MSP welcomes low carbon buses

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the announcement that Macduff based Deveron Coaches is set to receive a share of a £1.8 million investment from the Scottish Government’s Green Bus Fund.

The funding will see 26 low carbon vehicles added to bus fleets across Scotland

Commenting, Mr Stevenson said: “I am delighted that Deveron Coaches has been selected as one of five bus companies across Scotland that will benefit from a share of this substantial investment. Greener buses are not only more environmentally friendly but will also reduce fuel costs for bus operators which is particularly important during these challenging times.

“The Scottish Government is committed to encouraging green travel and measures such as this will help us move closer to meeting our world leading carbon emission reduction targets.

Deveron Coaches will see funds of £174,400 being used on two of their buses.

Mr Stevenson continued: “This is excellent news for Deveron Coaches and the many people in my constituency who use their services on a regular basis. I look forward to seeing this funding put to good use.”