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Monday, 26 July 2021

Bus Pass Day


I turn 60 today which in addition to putting me in a position to be able to retire  means that I am now entitled to a free bus pass which enables me to travel anywhere in Scotland for nothing.

As I got nearer this milestone I began to get a bit twitchy in case this perk was removed. Let's face it it is probably only a matter of time. Fortunately I've slipped in under the wire. My application has been submitted and hopefully it will be waiting for me when we return from a few days break which does not involve any buses.

No Scottish mainland  Charity shops will be out of bounds!

As I am in birthday mood here are ten bus related songs for you mostly by artists who have already qualified for their passes. There is even a Mandatory Reggae one for Ernie

Gretchen Peters -On a Bus to St Cloud

Jonathan Richman - You're Crazy For Taking the Bus

The Who -Magic Bus

Gordon Keen & his BMX Bandits - Girl at the Bus Stop

Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret -Greyhound Bus Depot

The Hollies - Bus Stop

Professor Nuts - Ina De Bus

The Frank and Walters - Happy Busman

Poser - Bus Conductor

Fatima Mansions - Only Losers Take the Bus

As I have the time  and a few purchases still to get round to normal service will continue while we are away


  1. Congratulations CC.

    Will you be acquiring a tartan wheelie bag so you can put your purchases in it and then use it to block the aisle on the bus like proper pensioners do?

  2. Jo asks if you will be using your bus pass to visit the many parks of Glasgow to have your packed lunch?

  3. Happy 60th Birthday CC - enjoy the bus pass. The world is yer oxter!

  4. Happy 6oth birthday Stevie- hope you celebrate in fine style.

  5. Many happy returns. Great selection of bus songs too, by the way.

  6. Many happy return journeys!

    Enjoy your break.

  7. All the best auld yin!

    Be joining you in a coupla months and rather looking forward to getting mine. Strangely enough, it doesn't seem that long ago that I was turning 30 and absolutely dreading it.


  8. Happy birthday CC. Enjoy your break.

  9. Happy birthday Stevie. I am glad you are retired and off the regular duties on your job. Enjoy your days off and have a great time.

  10. Happy birthday CC! Hope you have a lovely break. And enjoy your free bus travel!

  11. Happy Birthday CC - Hope you're enjoying your big day.

    As for the bus pass we have yet to apply for our ones, as both big birthdays happened when we were in full lockdowns. Will have to do something about that soon but can't quite believe the time has come!

    Enjoy all your journeys visiting all those far flung Charity Shops.

  12. Happy birthday, CC! I hope you've begun a suitably lengthy period of celebration, before, during and after your few days away. A fine collection of music as well. Very glad to see Fatima Mansions, though you'll be disproving that song title very soon!

  13. Congrats CC! You missed my alltime fave bus song though: On The Bus by the Replacements...

  14. Ha! Ramone666 beat me to it. Best wishes, CC.

  15. Belated birthday greetings. Some great Bus selections there (obviously apart from Gordon Keen and his BMX Bandits!) Only others I could add would be Mary Lorson's Busboy and Arctic Monkeys' Wavin' Bye to the Train or the Bus.