28 Jun 2017
A Stagecoach bus driver from Dunfermline depot, has been awarded the 'Driver of the Year' award at this year's Bus Driver Of The Year competition within East Scotland. Brian Mackie has won the competition for the fourth consecutive year and also won in 2008 showing his consistently high standard of work since joining the company 14 years ago.
A number of Stagecoach East Scotland’s best drivers took part in the annual contest which tested their driving skills with a short drive around Dunfermline. The drivers then completed a specially adapted theory test, which included questions on road safety and hazard awareness.
Second place went to Graeme Gilfillan from Aberhill depot and Steven Fiddes from Dunfermline depot took third place.
David Frenz, Operations Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said: "I'm delighted to present these awards this year and congratulate Brian on his win as our best bus driver in East Scotland. The fact that Brian has now won the award for 'Driver of the Year' for the fifth time overall, proves his skill and overall commitment to his job. Well done to our runners up too and to so many of our drivers across East Scotland who consistently exceed our expectations in their day-to-day duties, it's great to be able to reward their efforts."
Winner of £300 cash, Brian Mackie, and the runner-up, Graeme Gilfillan, will now go on to compete in the National Driver of the Year finals, which will be held in Blackpool in September.