Greta takes top honour at awards

Winners of the inaugural Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards with their certificates.
Winners of the inaugural Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards with their certificates.

Greta Bowie of Dial a Community Bus in Buchan has been heralded Volunteer Escort of the Year at the inaugural Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards.

The awards were held on October 7 to recognise the invaluable work of volunteer drivers and escorts within the north-east.

Greta picked up the accolade for her dedication and hard work of Dial a Community Busy.

Greta was part of a group that set up what is now Buchan Dial a Bus and has given her time over the last 20 years to assisting local residents with their transport needs.

Winners of the inaugural awards attended a ceremony at Aberdeenshire Council’s Woodhill House to receive their certificates and prizes.

The winner of each category received a prize worth £200, sponsored by First Aberdeen and Stagecoach North Scotland.

Other winners were Mike Solomon, who won Volunteer Driver of the Year following a nomination from Friends of Insch Hospital and Community.

Due to their continual support for local residents, the Silver Circle Community Transport Scheme & Hospital Driver Scheme won Community Contribution of the Year.

The group helps people in the Upper Donside area.