Timberbush Tours, one of Scotland’s family-owned Highlands and Islands tour operators, reports that it has doubled its turnover in the last three years, taking it to £2.5m and resulting in the investment of £1m in seven new coaches and the creation of 15 new jobs.

The company, which runs up to 100 tours weekly, from Skye to Loch Lomond and Loch Ness to Alnwick, leaving from Glasgow and Edinburgh, transports more than 1,000 visitors a week to some of Scotland’s best tourist attractions and historic sights, including Eilean Donan Castle, the Wallace Monument and the Isle of Skye.

Following a £1m investment into seven new bespoke coaches, taking the total to 17, 15 Mercedes Benz and two MAN, which come in varying sizes from a seven to a 43-seater, the operator has seen a significant rise in corporate business with contracts ranging from the Pope to the G8 Summit.

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