Sunday, 10 October 2010
Only in Glasgow
Superimposed against the Glaswegian backdrop are not the leftovers of the Edinburgh trams but three tuk tuks.
Tuk tuks are a common sight on the streets of Mumbai and Bangkok so, in order to ensure Glasgow keeps it's international reputation, Glasgow taxi driver, Pat Donnelly, has decided to buy one for ferrying tourists around the city.
The vehicle costs £14,000 and should be arriving next month. According to Mr Donnelly the transport seats 6 people comfortably - although I have my doubts about that - and he intends to charge £10 a head for a one hour trip in his up-to-50mph machine.
Good luck to him. The novelty factor just may see him getting a return on his investment. Don't think they'll catch on in Dundee but one of these may do at the bargain price of £4125. Could be an attractive addition to Riverside Drive before they build the gigantic windmill and biomass plant. But that's another story.