First Bus is offering free travel this weekend to thank those who have served their country. 

All veterans and Armed Forces personnel can travel on services across the Greater Glasgow area on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 for no charge.

They simply have to wear their uniform or show the driver their service ID card to ride for free.

First Bus has strong links with Armed Forces communities, as many veterans now work for the firm.

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The company will continue to support the community by donating £5,000 to Erskine Veterans Charity, which provides care, compassion and support to nearly 1,000 residents and their families each year.

First's chief commercial officer, Simon Pearson, 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.

“We have a number of veterans working for First Bus across our Scotland depots and we’re very proud of their efforts and sacrifice.

"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."

Sara Bannerman, head of fundraising and communications at Erskine Veterans Charity, added: “We extend our sincere thanks to First Bus for their donation of £5,000 in support of our veterans.

"This generous contribution will help provide vital care, support and ultimately improve the overall wellbeing and quality of life of veterans here at Erskine.

“We are also delighted to hear about the initiative offering free travel for veterans on Remembrance Day, which we are sure will be greatly appreciated by the veterans community.

"This support is testament to the commitment of First Bus to our veterans and their commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those who served for our country.”