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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Highland Council Provides Buses to Support Highland Cross Event 

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On hearing the news that one of the transport providers for the Highland Cross event taking place this weekend had pulled out at short notice, The Highland Council has stepped in to help.

Three 77 seat double-deckers from the Council’s in-house bus service have been offered.

Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Ken Gowans said:

“We were delighted to be able to assist the event organisers are very short notice by making 3 of our double-decker buses available.

“I wish all the competitors, spectators and organisers a very successful event.”

Calum Munro from the organising team said:

“We are all deeply indebted to Highland Council Members and officials for their assistance in finding a solution to the transport issues faced by us, at extremely short notice.”

The Highland Cross is a 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly.

The annual event raises money for causes that benefit the people of Highland, disadvantaged by disability, ill health or social need.

Entry to the Highland Cross is by invitation only and on Saturday 265 teams of 3 (795 persons) of all athletic abilities will be taking part.

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