A COMMUNITY group who specialise in getting people around the area admits it has been saved from shutting its doors after it received an unexpected £2,000 funding boost.

Will Thomson from G15 Buses revealed he recently considered closing the community bus service for good until he got an email in his inbox from the Wee Grants Team at the Robertson Trust.

G15 Buses help anyone living in Clydebank and Drumchapel to get around to appointments such as a visit to the GP, shopping, or just getting out of the house for a bit of fresh air.

And Will insists he can look forward to the new year again after the welcome cash windfall.

He told the Clydebank Post: “There's been great excitement and pleasure, here at the charity.

“I'm sure you can imagine the difference this will make to continuing the delivery of our essential services to those in G15 and G81 and beyond.

“Just weeks ago, we were really preparing to give in.

“We had exhausted our reserves and watched every penny spent.

“This is the only major funding we receive for the Connector Services, which with our fare income is what we operate with.

“Donations have really changed recently and at present can't be relied on, however, now we feel safe to say hello to 2024.”

The Robertson Trust fund and support organisations working to alleviate poverty and trauma in Scotland.

They target good causes with an annual income of less than £25,000 – just like G15 Buses.

The email sent to Will, dated November 6, read: “We’re delighted to award you £2,000.00 towards the cost of your work.

“We hope this will help you make a difference and support people in your community.”