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Stagecoach West Scotland honours long serving employees

28 Nov 2017

Stagecoach employees from across West Scotland have been recognised for their loyal service and commitment to passenger transport at a special ceremony.

The tradition of recognising loyal employees who have contributed to the success of Stagecoach takes place annually. Stagecoach has always maintained its dedication to enhancing the skills of employees and contributing to the local economy.

With an impressive 457 years of service between them, 17 Stagecoach staff received individual awards for careers of 20 years or more with the company and its predecessors.  The recipients from across West Scotland are as follows:

Alan Deakin, Ayr Depot, 20 Years Service

Henry Carruthers, Kilmarnock Depot, 20 Years Service

Thomas Gray, Ayr  Depot, 20 Years Service

David Nimmo, Ayr  Depot, 20 Years Service

Andrew Murray, Ayr  Depot, 20 Years Service

Stewart McNeillie, Ayr  Depot, 25 Years Service

David McCullough, Dumfries  Depot, 25 Years Service

Brian Sibbald, Kilmarnock  Depot, 25 Years Service

William Gentles, Ardrossan  Depot, 25 Years Service

Gary Hamilton, Kilmarnock  Depot, 25 Years Service

James Clark, Ardrossan  Depot, 25 Years Service

Colin Martin, Ayr  Depot, 30 Years Service

Brian Coulter, Head Office, 30 Years Service

Ian Mcgrath, Cumbernauld  Depot, 40 Years Service

Hugh Duffy, Kilmarnock  Depot, 40 Years Service

Thomas Wiseman, Ayr  Depot, 27 Years Retirement

David Johnstone, Dumfries  Depot, 40 Years Service and 41 Years Retirement


The ceremony took place at the Carlton Hotel, Prestwick. The evening featured a dinner dance with presentations made by Stagecoach West Scotland’s Managing Director Tom Bridge, who thanked staff for their valuable contribution.

He said: "Stagecoach is one of the country’s leading transport operators whose team of dedicated staff deliver vital bus services for local people. 

“The Long Service Awards are when we recognise the loyalty and devotion shown by our many long serving employees and I would personally like to thank those receiving an award for their many years of service to Stagecoach West Scotland and its predecessors.”

Long service 2017