From golf clubs to candy floss machine: Folk urged to collect items left behind on Dundee buses

Items left included a cat box, clubs, a candy maker and a muscle builder.

GOLF clubs, a candy floss maker and a cat box — these are some of the items that have been left on Xplore Dundee buses this year.

The company has revealed to the Tele what passengers have left behind while travelling in Tayside over the past 12 months.

In addition to the clubs — which were in their bag — candy machine and cat box, there was an assortment of more typical items, such as hats, gloves and umbrellas.

There was also a clothes rail still in its packaging and a range of valuable items including wallets and mobile phones.

A spokeswoman for Xplore Dundee urged owners of the lost items to get in touch.

She said: “Customers leave a wide variety of items on our buses. Our lost property store is regularly filled with umbrellas, hats, gloves and bags that people have forgotten to take with them when they leave.

“Anyone who’s left something on a vehicle can easily contact our office and claim their belongings, as we keep these items for several weeks before handing over anything that’s unclaimed to a local charity shop.

“Passengers sometimes also leave more valuable items, such as wallets, phones and bus passes.

“We do our best to keep these safe and return them as quickly as possible to their owners.

“If you find anything on a bus, it helps if you hand it over to the driver, as we can then log and store the item.

“And if anyone is tempted to think finders keepers, they should remember that we have fully functioning CCTV cameras inside all of our vehicles.”

Anything not collected after a certain time period is donated to charity.

George Devine, from Moffat and Williamson Bus Hire, said the firm has collected phones, lunch kits and gym bags, which are picked up by the owners once they have been traced.

The only thing left behind on a Stagecoach bus, according to a spokeswoman for the company, was a hand-held muscle builder.