A BUS driver who saved the life of a passenger who had a heart attack onboard and a young woman who performed CPR on a small baby have been honoured for their bravery.

William Bell, dubbed Billy the bus driver by his customers, leapt into action after another passenger alerted him that John McCann had lost consciousness.

Billy, who has been behind the wheel at First Bus for more than a decade, began lifesaving CPR for more than 20 minutes as he waited for paramedics to arrive.

His actions onboard the number 57 bus helped save John's life and the pair have since been reunited.

Last week, Billy, from East Kilbride, was awarded the First Aid Hero prize at the Scottish First Aid Awards which was hosted by beloved Still Game star Sanjeev Kohli.

Billy said: “I am greatly honoured to have won this award.

"It was a challenging situation but when you have been first aid trained, it gives you the confidence to step in and do what you need to do.

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"I’m so pleased that John is alive and well.”

Leeanne Cumlin was highly commended in the same category after she helped a terrified mother save her child.

The 41-year-old was leaving her Baillieston home to travel to work when she spotted her panicked neighbour holding her limp and blue child.

Leeanne had recently completed a first aid course and was able to take control of the situation, lying the baby on the ground and starting chest compressions, which she continued for around 20 minutes until an ambulance arrived.

After being presented with her highly commended award, Leeanne said: “I’m so thrilled to have won this award. When faced with a situation like I was, there is no time for hesitation.

"That mum and baby needed my help and I was very glad to be able to step in and assist.

"You never know when your skills may come into use but having them is so important.”

The pair weren't the only Glaswegians to scoop top awards.

The winner of the Amy Allan Young Volunteer of the Year Award, which is awarded to a St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer aged five to 24 years old who has excelled at first aid, was won by Jamie Ferguson.

Meanwhile, Jack Green scooped the Douglas Bremner First Aid Volunteer Award.