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Claim up to £89 if you use a Scotrail Smartcard.
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Found 4th AprFound 4th Apr
"We’re sharing £1 million with eligible Smartcard Season Ticket holders. It’s a thanks from Transport Scotland and the ScotRail Alliance while we build the best railway Scotland’s… Read more
Thistleno1

If they've got a million quid going spare they'd be better putting it towards actually getting the trains running on time and not just cancelling stops when they're running late.

£1 million worth of free off-peak tickets to some of Scotland’s top destinations. CLAIM FROM 10AM WED 6TH SEP
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Found 6th Sep 2017Found 6th Sep 2017
Claim your free train ticket! We’re giving away £1 million worth of free off-peak tickets to some of Scotland’s top destinations. It’s our way of saying thank you and your way … Read more
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jayok

Voted hot - got two Glasgow - Dunblane tickets for November :)

admirable

The whole point of HDUK is if you think it's a good deal then you vote hot, if you think is a poor deal, IE: you can find the deal cheaper elsewhere, then you vote cold. To vote cold just because the deal is not available in your size, flavour colour, available from your nearest airport or train station is going against the spirit of the site.

CelicaGT-Four

I intended to but you carried on poking the bear... Yes I suggest I don't answer your opening question or we will indeed go round again. We shall have to agree to disagree. Adieu.

barginfan

So a promotion by a regional rail franchise that doesn't serve your locality, because you don't live in that region, is poor because....? This is an endless loop. You could have stuck to your word at midnight. Goodnight.

CelicaGT-Four

Because such a major exclusion that excludes 92% of the UK population, shouldn't really be hidden away half way down t&C's and should be made clearer. Its a deal breaker for most. I would think you are in the minority of people who did read t&C's first, therefore it was a lot of collected wasted time from the majority. That's the point.

Unlimited travel across the Scottish Highlands via Scotrail for four days in eight including ferries to Isle of Skye & Mull £81.50
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Found 8th Aug 2017Found 8th Aug 2017
Thought this was a bit of a bargain when it's broken down. For £81.50 you get unlimited travel throughout Scotland by rail over eight consecutive days, You can only travel on four… Read more
geeadamg

I do agree that it's kinda confusing. I had to read the deal a few times before I posted it to understand but I'm not sure how they could have worded it better. Also, surprised this got to 300+ degrees. In the days of cheap ryanair to hot countries I didn't think it would suit too many. But it's good to see that people recognise Scotland as the second best* place in the world. Thanks for voting guys. *1st is obviously Yorkshire.

UncleWilly

It doesn't have to be consecutive. it can be any four days out of eight. So, for example, you could book one to start on a Saturday and have days out on the Saturday, Monday, Thursday and following Saturday.

deleted1032520

There are plenty pride events to get you started.

joesmum

too many midges or whatever they are called, joking aside this sounds lovely but the weather would need to be hot for me to go back to Scotland, i am always freezing cold when I go there so not sure of the best time to visit!

stevensmith752487

Eh why?

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Unlimited travel for 2 days on Scotrail trains anywhere within 1 hour of Glasgow / Edinburgh - £34 for family, 2 adults and 2 children - don't need to buy in advance and no railcard required
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Found 4th Apr 2017Found 4th Apr 2017
Explore the city, then escape it. With the Glasgow Days Out or Edinburgh Days Out travel passes you can enjoy two days of unlimited off-peak travel within around an hour of Scotla… Read more
caidev2000

Can this be used to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh and back?

jrandrews72

Hot deal. If only I saw this earlier.. Last day of my Scotland holiday tomorrow.

joeymcjoe

This is pretty BS as Edinburgh is under an hour from Glasgow (and vice versa) but appears not to be included to visit each other?!

deleted335097

Go get your Independence, I wont miss you.

justanothercid

this has been on offer for year actually mind you use to scratch the foil off to pick where to go.. also other rail networks might offer similar... you missed out a trip to Largs and then the ferries to Millport though :)

Unlimited travel for 2 days on Scotrail trains anywhere within 1 hour of Glasgow / Edinburgh - £18 or £12 with 16-25, Disabled, Senior + other railcards - don't need to buy in advance
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Found 4th Apr 2017Found 4th Apr 2017
"Explore the city, then escape it. With the Glasgow Days Out or Edinburgh Days Out travel passes you can enjoy two days of unlimited off-peak travel within around an hour of Scotl… Read more
Scarecrow2

Can it be used from North Berwick to Edinburgh?

caidev2000

Can this be used to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

jumpinoffthbed

Taking a road trip around Scotland for a week in June, anyone got suggestions on where to visit?

seaniboy

Erm... this is Scotrail, the country on a brexit derail, taking a vote to see what station are wanted on the travel map LOL I got this email, no good to me or those who suffer the worst Scotrail services further north than the apparent Scottish 'central belt' who have great scheduled services even if they are late! Try having very few options haha, I try book travel advance tiks on Virgin/Cross Country as it is mucho cheaper than Skitrail! ;)

bleachingshane

Although this mentions Arran, will this only get you up to Ardrossan or will it get you on a ferry to Brodick?

Scotrail-2FOR1 OFFERS & Kids go FREE at attractions with purchase of train ticket incl Easter hols
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Found 1st Apr 2017Found 1st Apr 2017
Buy an adult Scotrail Off-peak ticket to travel anywhere in Scotland and receive a kids go FREE ticket for your child. Up to 2 children age 5-15 can travel free with each adult any… Read more
callum84

The scotrail one is on year round not just easter and 2 kids free on train with an adult return. Also no vouchers needed so no need to plan ahead, just show your ticket. Great scheme, use the kids go free on train a lot.

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Kids Go Free To Attractions in Scotland With 'Kids Go Free' @ Scotrail
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Found 23rd Feb 2016Found 23rd Feb 2016
Worth considering for days out over the Easter holidays. Scotrail are running an offer when you - Travel off-peak any day of the week and up to two children aged 5-15 can travel F… Read more
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mum2ks

still on the website https://www.scotrail.co.uk/offers/kids-go-free/kids-go-free-deals

gemmakitchener

do scotts rail still do this? can anyone tell me please

Mickybhoy

Just bought kids free tickets for Tom at science centre

asif

Can someone give some more information on this please? How it works? Thanks

AL1S0N

so you just turn up at the zoo with the train ticket for kids to get in free?

Free rail card for over 50s(rrp£15)(Scotland only)
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Found 28th Aug 2015Found 28th Aug 2015
FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FREE EDUCATION NOW FREE RAIL CARD!!!!!!!!!!!! FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Join Club 50 online by 31 August for free membership and exclusive introductory trav… Read more
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jonnithomas

I'm not attacking the scots. what was said was wrong so I corrected it. as for who owns scotland there are about 300+ people own Scotland and the SNP government are too scared to alter it in their new land act. so blame your lairds of the big estates.

isnQ22

What is all this pish ? Scottish/English it's so **** boring, no matter what side the border you are on your getting shafted by upper class elites keeping all the money with-in their circle on the backs of our hard work, what changes ? divide and rule, keep the **** peasants arguing amongst themselfs, We, SCOTLAND are a proud nation, try attacking the ones that are really stealing from you, NOT US.

jonnithomas

oh, if you want more proof the magic words are Barnett formula.

jonnithomas

well I can say I'm 7'3" with a 10" dong. it means nothing without some proof. where's yours ? mine's easy on the subsidies front. it's what's said in Hansard, on Newsnight and on all the political debates at the time of the referendum. also all the SNP figures were based on oil revenue being twice what it is now.

fazzy-bhoy

no, you are wrong. In fact, the UK taxpayers are subsidised by Scotland.

Scotrail Club 50 introductory offer
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Found 28th Jul 2015Found 28th Jul 2015
Join Club 50 by 31 August for free membership and exclusive introductory travel offer. Join Club 50 today to take advantage of an exclusive introductory offer letting you travel t… Read more
mk-donald

Unfortunately not in the new Club... see the FAQ: "Can I use Club 50 offers to travel to or from Carlisle?  "No, Club 50 is only valid between stations in Scotland, on ScotRail services. Services from or to Carlisle, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed are not included in the offer as these stations are not in Scotland. "

mk-donald

Good news if you missed the 31/8 deadline to sign up for free, it's been extended - now you have to end September - ie 30/9 to sign up for first year free. http://www.scotrail.co.uk/offers/club50 PS: Got their 'temporary' card today with promise of permanent card later in year - ie much admin going on! Reminder with that if you haven't bought your £10 Return ticket(s) they need to be bought & travel started by 30/9 [with return within the month]. PPS 17/9/15: Got the proper plastic credit card sized Club 50 Card through today with passport photo! Interestingly doesn't have any year or 'valid until' date or any visible machine readable properties (ie stripe/chip/barcode) - maybe has a chip inside... ?

RobbinScot

I wish the English could have voted on the Scots leaving the Union as I think many would have voted yes. The Scots get more money from the UK Govt than England & Wales as a sop to keep them in. The fact is that the Scots have no major industry other than North Sea Oil and they are a drain on the Health Service as they smoke and drink more. It pees me off to see my kids paying for University when I am subsiding free education for Scots from my tax. Free prescriptions etc etc.....LOL

quine

if you join then try put the journey on your basket and see

MollyM00cow

can anyone tell me if this includes Carlisle station as it did with Club 55? Thanks

Free kids entry to various attractions (eg Edinburgh Zoo) with paying adult with valid Scotrail ticket
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Found 20th Jul 2015Found 20th Jul 2015
If you buy a valid adult ticket on Scotrail routes, you can get a "Kids go free" ticket which allows up to two 5-15 year olds to travel free. The kids ticket also gets the child f… Read more
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wakenshawj

So if we get the bus from are Caravan park seton stands to Edinburgh can we just nip to the train station & get the adults return then go to the zoo or do you have to jump on the train to do l the journey lol

wakenshawj

So if we get the bus from are Caravan park seton stands to Edinburgh can we just nip to the train station & get the adults return then go to the zoo or do you have to jump on the train to do l the journey lol

wakenshawj

So if we get the bus from are Caravan park seton stands to Edinburgh can we just nip to the train station & get the adults return then go to the zoo or do you have to jump on the train to do the journey lol

asif

I'm planning a trip in the Easter holidays to Edinburgh and would like to use the kids free entry to the attractions, can someone explain how I do this?

Thistleno1

You don't need a voucher, the kids train ticket doubles up as the entry ticket. Not long back in from a day out at the Zoo so can personally vouch for it now!

Scotrail - 50% off Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak Return tickets - online sale (buy by 12/6 travel out by 13/6)
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Found 29th May 2015Found 29th May 2015
Summary: Get a 50% discount on Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Day return and period return tickets (ie 1 month) on Scotrail services in Scotland, when you buy online (through their Su… Read more
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mk-donald

Currently "suspended" ie off but that was Monday pm news, and their comment was at the weekend when pre-booking anything for 4-5/6 and 9-11/6 would have been foolhardy.

laurakelly1988

Comment the strike got postponed no?

fawkes99

handy thanks op

Antix70

Nice find :)

superspod

Thanks OP!

50 % OFF SCOTRAIL SUPER AND OFF PEAK RETURN TICKETS.
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Found 29th May 2015Found 29th May 2015
(NO CODE NEEDED BUT MUST BOOK VIA LINK) For a limited time only, you can enjoy the luxury of 50% off all off-peak and super off-peak tickets. Whether you want to visit family or f… Read more
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mk-donald

I didn't think to look in Voucher codes as there is NO voucher code, and only found it after I had posted this as a Deal (which of course it is). Didn't mean to compete with you or duplicate the information. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/scotrail-50-off-off-peak-super-off-peak-return-tickets-online-sale-buy-12-6-travel-2216772 Hopefully Scotrail travellers will find it between our postings. It isn't showing on the Scotrail website in their "Offers" yet, and the 50% Summer Sale discounted fares weren't appearing this morning, but are this evening, so probably they are just about to publicise it themselves, though perhaps they're wary of promoting travel over the 4/6 & 9/6 potential strike disruptions dates [they were stopping nearly all services outside Central Belt when strikes were first planned earlier this week].

LetoKynes

Great find

Unintentially FREE* Upgrade to First Class on certain Scotrail 'suburban' routes
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Found 4th Apr 2015Found 4th Apr 2015
Read this in the Scotsman today. Certain 'suburban' routes in Scotland have only one type of fare BUT the trains that are on these routes in the Central Belt sometimes have more t… Read more
Chispas

That certainly doesn't sound attractive... [howzat?] I avoid trolls & school kids like the plague, too, and pished footie fanatics, well mebbe just pished travellers in general

therealpmuk

Lost of South West Trains don't have first class ticket pricing either, but run rolling stock with first class. I try to avoid them - they are a magnet for school kids and trolls, and become crowded long before the other carriages.

lucas

South west trains never check/ can't be bothered to argue or speak up when you sit in their 'first class' areas

Chispas

Did I put this in the wrong place? Didn't mean to show a deal so much as a possibly-little-known "freebie". Thanks for link. It was news to me and as it's a semi-regular trip for me, I'll now be able to do it in a bit more comfort. Hope that's the case for others :)

Chispas

Scotsman The cynic in me is thinking this is nice marketing ploy for Scotrail & the Hootsmon...

Kids (age 5 - 15) Go Free deals with Scotrail
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Found 1st Apr 2015Found 1st Apr 2015
The Scotrail franchise has gone to a different company (Abellio, a Dutch company) but the kids - ages 5-15 - go free deal is ongoing. Each adult can have two kids free with them o… Read more
Chispas

Maybe Scotrail have had too many traumatic experiences with the 1 day - 4 yrs & 364 day age group... they seem to have wiped them from their memory.

0dd8a11

"Kids Go Free" is great as long as they don't come back!

Chispas

Ratz, forgot to embed the urls - will do so now :) Argh - me not know what I'm doing wrong... rofl Ah ha! Buy tickets online There are also some "deals" for one free child entry per Kids Go Free ticket (with accompanying adult): various attractions AND some 2for1 offers

Scotrail free off peak return tickets
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Found 1st Apr 2015Found 1st Apr 2015
£1 million pound ticket giveaway Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
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mk-donald

Good news from Scotrail - it took them around a week to reply - but I got a detailed and very relevant response from them - ie they had definitely read my email and addressed its points = a total novelty for most TOC helplines! 1. They told me - in writing - there is no off-peak restriction on Inverness-Thurso route = nice valuable ticket. 2. Otherwise re the Off-Peak time limitations - it's only the time of BOARDING, not travelling, that needs to be in the off-peak hours for these promo tickets. So eventually I'm very impressed with the offer - it's saved me £26.30 (for 8 hours of train travel to/fro Thurso - ie plenty of time to get through a Seabrook variety pack "qbs" :p) & worth £38.70 for my other journey. So anyone else: if you're still awaiting those elusive emails or the promised paper ticket(s) - or you can't get the answers you need from the FAQs, then emailing them through their site's "contact us" [you should get an ack' email immediately] produced excellent results for me.

qbs

Still waiting for any meaningful response from Scotrail. "Somebody's looking at it" isn't really that impressive when they've had all the evidence they need for weeks. Travel date is 21/05 so time yet, but it's time consuming chasing them.

mk-donald

Update on my two applications that no emails ever showed up for... This last week they did indeed post my two vouchers out (three in fact - as they sent two different #'d vouchers for one of the two trips - and in the wrong direction, but they say their staff all know that the vouchers can be *d up re from/to direction) ie so exactly as they said they should where emails never got through. Only problem I now have is interpreting their "Off-Peak Day Return" time restrictions as I can only hope the published time limits apply when you BOARD a train, rather than when you are ON a train - as otherwise the Inverness-Thurso ticket they so kindly provided (worth £26.30 if it were an "Anytime Day Return", there being no Off Peak Day Return offered normally) is utterly unusable otherwise as the trains only run about every 3.5 hours and take about that long! I've emailed them to get clarification. (They have clearly cost themselves a lot more than the £1M offer value with all the bad admin of this offer, and caused plenty of freeloaders to look the gift horse in the mouth.)

qbs

And how many trains stop at Broughty Ferry?

qbs

You can email them at customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk , but their system seems to lose more emails than it gets. I took a screen dump of my "success" message, so I've also sent them that, as they couldn't find me on the system. Other problem I have is the "success" message is for the wrong destination and the wrong day, so it's going to be interesting to see how they sort that out. I had calls from them on Friday and Saturday to update me (no update) on my complaint, but tickets being sent out wasn't mentioned.

Return 'Club 55' train trips across Scotland for £19 for aged 55+ to 31/3/15 (+return) from Scotrail
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Found 17th Jan 2015Found 17th Jan 2015
(Note: there is no 'Club' to join - just that of being at least 55 years old...) ScotRail are yet again repeating their Club 55 offer, this time for outward travel by 31/3/15 and … Read more
mk-donald

28/7/15: New (free for now) Club 50 announced with extra perks eg 50+ y/o and 20% off some tickets and special offers - eg £10 return in Sep/Oct instead of £19... https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/scotrail-club-50-introductory-offer-2253808

kristoff

Thanks for all this great info, MK. I might just have a skeck at this. Pity I'm married to a young thing who will have to pay full price :-)

mk-donald

You can read a sorta FAQ about the offer at http://www.scotrail.co.uk/tickets/club-55/discover-the-benefits-of-club-55 As previously the online Scotrail booking engine does NOT permit a group of Club 55 travellers to be part Railcard holders & part not hence if you wanted reserved seats (together) you can't book them in one go. The way round this is either to phone them up and book & reserve your mixed party, or to book the tickets in separate lots and then organise a free seating reservation over the phone or at a station/agency (just remember to do it in good time). We found last Autumn that Senior Railcard Holders doing day-returns could often undercut the £17 fare eg on the Far North & Kyle Lines, but a 55-60 y/old would save money. Similarly buying Advance tickets - which tie you to a specific train/time - may be cheaper (as may say MegaTrain eg from Carlisle to Edinburgh) but as a return ticket, allowing return anytime in next month, and not tied to any train these can be excellent value especially as you can buy them (Standard Class) on the day at the departure station. There is a Club 55 offer also on currently from Arriva Trains Wales - running to 28/2 (+7 days for return) - ie same 55y/o+ eligibility, but different period/price (and a £5 Friday supplement) as well as allowing break of journey! See https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/arriva-train-club-55-deal-2115282

Return train trips across Scotland for £19.00 for aged 55+ from 1/10/14 to 30/11/14 (+return) @ ScotRail
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Found 6th Sep 2014Found 6th Sep 2014
ScotRail are repeating their Autumn Club 55 offer, albeit only from 1/10 to 30/11 in 2014 (ie September got missed out this year), and still includes Virgin & Cross Country &am… Read more
mk-donald

Tips: a. This is NOT expired - you can buy a Club55 ticket until 30/11 (and return within a month of that) - I did so just yesterday!. b. If you are buying online a Club55 ticket as part of a group of people with different Railcards/ages and hence can't reserve seats together through the online system, you can ring Scotrail's online ticket service (choose the options as if you were buying a ticket) and explain you have a Club55 ticket & others booked but the separate Club55 system didn't allow you to make reservations for your party to sit together and they will make the reservation (free) for you. (Only downside is you have no physical evidence of your reservation just a reference reference number.)

mk-donald

Friday 12 Sep and 2+ weeks until the ScotRail Club 55 offer starts but they've already activated their online purchase system via a page at http://www.scotrail.co.uk/club-55/form Unfortunately their implementation has, as in previous years, an early binary choice between buying EITHER all your tickets at full £19/£35 price OR ELSE buying all of them with Senior/Disabled Railcard £2 discount, so if travelling in a "mixed party" & plan to use the system to make seat reservations together you'd be out of luck - although you can of course buy tickets at stations where reservations can be made up to 6pm day prior to travel. [Remember with Club 55 First Class you HAVE to make reservations!]

TheKingSixtyTwentyFour

Will that still apply if Scotland decides to go it alone in a couple of weeks?

mk-donald

It applies to non-residents too - I've always been able to use without any difficulty 8)

TheKingSixtyTwentyFour

Is there anyone actually living in Scotland over the age of 55?

Kids Go Free (aged 5-15) Train Tickets when travelling with an adult - ALL routes in Scotland @ Scotrail.  Also 1 free child entry to attractions - ALSO DURING SCHOOL HOLS!
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Found 2nd May 2014Found 2nd May 2014
Get set for some fab family days out! Because with a Kids Go Free ticket not only can two kids (aged 5-15) travel free off-peak with each adult all year round, you also get one fre… Read more
xanthe

I was at Edinburgh Zoo and they refused to take my "normal" train ticket, says it has to specifically say "kids go free" on the ticket so make sure you get that.

Return train travel for over 55s anywhere in Scotland (can also begin journey in Carlisle & Berwich u-Tweed - ONLY £19 @ Scotrail
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Exclusive train offer for over 55s. If you are 55 or over, Club 55 is a fantastic way to explore Scotland by train for only £19 return. From 1 May to 30 June you can make a return… Read more
GrumpyJo

Its timetabled as a non express passenger service. It does not convey first class accommodation therefor its a fully standard class train service. If on the day of the service it's a train that has first class accommodation, its declassified to standard class to meet the advertised publications requirements, so like you say, standard class ticket holders can use the first class seating without penalty. Not all class 158 trains in the scotrail fleet are fitted with first class accommodation

mk-donald

Last year they still had the First Class section of the carriages (Class 158 train), it was just de-classified for use by Standard ticket holders.

GrumpyJo

oh and if heading north or west of Inverness, those services do not have 1st class accommodation so no Premier seating

GrumpyJo

The Club 55 Premier tickets are restricted so if you plan on traveling 1st class you MUST make a reservation, they cannot be purchased on train even if boarding at a station that does not have ticket selling facilities such as a ticket office or ticket vending machine

seanjames

ageist cold