A BUS operator is set to offer a free single journey to uniformed personnel this Remembrance Sunday.

First Bus will provide a free ride to all armed forces personnel, veterans and cadets travelling to services and events across the country on November 11.

Uniforms and badges or a recognised ID badge can claim a free single journey up to 1pm on the day, in honour of the fallen and surviving veterans on the 100th anniversary of the World War One Armistice.

Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Scotland, said: “Remembrance Sunday is an important and solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by so many in our Armed Forces and this year for the 100th anniversary we wanted to do something to mark the occasion.

“We have a number of veterans working for First Bus across all of our Scotland depots and we are very proud of their efforts and sacrifice, so this is our way of saying thank you to them as well as honouring all men and women who choose to serve and protect the freedoms our country now takes for granted.

“We hope this concession on our services will make it as easy as possible for as many veterans, armed forces personnel and cadets to attend the various Remembrance services and events up and down the country on Sunday to mark such a landmark anniversary.”

Gordon Michie, head of fundraising at Poppy Scotland, added: “Thousands of veterans will be travelling to Remembrance Sunday events across the length and breadth of the country.

“It will be an especially important day given that it will mark exactly 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which would bring the First World War to an end.

“This is a wonderful gesture from First Bus that will benefit veterans all across Scotland.”