TAXIS in Glasgow and Edinburgh have teamed up to offer sports customers travelling during the European Championships “affordable fares.”

Bonnie the seal travelled to the capital for a guided tour ahead of the event which kicks off with rowing in Strathclyde Country Park on August 2.

The Glasgow 2018 mascot also headed to Edinburgh to promote the diving competition taking place at Royal Commonwealth Pool.

International aquatic stars will make a splash across seven days of competition at the venue.

Bonnie enjoyed some of the capital’s sights during her trip, taking in the Scott Monument, Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle.

Glasgow Taxis’ 800-strong fleet will be the first port of call for passengers in the west, while Central Taxis will be on hand 24 hours a day to serve visitors in the capital.

Fees have yet to be decided and a reduced rate will be announced in the coming weeks.

Speaking on behalf of the Glasgow Taxis Ltd, executive committee chairman Stephen Flynn said: “The Glasgow 2018 European Championships provides Scotland with another great opportunity to host a world-class sporting event and Glasgow Taxis are proud to get behind it.

“The journey to Edinburgh takes a little more than an hour by taxi making it accessible for sporting fans from the west.”

Tony Kenmuir, chairman of Central Taxis, added: “Travelling between Scotland’s two major cities has never been easier and, by offering affordable travel to the public, hopefully we can encourage a great turnout at this summer’s European Championships, both in Edinburgh and in Glasgow.”

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