GVVT cancels October open days
The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust has cancelled the open days it planned to hold at its Bridgeton Bus Garage on 10 and 11 October.
It took the decision in the light of last week’s Scottish government announcement of additional restrictions to try and control the spread of Covid-19, saying that cancellation is in tune with the spirit of that announcement even if the Edinburgh government did not explicitly outlaw such events.
In a message to members, GVVT chairman Steven Booth says: “We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but we’re sure you’ll understand that this decision has been made in the best interests of everyone. While our sorts of activities were not explicitly cited in this week’s government announcements about the new Covid-19 control measures, we have taken full consideration of them.
“We understand that some will be disappointed. However, public health and the welfare our members and visitors is of the utmost importance at all times. Having reflected on it, while we would have loved to put on an event and have some enjoyment with it — both for us and our visitors — we have to recognise that what we do is not essential. We didn’t feel that carrying on with the event was in the spirit of this most recent announcement, even though we were satisfied we had strong controls to put in place.”
GVVT says it is exploring options of how to put some of its restored buses out on the streets in the near future.
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