‘Big Stuff Rides’ at Alford

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The Grampian Transport Museum in Alford is preparing to host its first Rides session of the School summer holidays on Thursday July 9.

‘Big Stuff Rides’ will give museum visitors the chance to jump in the passenger seats of some interesting and unusual commercial vehicles, including vintage buses from the Aberdeen & District Transport Preservation Trust and a top of the range DAF XF FTG demonstrator lorry, provided by Norscot in Aberdeen.

Also on display at Big Stuff will be a state of the art Hydrogen bus - operated by FirstAberdeen and owned by Aberdeen City Council.

These buses emit only water vapour, reducing carbon emissions and air pollution. They also have the added benefit of being quieter and smoother to run.

A number of museum vehicles, including the oldest fully functional Sentinel Steam Waggon built in Scotland will also be taking to the circuit.

With the museum open every day during the summer holidays these rides sessions are a fantastic added value extra to the museums standard admission, as curator Mike Ward explains:

“Our museum is very fortunate in that we can regularly offer visitors passenger rides in all sorts of interesting vehicles as part of their visit.

“Big Stuff is just the first of several rides sessions which will take place over the summer holidays.”

The Junior Driving School, a fun ‘learning through play’ initiative for children aged 4 to 10 years old will also be open daily, along with the Travellers Rest Tea Room which is open 10.30am untill 4.30pm daily.