In pictures: The 71st annual Taxi Trade Children's Outing
The 71st annual Taxi Trade Children's Outing took place in Edinburgh yesterday.
Every year, on the second Tuesday in June, Edinburgh’s taxi drivers donate their time and money to take children for a day out at the seaside.
Around one hundred children with special needs and life-limiting conditions were driven to the seaside by Edinburgh’s taxi drivers.
A fleet of decorated cabs travelled through the city before heading off to East Lothian with children and their families.
This year’s procession started at Edinburgh Zoo before heading through Princes Street and past the Scottish Parliament.
Taxis were decorated with a host of balloons and colourful designs, with the outing also embracing the long-standing tradition of firing water pistols and soaking passers-by.
Along the route the fleet also stopped at Luca’s in Musselburgh, East Lothian, for ice cream before once again setting off along the coast.
The tradition has been a staple of the Capital ever since it began in 1947. Central Taxis shared some snaps from the day, tweeting: “Just some of those who worked hard to make the Edinburgh Taxi Trade Children’s Outing memorable. And a slightly puggled looking dog!”