reports from members of the public who identify vehicles which are excessively smoky and also vehicles sitting stationary with their engines running unnecessarily. The remit of the VEP is to help reduce vehicle emissions by encouraging drivers to switch off their engine whenever possible, educating the general public by the provision of free vehicle emissions testing, handling idling complaints and more.

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