Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh moots shuttle plan

A shuttle could appear at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh after staff proposed a transport system.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is considering introducing an on-site transport system.
A system could be trialled by next summer, according to the garden's head of visitor services Alan Bennell.

"This is an idea we have been pursuing on and off for the past five years and I believe now is the right time to drive ahead with a transport system," he said.

The aim is to give elderly and disabled people or those with young children an easier option to make it around the grounds.

A similar shuttle service operates at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

A £16m visitor centre at the Botanics — The John Hope Gateway — opened earlier this month.

 

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