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08 Jul 2020
A Stagecoach employee from the Black Isle has made the final of the Scottish Transport Awards for 2020.
Stevie Ross, from Kilcoybrae near Tore, has worked for Stagecoach for 27 years, initially starting his career with the company as a Driver. Following a spell in London supporting the Stagecoach contract delivering transport for the London Olympics in 2012, Stevie became Bus Station Controller in Inverness, a role he still proudly holds today.
The Scottish Transport Awards recognise work across Scotland in delivering quality solutions connecting communities and helping visitors see the best of what the country has to offer. Stevie is one of only eight across Scotland in the final for the hotly contested “Frontline Employee of the Year” category.
Stevie has been recognised for the critical role he plays in keeping Inverness Bus Station moving, particularly during the busy tourist season which can see an additional 2,000 visitors per day. Stevie navigates language barriers and always manages to ensure that visitors are able to visit the highlights of the Highlands by bus in their limited time in the area. Stevie’s organisational skills not only keep visitors well informed in the bus station but also minimise the impact on local bus users during the spells of increased demand for the services.
David Beaton, Managing Director for Stagecoach Bluebird, said: “I’m really proud to have Stevie in our Highlands team. His commitment and dedication to his job has kept Inverness Bus Station running smoothly with any day-to-day challenges thrown his way. It is fantastic to see him recognised at the Scottish Transport Awards and whatever happens on the night, he will remain a star in our eyes.”
Stevie Ross, Inverness Bus Station Controller, commented on his achievement: “I was really surprised to hear I made the final, I’m just one part of a great team here in Inverness and everyone plays a really important role in keeping the services running well across Inverness and the Highlands.”
The awards last recognised a member of the Highlands team in 2016 when Sammy Torrance from Inverness was recognised for his commitment to keeping the city moving following the fire in the city centre which caused huge disruption to bus services.
The awards are set to take place in Glasgow on 24th September.