Fire and Rescue Service personnel are being offered free tram travel to help them pay their respects to a fellow firefighter.

Barry Martin was critically injured during a blaze at the historic Jenners building last month and passed away in hospital a few days later.

As the public gathers on the Royal Mile to say farewell to the brave firefighter at St Giles Cathedral this Friday (February 17), serving members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are being offered free tram travel to and from the memorial service if they are wearing their uniform or show their staff ID.

Tom Neil, Edinburgh Trams’ Head of Business and Finance Support, commented:

Offering free tram travel to Fire and Rescue Service personnel reflects the gratitude we all feel for our essential workers who risk their lives on a regular basis to protect us.

Those travelling to Edinburgh on the day should note that trams are only running between the airport and West End this week, and anyone driving can leave their cars at Ingliston Park & Ride, which is off the A8 and offers free parking, before completing their journey by tram.