The award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick has joined forces with the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune to champion environmentally-friendly travel.
Tourists who travel by train to East Lothian are being offered a discount of 20% at the museum and centre when they present their ScotRail ticket at either admissions desk.
Locals and tourists are being encouraged to get out of their cars and onto public transport, to enjoy the 30 minute journey from Edinburgh city centre to the seaside town of North Berwick.
Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “For some there’s a perception that East Lothian is far away – but it’s not! Just a short, and very beautiful, 30 minute train journey will take you directly to North Berwick.
“In East Lothian there’s a host of activities the whole family can enjoy – at the Seabird Centre visitors can control the incredible interactive live cameras to zoom in on amazing wildlife action on the Firth of Forth islands, relax on the seaside café deck looking out to the world-famous Bass Rock and experience amazing wildlife boat trips!”
Grant Mackenzie, General Manager, National Museum of Flight, adds: “The National Museum of Flight offers the chance to go on board Concorde, join the high-flying jet set with our Boeing 707 exhibition and soak up the atmosphere of a WW2 airfield as well as enjoy a whole host of hands-on activities.”
Graeme Macfarlan, ScotRail’s Marketing Manager, said: “We’re delighted that these top attractions are promoting environmentally friendly travel by launching this great value deal for ScotRail customers.
“We hope the discount will encourage even more people to use trains to enjoy fun days out in East Lothian.”
An off-peak ScotRail day return ticket for Edinburgh to North Berwick costs £6.50 per adult. Up to two children aged between 5 and 15 can travel off-peak for free with each adult who buys a Kids Go Free ticket.