Standard Conditions of Carriage
Passengers are carried on Scottish Citylink services subject to the following terms and conditions.
"The Company" means Scottish Citylink Coaches Limited which undertakes the provision of the services. The Company enters into a contract with the passenger upon the following terms and conditions set out for and on behalf of itself, its employees, agents and subcontractors. It is entirely within the discretion of the Company as to who operates Scottish Citylink services.
Learn more about our Conditions of Carriage
Full details of the times and fares of services are available from appointed booking offices and agents and on the internet at www.citylink.co.uk. These are subject to variation. Special Holiday timetables may operate on public holidays and passengers are advised to check times with the Company before making travelling arrangements. Relevant publicity material on the Company’s services is available through the Company’s offices and agents and on the internet at www.citylink.co.uk.
2. Types of journey
A reservation can be made for travel on all services. A ticket bearing a valid reservation reference provides travel between the points shown on the date(s) and at the departure time(s) shown on the ticket. Passengers with seat reservations must be at the boarding point 10 minutes prior to the departure time of the coach to ensure travel on the specified service. Failure to do so may result in reserved seats being allocated to other passengers. No responsibility for any loss can be accepted in such circumstances. On all other services, whether a ticket is obtained from an appointed agent in advance of travel, or a fare is offered to the driver at the time of boarding, ticket holders are not bound or entitled to travel on any particular vehicle, except as set out above. The Company will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience suffered by the holders of such tickets owing to them not being able to find accommodation on the particular vehicle on which they desire or are booked to travel.
3. "Open" dated Returns
If, when buying a return ticket for travel on a reservable journey, no date is specified for a return journey, i.e., an "open-dated" return ticket is purchased from the driver, it can be used to return on the appropriate service within 28 days from the date of purchase. Open returns are only available to purchase from the driver, we do not sell them online or at any Citylink ticket office/Agent. Open returns are valid only for the service booked and cannot be transferred to any other Citylink service. Please note that open returns are not valid for travel on N900 journeys between midnight and 4.30 am and on all services operating on 25th December and the 1 January. Customers who hold pre-purchased tickets can travel on all services subject to an upgrade fee and seats being available.
4. Alterations to tickets
An alteration to a ticket may be made at any agent on payment of a further fee (currently £1.50 per ticket) in addition to any excess fare, provided that the request is made prior to the time indicated in publicity, and subject to seats being available. It may not be altered after the departure date unless the ticket has been cancelled by an appointed agent before that date, and the altered ticket represents a rebooking. Separate conditions apply to Free Concessionary Travel. See Section 11.
Amendments need to be made 24hr prior to the time of travel.
5. Bookings made with the driver when boarding
Drivers and Company officials can issue tickets at the time of departure subject to seats being available and subject to any local rules and regulations governing such sales at the relevant point of departure. Such return tickets will only be issued as "open-dated" return tickets. Open and dated returns are not valid for travel on N900 journeys between midnight and 4.30 am and on all services operating on 25th December and the 1st January. Any passengers using wheelchairs intending to travel on Service 923/924 between Scotland and Belfast or vice versa are advised to book their travel in advance to ensure that they can be accommodated on the ferry.
6. Your contract with the Company
A ticket that has been issued to you is evidence of a contract between you and the Company. If the ticket entitles you to any goods or services from a third party, it is also evidence of a contract between you and that party.
7. You may not transfer your ticket
A ticket may only be used by the person for whom it has been bought. It cannot be resold or passed on to anyone else.
8. Requirement to hold a ticket
You have the right to use the Company’s services if you hold a ticket or other authority to travel which is valid for those services you want to make.
9. Conditions on which tickets are issued
Each ticket is issued subject to:
* these Conditions;
* the conditions relating to certain types of reduced and discounted fare tickets set out in the notices and other publications issued by the Company and
* the conditions set out in the notices and other publications issued by another party if your ticket enables you to use any of their goods or services.
All young people and children aged 5-21 years can travel for free in Scotland using the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel Scheme. Children and young adults will need a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC with the valid free travel entitlement with them whenever they want to travel – otherwise you’ll have to pay for your trip.
One child under five years of age not occupying a seat, and accompanied by an adult fare-paying passenger or the holder of a valid Scottish National Entitlement Scheme Card, will be carried free of charge. Any additional child or children, accompanied by the same adult, and all children aged 5 to 15 years inclusive will be carried at the 30% Discount Fare unless stated otherwise. Discounts apply to selected ticket types: Singles, Day Returns and Returns
In the interest of safety, unaccompanied children under 8 years of age will not knowingly be carried in any circumstances.
Given that The Company operate a number of registered journeys which, for example, offer journey opportunities to and from school, children between their 8th and 12th birthdays will be carried subject to the following:
(a) On any journey which exceeds 50 miles the travel ticket must be purchased by a responsible adult and the journey must not involve a change of coach en route.
(b) On journeys exceeding 50 miles a responsible adult must see the child onto the coach and arrange for a responsible adult to meet the child at the destination. No responsibility can be accepted before boarding or after alighting.
(c) Children must be capable of looking after themselves during the journey and at the stops en route.
The above conditions are also advisory for children between the ages of 13 and 15 inclusive.
The Company’s staff and agents can request proof of age.
On service 923/923A/924 (Scotland-Belfast) only children aged 3 or under will be carried free of charge and any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers 16 or 17 on the Scotland-Belfast service may only travel unaccompanied if in possession of written permission to travel from a parent or guardian.
11. Concessionary Travel Schemes
From April 2006, free local bus travel passes for older and disabled people IN SCOTLAND will be replaced by a new Entitlement card that will allow holders to travel anywhere in Scotland on a Citylink/megabus service for only the cost of the booking fee and SMS charges.
Under the new scheme people aged sixty or over and disabled people will be able to travel on Citylink/megabus scheduled coach services in Scotland throughout the day - including the morning rush hour. Bookings can be made on all Citylink/megabus services and these can be made via our website, agents and travel centres. Please note that passengers who do not wish to reserve their journey still have the option of presenting themselves at the bus for free, non-reserved travel.
Booking is recommended.
Concession passengers MUST provide their Entitlement card number (see below) when making the booking and MUST present their Entitlement card to the driver along with their valid reservation/ticket when boarding.
Some Citylink/megabus journeys do not offer free concession travel: Certain journeys on service 900 (Edinburgh-Glasgow) are not eligible, see publicity for further information. Travel to/from England, Wales or Northern Ireland is not eligible.
- Tickets are valid for day return travel only. Both outward and return travel must be completed on the same day
- Up to two kids can travel free with one fare-paying adult and up to four kids with two fare-paying adults
- Family Day Tickets are not valid in conjunction with any other offer
- Not valid for travel on service 923 (Glasgow - Belfast), Summerlink services to Blackpool, AIR and N900.
- This offer is not available on the bus
The Explorer pass is valid for unlimited travel on all Scottish Citylink routes - except for route 923/924 (Edinburgh-Stranraer-Belfast) - on the dates shown on the pass.
Refunds cannot be given for the days when the pass is not used. Unused passes will be refunded, less a £10 cancellation fee, provided it is submitted before the start date.
Seat reservations are free for Explorer pass holders, subject to availability. Please book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.
The pass is not transferable, and the passenger must produce evidence of identity if requested.
Scottish Citylink reserve the right to cancel any transaction and/or withdraw the pass if the full terms are not met.
All customers travelling are subject to the Standard Conditions of Carriage of Scottish Citylink Coaches Ltd
Details of the offer may be subject to alteration without prior notice.
12. The period during which you can use a ticket
Single: Valid for any one-way journey. Variations include Advance Single where special conditions apply.
Day Return: Valid when outward and return journey departures are on the same calendar day. Variations include Off-Peak Day Return where special conditions apply.
Open Return: Valid for return travel within 28 days from the date of outward travel. Variations include Advance, N900 and Christmas Day, and New Year's Day where special conditions apply.
10 Journey: Valid for 10 Single journeys within a 28 day period.
4 Week Season Ticket: Valid for unlimited travel within a 28 day period.
12 Week Season Ticket: Valid for unlimited travel within an 84 day period.
Annual Season Ticket: Valid for unlimited travel within a 365 day period.
13. The times you can travel and the services you can use
Reduced and discounted fare tickets are usually subject to restrictions such as the dates, days, and times when you can use them, and the services on which they can be used. These restrictions are set out in the notices and other publications of the Company.
If you travel on a service with a ticket that is not valid on that service because of such a published restriction, you will have to purchase a full-price ticket for the journey made.
14. Breaking or ending a journey at intermediate places
A break in the journey is only allowed for interchange purposes. In such instances, the passenger must travel on the first available connecting service. Failure to comply will result in the passenger having to purchase a full-price ticket for the journey made.
15. If you travel further than your ticket allows
If you travel to a place beyond the one specified on your ticket, you will be treated as having joined the coach without a valid ticket for that additional part of your journey and a full-price ticket will have to be purchased as if it were a separate journey.
16. Withdrawal of tickets
If you fail in a material respect to comply with any condition that governs the use of a ticket, the staff or agents of the Company may withdraw the ticket.
17. Refunds can be completed via your MyCitylink account under 'My Active Tickets' on your dashboard. An administration fee of £5 per ticket will be deducted. You can also contact our social media team on Twitter or by emailing customer service firstname.lastname@example.org – the team is available daily from 8 am to 6 pm.
18. When a passenger books to travel on a particular departure which is subsequently cancelled or withdrawn, the Company will contact you and offer an alternative journey to travel on. If the alternative journey is not suitable, the customer should contact the customer service team by emailing email@example.com
19. Applications for a refund must be made 24 hours prior to the departure time of the journey for which the refund is sought.
20. Refunds on unused single/return tickets: The full amount paid, less £5 per ticket, will be refunded on a single ticket or a complete return ticket submitted for refund 24 hours prior to specified outward departure time.
21. Refunds on partially used return tickets: No refund will be issued if the outward ticket submitted for refund has been used. Customers can amend their tickets to an alternative date and time of travel online.
22. No refund will be given on tickets received after the specified outward departure time.
23. The Company will not refund or replace lost or stolen tickets. New tickets must be purchased for travel. If your ticket was an e-ticket then this can be resent by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours before your journey should take place.
24. Season Tickets
4 Week Season Tickets: Refunds will only be given on complete unused days.
Refunds are calculated by dividing the total cost by 28 days and multiplying by the number of days remaining. A cancellation fee of £10 is then deducted.
12 Week Season Tickets: Refunds will only be given on complete unused days.
Refunds are calculated by dividing the total cost by 84 days and multiplying by the number of days remaining A cancellation fee of £10 is then deducted.
Annual Season Tickets: Refunds will only be given on complete unused days.
Refunds are calculated by dividing the total cost by 365 days and multiplying by the number of days remaining. A cancellation fee of £10 is then deducted.
Customers are advised to send season tickets to the customer service team using recorded delivery.
25. Season Ticket Refunds
- Refunds can only be made in writing to the Company’s Head Office.
- No refund will be made for days on which the ticket was not used.
- Lost or stolen Season Tickets must be reported to the police as soon as possible. Scottish Citylink will request proof that a report has been submitted and issue a replacement season ticket for the remainder of the validity of the original season ticket. A replacement fee of £50 will be applied and must be paid before the replacement ticket is issued. One replacement per season ticket will be issued only.
27. 10 Journey Tickets - Refunds
Refunds are given on unused tickets if they are returned to the issuing office before the expiry date. An administration fee of £10 is then deducted. The Company will not refund or replace lost or stolen 10 Journey Tickets.
28. Explorer Pass
Explorer Passes will be refunded less a £10 cancellation fee provided they are received before the commencement date. Request for a refund should be made to the Company’s head office by emailing email@example.com No refund will be given if the Pass is received after the commencement date.
29. Please check tickets and change them at the time they are issued
When you buy a ticket, you should make sure that it is valid for the journey you want to make and that you have received the correct change. If possible, you should tell staff about any apparent errors at that time. If you do not, the Company or agent which sold you the ticket will only consider claims about any errors if you can show to its reasonable satisfaction that an error was made.
30. Arriving in time to board the coach
Passengers with seat reservations must be at the boarding point 10 minutes prior to the departure time of the coach to ensure travel on the specified service. If you are travelling on a connecting service you must ensure that you have at least 20 minutes between arrival and departure time to ensure your connection. Failure to do so may result in reserved seats being allocated to other passengers. No responsibility for any loss can be accepted in such circumstances.
Please note that Passengers boarding a ferry service should arrive at the terminal at least 45 minutes before departure.
31. Make sure you are on the correct coach and that you get off at the right stop
You are responsible for making sure that you join the correct coach and that you get off at the right stop. Please ensure that you check the service number matches that on your ticket or in our publicity.
32. Inspection of tickets
You must show and when required, hand over for inspection, a valid ticket and any accompanying discount card and/or matriculation card (physical or digital) at the request of the staff of the Company or its agent.
33. If your ticket is spoiled or altered
If a ticket is defaced, damaged or tampered with it is not valid for travel. The Company reserves the right to refuse to issue a replacement ticket in such circumstances.
34. Lost or mislaid tickets
A ticket is the evidence of your right to make a journey and its safekeeping is your responsibility. Lost or mislaid tickets will not be replaced nor will refunds be made in respect of them.
35. When you have to change coaches
If it is necessary to change coaches you will be responsible for your transfer between stops and for the transfer of your luggage.
36. Making time for connections
Passengers must allow plenty of time for their coach journey to arrive in time to connect with other forms of transport provided by other carriers or before an appointment when travelling to important appointments. In particular, passengers should plan to arrive at airports at least one hour before their flight check-in time and at least two hours before the departure time of other services. The Company do not accept responsibility for any delays caused by circumstances beyond our control. Please note that if you purchase separate tickets from the company for the purpose of making a connection that this connection is not guaranteed and it is your responsibility to ensure enough time between journeys.
37. Comfort breaks
Short halts are made on some routes for refreshments. Passengers must return to the coach punctually within the time allowed for these halts. Coaches may have to proceed without a passenger who fails to rejoin the coach at the prescribed time as set out in the timetable or as prescribed by the driver. The Company will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by such an occurrence.
38. More than one person travelling on one ticket
Where two or more people are included on the same ticket, the person purchasing the ticket shall be deemed to do so on the basis that he or she acts as an agent for both or all the members of the party and accepts these conditions on behalf of each member of the party.
39. It is the Company’s responsibility to carry the passengers, with the minimum discomfort and inconvenience to the destination shown on the ticket. However sometimes, due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control, coach services are disrupted or cancelled.
40. The Company shall not be in breach of its obligations to carry the passengers if service is cancelled due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, which shall be deemed to include, but not be limited to exceptional severe weather conditions, accidents causing delays on the coach service route, fire and/or damage at a coach station, compliance with requests of the police, deaths and accidents on the road, vandalism and terrorism and acts of God.
41. In the event of any failure by the Company to fulfil its obligations due to a circumstance beyond its reasonable control, the passenger shall be entitled to a refund of their ticket price but the Company shall have no additional liability beyond this.
42. If the Company fails to carry the passenger to their destination as shown on their ticket for any reason not otherwise excluded pursuant to section 43 below (for instance, and in particular due to a mechanical breakdown of the Citylink coach), the Company shall, at its own expense, arrange or provide alternative transport, such as another coach, train, private car, taxi etc to complete the journey as soon as reasonably practical having regard to the circumstances and provided that the Company does so within a reasonable time, it shall have no other liability as a result of any delay in performing its obligations.
43. Limitation of Liability for Breach of Contract
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these terms, the Company’s liability for any failure on its part to carry the passenger to the destination shown on the ticket shall be limited to reimbursing the passenger for the reasonable cost of alternative travel to such destination by coach, train, private car or taxi (or any combination of them) and the passenger shall be reimbursed on presentation to the Company’s office at Buchanan Bus Station of the appropriate receipt or another voucher for the cost of such travel. In particular, but without prejudice to the above paragraph, the Company shall have no liability for any consequential losses of the passenger as a result of failure by the Company to fulfil its obligations.
In the interest of all passengers the following "comfort" rules will apply:
44. Face coverings - All passengers must wear a face covering when travelling in Scotland. From 22 June 2020, it is a law that you must wear a face-covering when travelling on public transport in Scotland.
45. Noise - The playing on coaches and in coach stations of radios, cassette or CD players, personal stereos, musical instruments is not permitted. However, provided that the driver of a coach is satisfied that the sound of a personal stereo does not cause offence or inconvenience either to himself or to the other passengers, he may allow an exception to this requirement.
46. Alcoholic drinks - Passengers are not permitted by law to take alcoholic drinks onto coaches for the purpose of consuming them on board, nor to drink such drinks on the coach. Drivers reserve the right to refuse travel to anyone under the influence of an alcoholic drink.
47. No Smoking policy. Passengers are not permitted to smoke, this includes electronic cigarettes in any vehicle operated by the Company and designated no-smoking areas in any coach station. The Company is entitled to require offending passengers to remove themselves from the coach or coach station if they do not comply with a request to desist from smoking.
48. Drug and Solvent abuse. Passengers are not permitted to board or remain on board any of the Company’s services whilst under the influence of drugs and/or solvents.
49. Additional Needs. Certain seats may occasionally be reserved for disabled travellers etc. Passengers should always comply with any requests from staff to make such seats available.
50. Food. Passengers are not allowed to take onto our coaches any hot food eg. chips, take-away meals etc. We are entitled to refuse access to any passenger with hot food.
51. Hot Drinks are allowed on board the coach if they are in a cup or container with a secure lid. They may not be consumed in the front passenger seats of the coach.
52. Seatbelts. If the vehicle you are travelling on is fitted with seatbelts, you are legally required to wear it.
53. The Company reserves the right to refuse entry or to remove from the Company's vehicles any passenger who shall be or, in the opinion of the driver or other Company official, appears to be in breach of any of these comfort rules. Any passenger so refused or removed shall not be entitled to any refund or compensation whatsoever from the Company and the Company shall have no liability to the passenger whatsoever.
(a) Required behaviour: You must ensure that you:
(i) Behave in a reasonable, sensible and lawful manner on a Coach and at any Station;
(ii) Comply with any request or instruction from any driver of a Coach or any Scottish Citylink representative; and
(iii) Use mobile phones and other electronic devices considerately on all Coaches
(b) Prohibited behaviour: You must ensure that you do not:
(i) Behave in a way that is, or is perceived to be, abusive or threatening to any person or otherwise in a disorderly way;
(ii) Conduct yourself in a way which does or may endanger yourself or any other person;
(iii) Obstruct or interfere with any driver or other crew on a Coach, or any Scottish Citylink representative, in the performance of their duties or fail to comply with their instructions;
(iv) Behave in a manner which causes discomfort, inconvenience, danger, damage or injury to any other person or to property on board any Coach or at any Station or to any Coach or Station;
If you fail to comply with this Condition 52, we shall be entitled to restrain you, remove you from any Coach or Station owned or managed by us, refuse you a further carriage, cancel your Ticket without refund and take any other measures as we consider necessary, including to involve the police if we consider that there are any security or safety issues. Furthermore, we reserve the right to refuse travel, either on a one-off or permanent basis, to anyone who has failed to comply with this Condition 52 or who we consider to be a nuisance or danger to our passengers, customers, drivers or Scottish Citylinks' Representatives.
54. Neither the company nor its servants, agents or subcontractors are common carriers and luggage and personal property for carriage will only be accepted under these conditions.
55. We reserve the right to refuse to carry in the hold more than one suitcase or similar package of luggage and more than one small bag inside the coach. Additional luggage may be carried subject to accommodation being available within the vehicle and will be subject to a £5 charge per item, payable to the driver of the coach. This right may be exercised even if larger amounts of luggage have been permitted on the outward journey.
Certain items cannot be carried under any circumstances for safety reasons – these include:
- frozen food
- combustible or otherwise hazardous materials, including petrol
- electric scooters
- electric bikes
56. We welcome all customers on Scottish Citylink services and do our best to assist those with walking difficulties or those who normally use wheelchairs. We can safely carry wheelchairs with dimensions length 1200mm x width 700mm x height 1350mm (height restriction includes seated passenger) on our coaches. If you have a rigid wheelchair or scooter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our Customer Service team when you book your journey (we recommend at least 36 hours in advance) so that we can confirm if your mobility device can be carried. The weight of the wheelchair plus occupant must be within the safe working limit (SWL) of the ramp or lift fitted to the vehicle. As a general rule, the ramp or lift fitted to vehicles have a safe working limit of 300kg. If you wish to sit in your wheelchair while travelling with us, we recommend you email email@example.com or contact our Customer Service team at least 36 hours in advance to make sure that your wheelchair can fit and to book the designated wheelchair space.
57. The Company reserves the right to refuse trunks or other bulky articles, or any item heavier than 20kg or with dimensions larger than 75cmx50cmx32cm (large suitcase), or articles of an objectionable or dangerous nature, or which have sharp or protruding edges which may tear or damage other luggage with which it is packed within the coach. The Company is also entitled to request any passenger to open any article of luggage for inspection by the driver or other authorised employee of the Company in the presence of the passenger if, for reasons of security, the Company considers it necessary to do so. Subject to availability of accommodation, bicycles in a box/bag or fitted with a bike sock and skis/surfboards will be carried. A maximum of two bike socks will be available for use on the following routes; Inverness/Portree, Inverness/Fort William and Inverness/Ullapool. Stops, where Citylink can safely permit cyclists to board/alight, are listed here. Fragile items such as electronic goods, portable televisions, radios etc. will only be carried if they are of reasonable size and securely packed. The Company will not be responsible for damage to such items howsoever caused.
58. Where operationally possible the driver or company official will store and remove your luggage from the lockers or trailer. Medication and valuables should not be stowed in the luggage hold but taken on board. The Company's liability is limited to £100 per passenger and passengers are advised to ensure that they have proper insurance if their luggage is worth more than this.
59. Luggage given into the custody of the Company must be clearly and appropriately labelled and securely packed and locked/fastened. The passenger's destination should be shown on the outside of the luggage. Luggage tags are essential to help recover your possessions in the event of a loss. Secure luggage tags with your full name and address, then secure them to each luggage item before boarding your coach. You can print your luggage label here
60. The Company will not be liable for loss or damage to passengers' luggage or to any possessions of the passenger unless such a loss or damage is caused by negligence on the part of the Company, its servants or agents; and, in the event of the Company being liable for loss or damage under this clause, its liability in such case shall be limited to the sum of £200 per item of luggage, with a maximum of £300 for any single claim. Where an item of luggage contains items belonging to more than one person, only one claim will be considered by the Company. The Company's liability will be limited to £25 for each individual item within the luggage lost or damaged. The Company will not be liable for any monetary loss whatsoever. This includes currency, valuable securities such as cheques, money orders, premium bonds and certificates and all other items which may be valued in money or money's worth. The Company recommends passengers insure their luggage and personal property.
61. Loss of luggage or personal property must be notified immediately to a Company employee. The passenger should also contact the company owning the vehicle on which they travelled. The Company reserves the right to levy a charge for storage and return of lost property.
62. Animals, other than trained assistance dogs, will not normally be carried on the Company’s services. These trained assistance dogs should wear their harness or identification jacket whilst travelling.
63. Exception will be made to small animals which are fully contained within a transport-approved pet carrier, (eg IATA approved). The pet carrier must be secured on the floor area of the coach beneath the passenger’s feet. Under no circumstances will a pet carrier be allowed on the seats of a vehicle. Carriers that do not meet these standards will be refused travel. If travelling on our Belfast (923) service please ensure that you read and comply with Stena Lines conditions of carriage of pets.
64. Animals accommodated in an approved transporter must not under any circumstances be placed in the luggage compartment of the coach.
65. A ticket must be obtained for any animal carried at a charge of £1 Single. These tickets can only be purchased from the driver on board the coach.
66. If an animal is taken on board without the drivers' permission the passenger may be required to remove it. The passenger accompanying any animal in the vehicle will be solely responsible for the animal and will indemnify the Company against all liability arising out of the carriage of the animal on the Company's vehicle or out of the animal's presence on the vehicle and the Company will not be liable for any loss or injury to the animal whether caused by the negligence of the company, it's servants or agents or otherwise.
67. The published running times of services are approximate only and the Company does not undertake that services will start or arrive at the time specified in its timetables or that such services will connect with other services shown as connecting services.
68. Except as provided in these terms, the Company will not be held liable for any loss howsoever arising or caused as a result of any delay to such services or by the same not operating in accordance with their published timings.
69. The Company reserves the right to alter its timetables or suspend, cancel or withdraw services or departures or other facilities without notice, whether before or after a passenger has booked accommodation on the same.
70. The right is reserved to provide carriage between the points stated on the ticket issued to the passenger by means other than the vehicles scheduled to run on the journeys to which the ticket relates.
71. Any arrangements for hotel accommodation, meals, refreshments, admissions to or for the use of premises, vehicles (including coaches), trains, ferries, aircraft or other means of conveyance operated by persons or bodies other than the Company are made by the Company as agent for and on behalf of the passenger, on the express condition that the Company shall not be liable for any loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience howsoever caused to the passenger as a result of any such arrangements for such matters or use thereof. Such arrangements are subject to any by-laws, regulations or conditions of the provider of the facility.
72. Any ticket sold or arrangement entered into on behalf of the passenger is on the condition that the laws of Scotland shall apply to the contract arising and to the determination of the rights and liabilities of the respective parties and that no action or other proceedings shall be brought by either party in relation to the contract or for damages independent of such contract except in a court of competent jurisdiction in Scotland.