A NEW £15 million investment in all-electric buses has been announced by a leading firm. 

McGill's has ordered 33 new vehicles to boost its fleet across the West of Scotland

It comes shortly after a £17.5m deal was agreed with two companies to produce more than 30 buses for the Greenock-based outfit. 

The electric buses will be delivered in the second half of this year, in advance of the Cop26 conference in Glasgow. 

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James Easdale, co-owner and chairman of McGill’s, said: “We’re thrilled to be making this further investment which will bring our total fleet of all-electric vehicles in the west of Scotland and Dundee to 68. 

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"Notably, these will be delivered before COP26, significantly in advance of other operators who have placed orders. 

"We have a strong record of investment in McGill’s and this will continue in years to come.”