Tour Bus Katie Gets Reprieve After Freight Problems

katie tour busScilly’s iconic vintage bus has been back on the road on St Mary’s!

Owner Glynne Lucas had arranged to sell his 28-seater bus ‘Katie’ to the operator of wedding party tours in the famous marriage destination of Gretna.

But the deal fell through because it wasn’t possible to transport the 1948- built bus off the islands in November last year, to meet the purchaser’s timeframe.

Now driver Fred Elms has taken the popular tour bus for a drive around St Mary’s to charge the batteries.

The bus was brought to the islands in 1989 by Bruce Maple and its sale generated a flurry of enquiries when details were announced online.

Glynne says he’s now in talks with another potential buyer on the mainland.



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