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Stagecoach Highlands' tribute offers free travel on Remembrance Sunday


By Hector MacKenzie


Stagecoach Highlands is offering free bus travel to Armed Forces personnel carrying ID on Remembrance Sunday
Stagecoach Highlands is offering free bus travel to Armed Forces personnel carrying ID on Remembrance Sunday

A BUS company is supporting military personnel past and present in the Highlands this Remembrance Sunday.

As part of the transport company's activities, Stagecoach Highlands will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military as well as the civilian servicemen and women from both World War I, World War II, and in later conflicts.

A contribution has been made to the Royal British Legion, enabling all its drivers – who choose to wear a poppy – to do so.

Inverness Bus Station will also be collecting donations for the Poppy Appeal on Wednesday between 8am and 4.30pm.

On Remembrance Sunday, Stagecoach Highlands will be offering free travel to Armed Forces personnel carrying a military ID card and to veterans wearing the veteran’s badge.

Veterans, military servicemen and women can use the free bus service to attend a number of planned processions and services in towns and villages across the Highlands.

Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

David Beaton, managing director of Stagecoach Highlands said: “We are always proud to be supporting Remembrance Sunday, and this year we want to say a huge thank you to all our armed forces who have served, sacrificed and strengthened our freedoms.

“Through our support we hope we can send a clear message to our Armed Forces communities in the Highlands that we appreciate and recognise the commitment they have made to our country over the years.”

Stagecoach Group signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in support of the Armed Forces Community. As a signatory of the covenant, the company recognises the value serving personnel, regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to both the country and businesses across the country.



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