First Bus is to provide free travel to all armed forces personnel, veterans and cadets travelling to Remembrance Sunday events across Scotland.

Those wearing uniform and badges or a recognised ID badge can claim their free travel up to 3pm on Sunday, November 10 as they attend Remembrance Day events.

The concession by the bus operator is, they say, in honour of all the fallen and the surviving veterans of conflict.

Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director of First Scotland, said: “Remembrance Sunday is an important and solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by so many in our Armed Forces and we wanted to do something to mark the occasion.

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“We have a number of veterans working for First Bus across all of our Scotland depots and we are very proud of their efforts and sacrifice, so this is our way of saying thank you to them as well as honouring all men and women who choose to serve and protect the freedoms our country now takes for granted.

“We hope this concession on our services will make it as easy as possible for as many Veterans, Armed Forces personnel and cadets to attend the various Remembrance services and events up and down the country on Sunday to mark the occasion.”

Gordon Michie, the Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, added: “Remembrance Sunday is an important moment in the national psyche.  This is especially so for those who have selflessly served in our Armed Forces, many of whom have friends who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Providing free travel to veterans to help them attend Remembrance Sunday events across the country is a wonderful gesture by First Group and we commend them for this, and for their ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces community.”