Former Rangers directors Sandy and James Easdale have launched a coach holiday venture through their McGill’s Group.

Loch Lomond Travel will offer coach holidays to resorts and attractions across the UK.

The subsidiary will work in partnership with hotels and destinations.

The subsidiary will be headed by Chris Bond, the managing director, who previously held senior executive positions at Caledonian Travel, Barrhead Travel and Tartan Travel.

Mr Bond said: “A lot of work has gone into launching Loch Lomond Travel, making sure we have the right partnerships with the very best hotels and destinations that people want to visit.

"The business will have its roots in Scotland but we have ambitions to drive growth and eventually serve the whole of the UK.

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“It is an exciting time to be entering this market and we have an emphasis on serving holidaymakers of all ages which we expect to be of real appeal for those planning a getaway in the months and years to come.”

A total of 25 new high quality touring coaches will be delivered for exclusive use by Loch Lomond Travel.

In addition to this, the company can call upon a fleet of more than 100 coaches belonging to McGill’s Group sister companies.

Ralph Roberts, chief executive officer of McGill’s said: "There is undoubtedly a demand for high-quality, great value coach holidays and we are delighted to be launching Loch Lomond Travel to cater for that.

“We’ve built a great and experienced team under Chris, all of whom know what holidaymakers are looking for in a UK break. The pandemic was a tough period for coach holiday operators but that has created an opportunity that we are sure Loch Lomond Travel will fill.”

Loch Lomond Travel’s official website went live at, and the inaugural 2024 brochure will be launched at the end of February.

The brochure will feature tours such as North Coast 500, Lewis & Harris, In Search of the Northern Lights, and The Greatest Railway Journey in the World.