Bobby’s Bus Stop

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Oct 112018

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Bobby’s Bus Shelter is bus shelter near Baltasound, on Unst, Shetland, Scotland.

The name “Bobby’s Bus Shelter” honours Bobby Macaulay, a child who used to cycle to the shelter in the mornings to catch the bus to school. The local council had plans to remove the bus shelter but after the seven-year-old sent them a letter asking them not to and explaining that the shelter is where he kept his bike while at school, the council left it there and furnished it.

The shelter is equipped with a sofa and a television. It is furnished and redecorated periodically. For example, in 2010 it was given World Cup themed decoration due to Bobby’s visit to South Africa to see the 2010 FIFA World Cup and each year by local residents with a sofa, television, computer and other home comforts.

Previous themes have included the Golden Jubilee, Underwater, Diamond Jubilee, Sheep (I would loved to have seen that), a trubute to Nelson Mandela, Puffins and, this year, 100 years of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom.