Festive Cheer For Erskine Residents As McGill’s Provides Free Travel To Christmas Dance

2 months ago Fri 22nd Dec 2023



McGill’s Buses has continued its long-standing support of Erskine Veterans Charity by providing free transport for residents to attend their Christmas afternoon tea and dance.


Held at the Glynhill Hotel in Paisley this week, attendees were transported the short distance from Erskine’s home in Bishopton before an afternoon of dancing to songs old and new while enjoying fresh scones, sandwiches and various other treats.


The company provided carriage on one of McGill’s new electric buses - ably led by driver Gerry Gilmour who assisted residents before and after the event.


The free transport is part of McGill’s commitment to Erskine and the wonderful care it provides - as well as supporting our armed forces and veterans more widely.


In the summer, McGill's signed the Armed Forces Covenant, promising to support military personnel across Scotland.


Serving personnel are provided with free travel all year round by McGill’s and last month, the company teamed up with Poppyscotland to mark Remembrance and provide free travel to veterans attending services across the November 11/12 period.

Alex Hornby, Managing Director of McGill’s Group, said:

“We were thrilled to be able to provide free transport to the residents of Erskine so they could attend their Christmas tea dance at the Glynhill Hotel.


“Erskine is a fantastic charity and facility and the McGill’s team are hugely passionate about supporting them whenever we can.


“The afternoon was a great success and provided some great festive cheer in the run-up to Christmas. We’re pleased to have played a small part in making it such an enjoyable occasion.


“We have also received fantastic feedback regarding our driver on the day, Gerry Gilmour, who couldn’t have been more helpful to those going to and from the Glynhill. Gerry typifies the best of the McGill’s team and we’re grateful to him for his efforts and contributing towards our help for residents who have done so much for society.”