Spot Tilly and her Friends on Edinburgh Trams

Posted on Friday, 17th May 2019 at 10:11

Edinburgh Trams are asking their biggest little fans to help them find Tilly and her friends on board trams.  Tilly has left the depot with her chums and is heading city bound on a tram looking for an adventure.

Amy Witherspoon, Assistant Marketing Manager, Edinburgh Trams said:

“We can’t celebrate our birthday properly without Tilly, Pippa, Freddy, Travis, Bonnie and Bobby.  We’re sure they can’t have gone far, but we need our friends to look out for them on our trams and let us know when you spot them.”   

Stickers of each of the characters can be found across the Edinburgh Trams fleet and the tramway is asking little readers to spot; Tilly the Tram, Pippa the Plane, Freddy the Fire Engine, Travis the Train, Bonnie the Bus and Bobby the Bike on board.  Grownups should be advised that goodie bags can be won for the best photos and videos tweeted with the hashtag #tramiversary.

Amy Witherspoon added:

“We would love if our little tram fans could tell us what sounds Tilly and her friends make so they know what noises to listen out for in the city.”

As part of their fifth birthday celebrations Edinburgh Trams have released a charity children’s book called “Tilly the Tram’s Noisy Birthday”.  The book was written and illustrated by the staff of Edinburgh Trams.  An exclusive number of books went on sale on 14 May on the company’s website, and so far a large number have already been sold.   £3 from each book sold will be donated to Edinburgh Trams’ charity of the year, The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

The book has also been created to help little tram fans keep safe, helping them to understand what sounds to listen out for when they are exploring the city.