Since December 2016, external advertising has appeared Edinburgh's trams, giving added interest in the system to tramway enthusiasts! Tram 261 was the first tram to receive adverts, those being for Edinburgh's Hogmanay.  

In 2018, the entire 27 strong fleet carried external advertising, 22 of which were adverts for CR Smith!   All adverts carried to date have featured advertising along the top of the tram and have  featured contravision advertising on the 3rd and 5th section of the tram.  

Below is listed all the adverts to date, and an accompanying photograph of the livery (if I have them)

 

 

Number Advert Notes Date Added Date Removed
251 #Tramspotting  Promoting the increase in service frequency to 7 minutes.   Carried from January 2017 - April 2018 Jan-17 May-18
251 C R Smith: From Cumbernauld to St Fillans  features the Arria mermaid statue found next to the M80 at Cumbernauld and the Mirror man statue found in Loch Earn at St Fillans. 18th tram to receive CR Smith Advert May-18 Feb-19
251 Edinburgh Live    Feb-19 Nov-19
251 American Express    Nov-19 Mar-20
252 C R Smith: From Bannockburn to Dundee  features a statue of Robert the Bruce and a statue of Desperate Dan.   12th tram to receive CR Smith Advert Oct-17 Still carried 
253 C R Smith: From The Royal Mile to Balintore  features a statue of a lion with the St Andrews Cross and the Mermaid of the North statue on rocks by the North Sea. 15th tram to receive a CR Smith Advert Jan-18 Still carried 
254 Parabola My Edinburgh Park  advertises a new “community and architectural exemplar” at Edinburgh Park. Advert in Tan / Dark Green livery. Jun-18 Still carried 
254 Parabola My Edinburgh Park  update of the above advert Oct 20 present
255 C R Smith: Fae Leith tae Alloway  Features a domed building from Leith and a statue of Robert Burns, 11th tram to receive CR Smith advert. Oct-17 Mar-20
255 Forever Edinburgh All over advert Oct 20 Still Carried
256 C R Smith: Whoever fitted it, we can fix it  advertising their door window and conservatory upgrade and repair service May-18 Still carried 
257 Johnnie Walker #Jointhepact  promotes Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign Feb-18 Jan-20
257 Ray Harryhausen advert Ray Harryhausen Titan of Cinema exhibition National Galleries of Scotland Nov 20 still carried
258 C R Smith: From Turnberry to Blair Drummond  Features a bag of golf clubs and some meerkats on a mound, 13th tram to advertise CR Smith Sep-17 March 2021
258 John Lewis: Edinburgh's new landmark Features some Edinburgh Landmarks replaced with Children's Toys. 2nd tram to carry advertising for John Lewis. May 2021 still carried
259 C R Smith: From Carrbridge to The Forth  Features the old Carrbridge and the Forth Rail Bridge. 1st tram to receive CR Smith advert Aug-17 Still carried 
260 C R Smith: From Glasgow to Peterhead  Features Duke of Wellington Statue from Glasgow with traffic cone on head and the Peterhead lighthouse Aug-17 Dec-19
260 Johnnie Walker #Jointhepact promotes Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign. Revised advert design with red basecoat Dec-19 Still carried 
261 Edinburgh Trams Hogmanay 2016 services  Promoted the tramway's special Hogmanay service.   Advert carried from Dec 2016 - Jan 2017. First Advert to be carried by an Edinburgh Tram Dec-16 Jan-17
261 Edinburgh Trams Try the return to Murrayfield  Promoting a £3.20 return ticket to Murrayfield for the Scotland v Wales 6 Nations game on 25th February 2017. Advert carried during February 2017. Feb-17 May-17
261 Edinburgh Trams Royal Highland Show Trampede  Promoting the Royal Highland Show as well as travel to the event by tram. Advert carried during May/June 2017 May-17 Jul-17
261 Edinburgh Trams Festival and Fringe  Promoting the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals in their 70th year as well as travel to the event and all night trams on Saturday nights during August.  Advert carried during July / August 2017. Jul-17 Sep-17
261 C R Smith From Ben Nevis to North Queensferry  Features an ice climber and a diver. 6th tram to receive CR Smith advert Sep-17 Jan-19
261 Standard Life    Jan-19 Mar-20
262 C R Smith: From Dunblane to St Andrews  Features a tennis player and a Golfer Sep-17 Jan-19
262 Macdonald Hotels / Paul Tamburrini    Jan-19 Aug-19
262 Spotify    Aug-19 Dec-19
263 C R Smith: From Lossiemouth to Kinross.  5th tram to receive CR Smith Adverts  Features RAF fighter jets and Kinross Geese Aug-17 Nov-19
263 American Express    Nov-19 Mar-20
264 Parabola Edinburgh Fringe Festival  Parabola / The Fringe Jul-18 Aug-19
264 American Express    Sep-19 Dec-19
264 Edinburgh Trams Hogmanay    Dec-19 Jan-20
264 Johnnie Walker #Jointhepact promotes Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign. Revised advert design with blue basecoat Jan-20 Still carried   
265 C R Smith (Whoever fitted it, we can fix it)  advertising their door window and conservatory upgrade and repair service Jun-18 Still carried 
266 C R Smith: From Falkirk to Musselburgh  Features a Falkirk Kelpie and a Musselburgh Racehorse Aug-17 Still carried 
267 C R Smith: From Largs to Dundee  Features a Viking, Longboat and the SS Discovery Sep-17 Jun-19
267 EE 5G    Jun-19 Aug-19
267 Spotify    Aug-19 Dec-19
268 Parabola My Edinburgh Park  a new “community and architectural exemplar” at Edinburgh Park Jun-18 Oct 20
268 Parabola My Edinburgh Park updated advert of the above Oct 20 still carried  
269 C R Smith: From Inverness to Edinburgh  Features the Flying Scotsman and an Edinburgh tram on Princes Street. 19th Tram to receive advert for CR Smith Oct-17 Jun-19
269 EE 5G    Jun-19 Sep-19
269 American Express    Sep-19 ? 
270 C R Smith From Finnieston to Fraserburgh  Features a Crane bird and the Finnieston Crane on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow. 7th tram to feature CR Smith advertising Sep-17 Sep-19
270 American Express    Sep-19 Nov-19
270 American Express (revised design)    Nov-19 Mar-20
271 Qatar Airways    Jan-18 Jul-18
271 Tiso    Jul-18 Sep-18
271 Parabola  My Edinburgh Park / Edinburgh City Vision 2050  Sep-18 Still carried 
272 C R Smith: From Troon to Edinburgh  Features a Sandcastle on Troon Beach and Edinburgh Castle. 5th tram to feature CR Smith livery Aug-17 Apr-19
272 Royal Highland Show    Apr-19 Jul-19
272 Audi    Jul-19 2020
272 John Lewis   Oct 2020 Still Carried
273 Johnnie Walker #Jointhepact  promotes Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign Feb-18 ? 
274 C R Smith: From Pitlochry to Meadowbank Features a Salmon and a hurdler Sep-17 Mar-19
274 Parabola    Mar-19 Still carried 
275 C R Smith: From Speyside to Aberdeen  Features a Whisky Distillery and a North Sea Oil Rig Oct-17 May-19
275 EE 5G    Jun-19 Jul-19
275 Scottish Rugby    Jul-19 Still carried 
276 Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay 2017 Promoting travel by tram to Edinburgh's Christmas and Edinburgh's Hogmanay events. November 2017 - Jan 2018 (in service, tram actually still carried it until April 2018 but was out of service from Jan - April) Nov-17 May-18
276 Royal Highland Show 2018 Promoting the Royal Highland Show as well as travel to the event by tram. May-18 Jul-18
276 Edinburgh Dungeon    Jul-18 Dec-18
276 Edinburgh Trams Christmas 2018 and Hogmanay    Dec-18 Mar-19
276 Parabola    Mar-19 Still carried 
277 C R Smith: From Lochmaben to Dunfermline Features a statue of Robert the Bruce and Dunfermilne Abbey Sep-17 Oct 20
277 Parabola   Oct 20 Still Carried