A LEADING bus operator has marked Remembrance week by presenting a donation to veterans’ charity Erskine.

At the Erskine Home, in Bishopton, McGill’s owners Sandy and James Easdale handed over a cheque for £1,000 to the charity’s fundraising manager Karen McAulay and community manager Jim Watret.

McGill’s also showed the poppy design being displayed on 18 of the buses in its fleet.

Sandy said: “The work of Erskine in caring for those who served their country is renowned and we’re pleased to be able to make a contribution.

“The charity’s home in Bishopton is at the heart of the community McGill’s Buses serves and, although this year’s Remembrance period will be different, we need to remember that Erskine’s outstanding efforts require continued support.

“McGill’s also continues to offer all-year free travel to all serving Armed Forces personnel, demonstrating our gratitude for their service.”

James added: “Erskine’s staff and families of residents at the home are regulars on our bus services every day and we wanted to demonstrate our thanks, especially during the pandemic.

“We’re delighted that a poppy is on some of our vehicles and we hope others will join with us in showing their appreciation to Erskine, particularly as we mark 75 years since the end of World War Two.”

Founded in 1916, Erskine has provided nursing and medical care for members of the UK’s Armed Forces ever since.

Ian Cumming, Erskine CEO, said: “Our Remembrance services honour the sacrifices of all who were lost or wounded during wars of national survival in Europe or subsequent military and peacekeeping operations around the world.

“We thank everyone who continues to support our veterans in this time of exceptional circumstance.”