Hire Society Testimonials

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the firm for supplying transport on our golf outing. Professional service and a very clean bus with proper social distancing measures in place to keep us and the driver safe. The driver was a legend and we had a fantastic outing. Cannot recommend this firm enough.

- Greig Jamieson

First Class. We were under a bit of pressure getting there but all ended well!! Very professional driver and services!!

- James Martin, Associate Principal, South Lanarkshire College


We recently returned from our Ski trip and just wanted to send you a quick email thanking you for such a good journey with very professional drivers. Craig and David could not do enough for us and made a great trip even better.  Please can you pass on our thanks - they were great with the kids and we’re making us laugh throughout the trip.

Thanks again

- Becky, Sheringham High School

I am writing to you today to thank you for assigning Mr. Robert Cunningham to us as our tour bus driver.  We were a party of eight.  Two senior citizens, Three adults, and three teens.   Mr. Cunningham was a fabulous choice for us…..he was amazing in his talents as a driver on the congested roads of Scotland.  He was so caring and gentlemanly in assisting the ladies as well as the teens.  He was also able to add to our Guides’ remarks when the situation called for it.   We were delighted to have his calming presence as he navigated this winding roads of the Highlands and driving the bus onto the Ferry to the Isle of Skye.  He is a credit to your company and I hope you will pass on this email to him.  Give him the regards of ALL our party and our continued wishes for good health and travels.  

- Jane Fraser Carideo

I wanted to be sure to let you know my group of eight ladies touring through Scotland from 7/16-7/23/19 were extremely impressed with our driver, Robert Cunningham. The Mercedes van was spotlessly clean every day, Robert's driving was safe and comfortable. However, more importantly, he was a complete gentleman and pleasant traveling companion. He truly became a part of our little group and we could not have been happier. 

- Cathleen Napoli and "The American Ladies"

Thanks for the coach service last week the driver was great again and the vehicle provided of excellent standard. Cheers

- Fiona McCall, External Relations Manager, EDF-Energy

Hi Robert...Just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our trip to Scotland. Your van and driver, Craig, were wonderful!! The van was comfortable, clean and very nice! Our driver, Craig, was delightful! We enjoyed getting to know him and really were so pleased that he was our driver. We really, really liked him. He was fun, easy o talk to and fit in with our family very well. And a great driver/navigator as well:)

- M Harris


We visited Scotland August 7 through 16; Abbey Tours was our host. For all but two days our Hire Society coach driver was Robert (whose last name we never learned).
Robert was an amazingly good driver. His priorities were obviously (1) safety, (2) comfort, and (3) efficiency—exactly the right order. We ended up calling him Robert the Bruce.""
Please consider this an enthusiastic testimonial to Robert and to Hire Society. The transportation component of our Scotland experience could not have been better.
Many thanks",

David Fann

- Abbey Tours

High expectations were surpassed. Museum, battlefield site and memorial visits gave a poignant insight into the events of this period. What made this holiday different was the flexibility and willingness of the guide to make this a truly personal experience which enabled me to visit my grandad's grave. All of this together with an en-route pick up/drop off, excellent guide and friendly driver from Hire Society marked this out as a holiday to remember. We'll certainly be looking to travel with Ecosse Battlefield Tours and Hire Society Coaches again.

- Jim and Sandra Warham

I have recently returned from a tour of the WW1 battlefields.The transportation throughout, from departure to return supplied by Hire Society and the hotels were very good. I am now contemplating a further group tour, probably Normandy and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this excellent company.

John Steven

- John Steven

We've enjoyed a well-researched and superbly-organised trip. We saw so much and went to places we would never have thought of had we planned the trip ourselves.

It was truly humbling to see the graves of so many brave, honourable people. Being able to finally pay our respects to our own long-lost family members was very special to us, and Ecosse Battlefield Tours did us proud.

The Coach driver from Hire Society was marvellous.

What an experience!

- Trish and Dennis Cowley

Probably one of the most interesting trips we have experienced, which was enhanced by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the tour operator. Food, accommodation and service 10 out of 10. Ecosse Battlefield Tours and Hire Society Coaches HIre obviously put a great deal of work into researching the needs of the group and goes to great lengths in satisfying them.

- Colin Wilson

The battlefield tour was just amazing. I was really impressed with everything on the tour. The accommodation was lovely. I was impressed by Hire Society Coaches and their coach driver who was very helpful, the Ecosse Tour guides and the many interesting places we visited. I was very moved by so much on this trip that I just cant explain it. I would love to go back and spend more time in Ypres and Arras. They are really beautiful towns. Thank you Ecosse Battlefield Tours and Hire Society, it was just great!

- Natasha Lindop

Hire Society Coach Hire were excellent from start to finish. I enjoyed the battlefield trip so much I was sad to see it come to an end. I will be coming back for more. It was good to meet people willing to give me time and explain all aspects of the Great War. All in all I enjoyed the people, the tour guides and the sites we visited. May we always remember.

- Tom Clark

I fully recommend Ecosse Battlefield Tours and Hire Society Coach Hire as they lay on bespoke tours to suit your particular needs. The guides and staff are both friendly and very knowledgeable and very helpful. From stepping on the coach to returning you are well looked after.

- Major Ronnie Proctor

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Ecosse Battlefield Tours and Hire Society Coaches for all their help in making our Western Front Battlefield Tour totally unforgettable for the band. I am so glad that the Royal British Legion Scotland recommended you. The support offered to the band during the visits to the various cemeteries and battlefields was so helpful. There are so many memories that we took away with us, of what I think is now being classed as the "best" trip the band have had.

- Lynne Fraser

Scottish War Blinded Veterans participated in a group tour of the Normandy battlefields in September 2016. Thanks to the work of Ecosse Battlefield Tour guides and Hire Society Coaches, the tour proved a great success. Ecosse sought information on those travelling and carried out research about our D Day veterans and their regiments. They were able to tailor the tour to ensure our members were able to get the most out of their experience.

- Jim Thomson

'Hermitage Academy toured with Ecosse Battlefield Tours and Hire Society Coach Hire to the WW1 Battlefields. This tour ran very smoothly and we felt very well looked after. Robert, our coach driver, was excellent and kept things going very smoothly. We appreciated his easy-going nature as well! Overall a wonderful experience that pupils were sad to return back from! James McCluskey, Group Leader'

- James McCluskey

"Just a quick email to say thanks. The bus and the driver were first class and we will definitely be using you again. Everyone within our party had a great journey so thanks once again."

- Paul Thomson

We have utilised the services of Hire Society, now, in excess of 10 years, and dealing as we do with our VIP guests, it is extremely important for us to work with partners that can totally be relied upon, especially when arrangements do not always go as planned. We are very pleased to say that Hire Society have not only fulfilled our exacting requirements, but have constantly and continually exceed them.

- Elizabeth Teape

Searched web for a Luxury Coach Hire in Glasgow. Felt Hire Society site was the most professional with the type of coach we wanted for senior people in the organisation. Coach was punctual and flexibility offered by the driver was appreciated for a funeral. Did not compare prices as felt quote was competitive.

- Gerry McCann

Abbey Tours objective is to be the best we can be and exceed our customers expectations. In doing so, we only choose suppliers with the very same ethos. Hire Society offer a range of quality coach sizes to meet to our client requirements and above all they are a professional, reliable and friendly company to work with. We are proud to have them as our partner.

- Cheryl Scott-Davidson

Over the past 10 years we have built up a great working relationship with Hire Society. The quality of their coaches is super and the drivers are always friendly, polite and punctual.

- Elaine Hamilton

I have organized golf trips to Scotland over the past few years and had the good fortune of contracting with Hire Society for a coach and driver. I am not sure how to praise them enough. The quality of the coach and the professional service and conduct of the driver made the trips more memorable for my guests.

For months and even years following the trip my guests have mentioned our coach and driver by name and repeat how they made the trip special. My fellow travelers were business owners and doctors with high expectations and Hire Society far exceeded their expectations. If you are planning a trip and you want the best I highly recommend Hire Society.

- Jim Corcoran

Thank you so much for all your help last week. The day went fantastically well thankfully and the buses and drivers were great. I have, and will continue to recommend you to others in the future.

- R Carroll

We have used Hire Society for many years to cover our group transfers and our tailor made touring programmes.I can highly recommend their service, their coaches are of the highest quality and the team are always very friendly and helpful.

- Hazel Rickett, Sales Manager

We had a great day out at Ayr Races on Saturday. Thanks to everyone at Hire Society for a very professional service. I look forward to using the company in the future and would not hesitate to recommend you to friends.

- Loraine McIntosh

I have just finished entertaining some international colleagues from our business in Taiwan and had the pleasure of meeting up again with Ian and Bill who were our drivers through the course of the week. As you are no doubt aware, our business is always eager to host our key markets in our heartland and so the importance of ensuring a seamless and enjoyable visit is of paramount importance. Part of that experience is with our travel arrangements and I would like to complement not only your business and the excellent condition of the coaches but especially both Bill and Ian as our drivers. This week Bill was occupied more with us but I have past experience with Ian – two individuals who continually ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure we are all relaxed and comfortable and who both accommodate our needs (which tend to change!) throughout any contracted periods.

I always feel that in today’s world many people tend to find it easier to criticise and avoid praise – in every instance with your business, I cannot offer you higher praise and recommendation. Please pass on my sincere thanks and appreciation to both Bill and Ian for all their super service.

- Andrew S Calder, Sales Director