Media Release: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Naw, it’s a free bus to the Glasgow 7s!


Comic book characters join forces with Scotland 7s stars to announce free bus service for Emirates Airline Rugby 7s

A FREE shuttle bus service will be in operation once again for the Emirates Airline Rugby 7s next weekend (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May), allowing supporters, many of whom will be in comic book fancy dress, to travel easily to Scotstoun Stadium.

Scotland 7s stars, Scott Riddell and James Johnstone, were joined by The Hulk (Thom Bowman, 9), Supergirl (Kate Bowman, 9) and Spiderman (Zander Buxton, 8) to announce the plans at Buchanan Street Bus Station.

Across the two days, buses will run, at least every 15 minutes, between Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow city centre, the Partick Interchange, near the West End and the venue.

The services will be delivered by First and Stagecoach.

The first buses will depart at 9.45am, allowing supporters to be at the ground in plenty of time for the opening match between Canada and USA at 10.30am, on Saturday. Scotland’s first tie is against Portugal at 1.04pm.

A return service will run between 7pm and 9pm on Saturday (9 May) and then 7pm to 9.30pm on Sunday (10 May).

Scottish Rugby’s director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, Dominic McKay, said: “I’m delighted to confirm the free bus service to the Emirates Airline Rugby 7s for a fourth consecutive year.

“It’s great that, along with our partner, Glasgow Life, we can make the journey to Scotstoun that bit easier for supporters travelling to and from the event, and for those who have come a long way for the two-day rugby celebration.

“Scotland have been going well in the HSBC Sevens World Series this year and are on course to secure their highest finish in the rankings, so we’re looking forward to welcoming a big crowd, that can get behind the team, to Scotstoun next weekend.”

There are still tickets left for the weekend, but fans are encouraged to buy quickly before it is too late.

For full ticket and bus service information, visit

2015 Emirates Airline Rugby 7s

Scotland is hosting the penultimate leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, for a fourth year, at The Emirates Airline Rugby 7s at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May 2015.

The event, led by Scottish Rugby, is a partnership with Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government and Event Scotland with the assistance of sportscotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau:

  • The HSBC Sevens World Series is a globally recognised event featuring 16 international teams, 15 core and one invitational per tournament, from across the globe.
  • Glasgow joins the Gold Coast, Dubai, Port Elizabeth, Wellington, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and London in hosting the competition between 2012 and 2015.
  • Scotstoun Stadium will host 30,000 fans over two days of competition in the penultimate leg of the circuit.

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