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 Good News
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 09:34

It`s difficult to find any nowadays but here`s a bit of good news from Transport Scotland :-

`Over 50 million free bus journeys have been made since the Scottish Government introduced free bus travel for under 22s over a year ago.

The Scottish Government’s concessionary bus travel schemes are the most generous in the UK, with over 2 million people across Scotland now eligible for free bus travel. Everyone in Scotland under the age of 22, everyone 60 and over, and disabled people and companions can benefit from free bus travel.`

Good for the environment, good for the welfare of our population, good for the economy and another step towards tackling child poverty but the MSM don`t seem to have latched on to the story. It was buried in a BBC Scotland news bulletin I heard but doesn`t seem to be featured in their online news. Can we expect the Scottish Daily Mail and Express to lead with it any time soon?

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 09:49

Have to say my youngest one benefited from this... Got a job which would not have been cost effective is she had to pay rush hour commuting costs
Also now she`s at university (art school), she`s used this to travel to different places to visit galleries and exhibitions that she otherwise couldn`t have afforded
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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 10:57

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DBP, Mon 13 Mar 09:49

Have to say my youngest one benefited from this... Got a job which would not have been cost effective is she had to pay rush hour commuting costs
Also now she`s at university (art school), she`s used this to travel to different places to visit galleries and exhibitions that she otherwise couldn`t have afforded


Hope she enjoys Art School, my daughter was at the Edinburgh one many years ago!
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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: Tad Allagash  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 15:29

Free? You mean courtesy of the taxpayers?

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 16:02

I think most people know that `free` is shorthand for `free at the point of use`. Some folk don`t mind paying a wee bit more tax for the greater good.

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 16:05

Sorry, wrong thread!

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 16:33

Good news indeed wee eck
Wish they had that 50+ years ago .. Bus to Alloa .. Bus to Stirling .. Train to Glasgow Queen St. to get to Frederick St Print College for 9am .. then walk to the Cowcaddens for night school .. Walk back to Queen St .. Train to Stirling .. Bus to Alloa ..Bus to Clackmannan .. Phew a 14 hour day .. and the pubs shut at 10 :-(

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 16:53

You`ve had a hard paper-round right enough, Bpp!

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 18:15

Correct wee eck .. and it never done me any harm .. was also the Clacks School sprint champion .. so managed 2 pints before 10 pm :-) Can remember aw the folk cheering me as I sprinted up the Main St to the Royal Oak

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 18:40

I doubt that`s the training regime Usain Bolt followed!

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 19:09

He was slower than me ! he only managed 1 pint !

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 13 Mar 19:13

😂😂😂

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 14 Mar 23:10

I`m 51. I`ve worked full time since 1988. I haven`t had a proper pay rise since 2014. Personally I`m utterly fkn sick of paying a "wee bit more tax" to benefit someone else's idea of the greater good

Thanks once again for telling us what to think tho Eck

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 14 Mar 23:18

I said `some folk` so you`re obviously not included. Where exactly am I telling people what to think? I`m expressing an opinion.

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 14 Mar 23:55

Quote:

wee eck, Tue 14 Mar 23:18

I said `some folk` so you`re obviously not included. Where exactly am I telling people what to think? I`m expressing an opinion.


You always are

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 15 Mar 00:13

And you`re not?

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 Re: Good News
Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Wed 15 Mar 06:37

Quote:

da_no_1, Tue 14 Mar 23:55

Quote:

wee eck, Tue 14 Mar 23:18

I said `some folk` so you`re obviously not included. Where exactly am I telling people what to think? I`m expressing an opinion.


You always are


Fecking School Playground pihs Forum for this...........
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