Dundee Remembrance Day: Free bus travel for veterans but expect disruption

All Xplore Dundee buses will have a poppy on them this weekend

War veterans and cadets will travel on city buses for free this weekend as Dundee remembers the country’s fallen heroes.

The city’s main bus operator Xplore Dundee will is also honouring those who have given their lives who have given their lives by displaying poppies on all of its vehicles.

Further to this, all drivers will pull over their vehicles at 11am on Saturday and Remembrance Sunday to observe a two-minute silence.

The company is asking passengers to join in with the mark of respect and has said services could see a slight delay.

Elsie Turbyne, managing director of Xplore Dundee, said: “We hold a two minute silence on our buses every Remembrance Day to honour the brave men and women who fought for our country.

“All drivers are requested to pull over for two minutes, when safe to do so, before continuing with their journey.

“We hope our customers will join us in observing this silence and paying our respects.”

Youngster from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Training Corps plus a number of other volunteers will be travelling around the city as part of the annual fundraising drive on Saturday.

The bus operator has arranged to transport the charity’s collectors around its network for free on that day, as they collect donations.