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Edinburgh’s cab drivers are retraining as elite tour guides.

by on May 5, 2013

Cab Trade News

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City taxi drivers ‘taking tour guide training’

By David O’Leary
Published on 04/05/2013 12:00

Picture: Sandy Young

fleet of taxi drivers are adding to their knowledge – by retraining as elite tour guides. Drivers are being coached to give tourists an offbeat view of the city via a training programme which could be extended out across the Capital.

Click here to read on the Scotsman websiteSimon Reid, David Watt, course director Bob McCulloch and Dougie Gray. Picture: Sandy Young

Certified drivers get a sticker they can display in their window – and the chance to blather non-stop to their fares in the back about something more interesting than the weather or “last night’s score”.

Based on a similar scheme which runs in London, only a handful of Edinburgh drivers have completed the open-top bus tour rivalling initiative at present.

However all of the city’s 1300 licensed drivers could eventually notch up the proficiency under the ambitious training plan.

The latest graduates to receive…

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