Summer fun in and around the City

Stuart Smith 2011, News

A guide to the popular visitor attractions in and around Aberdeen that are now easily accessible by bus will be launched in Aberdeen today (August 1st)

Regional Transport Partnership Nestrans, through its Sustainable transport partnership Getabout, has teamed up with bus operator First to produce the Summer in the City guide which provides tourists and local families with information needed to see 12 of the most popular city destinations including the Duthie Park, Satrosphere, St Machars Cathedral, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, His Majesty’s Theatre and the beach amusement park.

The team will be at St Nicholas Square from 10am to 3pm today to hand out Summer in the City guides which include information on First and Stagecoach bus services, rail links and Park & Ride sites to help visitors plan their trip around the city. There will also be an opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win one of five First weekly bus passes.

Don Kent, Getabout co-ordinator of regional transport partnership Nestrans, says: “Summer in the City is not only a fun way of encouraging families to think before jumping in the car but also demonstrates the importance of more sustainable transport methods.

It shows how easy it is to get out and about to the places that you would normally rely on the car to get to. It’s a great way to spend the last few weeks of summer, there are outdoor and indoor attractions, so no matter the weather there is something to keep the whole family entertained.”

Paula Middleton, Marketing Manager for First in Aberdeen said: “Summer in the City aims to encourage families and friends to make the most of their time this summer and visit some of Aberdeen’s finest destinations by bus.  With frequent services across our network and a wide range of great value tickets there’s never been a better time to try the bus for the first time.”

Led by regional transport partnership Nestrans, Getabout is supported by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, NHS Grampian, University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen College and the Energy Savings Trust.