New home wanted for Balamory Bus

IT has been nine years since Edie McCredie first got behind the wheel to transport children in the Balamory bus but now BBC Scotland is seeking a new owner for it.

The bright yellow bus has been through many adventures during the award-winning CBBC Balamory series and it now has the chance to go on many more.

BBC Scotland are asking the public to nominate a Scottish charity or non-profit organisation where the bus could be best used and hope that it will continue to bring cheer to children’s lives.

The Scottish Children in Need and Appeals Advisory Committee, who decide on how donations to the charity are spent across Scotland, will choose the best place for the bus to go at the end of June.

Simon Parsons, head of Children’s in Scotland says: “With the big increases in transport costs, I know that the generous gift of the Balamory bus will make a big difference to the work of a youth or children’s organisation in Scotland.”

Application forms should be returned by June 10 with the committee deciding by the end of June where the bus will be placed.

For further information and application packs please go to http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/scotland/aboutus/pressoffice/balamory_bus.pdf