IT'S that time of year again for West Fife transport enthusiasts to hop aboard for the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum open weekend.

The museum at Lathalmond, by Dunfermline, is a registered charity run by volunteers and they will stage their annual open weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

Lathalmond is believed to be the largest museum of its type in the world and attracts large numbers of visitors from all continents.

This year's 23rd annual open weekend will feature preserved vehicles from all over Scotland as well as England.

Across the 50-acre site, it has almost 200 vehicles and is also home to a collection of classic cars, lorries and the restored Edinburgh horse tram and steam roller.

Organisations such as Glasgow’s Bridgeton Museum and the Tayside Transport Group will also be supporting the weekend. 

One of the fastest growing bus and coach builder, Alexander-Dennis, will also be providing one of their new 'state-of-the-art' vehicles off the production line. 

Major, and even smaller, companies are also expected to contribute to the weekend with new or unusual vehicles.

Wherever possible, the museum prefers vehicles with a Scottish connexion. 

Their Hong Kong Leyland Victory carries a body by Alexanders of Falkirk and their Australian double-decker has a chassis manufactured by Albion in Glasgow.

A free bus service, using both vintage and new vehicles, will be operated from Stance 1 of Dunfermline Bus Station.

Other highlights include brake van rides, tours of storages areas and a tour of the Forth bridges, weather permitting.

The Running Shed will also host an indoor market and The Clubhouse will host a Craft Market. 

There will be stalls throughout the site as well as within the Exhibition Hall. The shop in the Exhibition Hall will be open as will the cafes in both the Exhibition Hall and the Running Shed. 

Fast food outlets are also expected to be available throughout the site.
Both days run from 10am-5pm at the M90 Commerce Park, Lathalmond.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for children/senior citizens. Families (up to two adults and two children) can get in for £17 and an adult weekend ticket is available at £12.

For more information visit