This is a trial service for 12
days, Monday to Saturday, beginning July 16, 2007.
During the trial, this
hovercraft is providing an hourly service between Portobello (Edinburgh)
and Kirkcaldy, about 11 miles to the north, across the Firth of Forth in
Fife. The journey time is 20 minutes each way.
If successful, Stagecoach hope
to introduce a permanent service, probably beginning in 2008, possibly
using two hovercrafts.
This photo was taken on the
first day of the trial service, July 16, 2007.
The 5.30 hovercraft service to
Kirkcaldy in Fife is seen here departing from Portobello.
The coast of East Lothian can
be seen in the background. The hill to the right-hand side of the
hovercraft is North Berwick Law, about 17 miles ENE of Portobello.