Monthly Archives - November 2016

Ex air hostess says quirky Caribbean restaurants were inspiration behind new double decker restaurant

Taken from Daily RecordWORKING as an air hostess in the Caribbean, Alison Simpson would frequently dine at bus restaurants and knew the idea would take off in Scotland.She was charmed by the quirky venture, with old vehicles being converted into cafes and diners for tourists to enjoy.But when her son Bradley was diagnosed with autism, requiring her full time support, Alison put her business dream on hold.She gave up flying and became a full time mother, loving each day...

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All aboard! Mother’s dream bistro for foodies on double decker bus

taken from stvAlison Simpson is finally about to jump about her touring bus cafe after years of planning.Many years before she became a mother Alison Simpson sat on a bus on a Caribbean island her head whirling with possibility.A dedicated member of a British Airways flight crew, she worked what was known as "the beach fleet" flying passengers from damp Scotland to sunnier, coconut clad tropics.There, she discovered the 'bus restaurants' - quirky dining ventures with old vehicles being...

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You’ll have had your tea….. on the bus

Taken from The Edinburgh ReporterFrom this weekend the owner of a 1966 Routemaster will offer passengers afternoon tea or a gourmet burger tour when they step aboard.Alison Simpson wants to capitalise on the Scottish reputation for quality food and drink. She says that £1 in every £5  spent by tourists is spent on food and drink during their visit. She now aims to capture the domestic and overseas markets with a tour of the city in twelve different languages...

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