Driver-of-the-Year Ian through to next stage

Ian receives his trophy.
Ian receives his trophy.

A ST ANDREWS bus driver is one of the best in the business - and that’s official.

Stagecoach driver Ian Sayer-Field, from the St Andrews depot, has taken the Driver of the Year award at this year’s Bus Driver Of The Year competition within East Scotland.

Ian has been placed in the competition in previous years, showing his consistently high standard of work since joining the company seven years ago.

A number of Stagecoach East Scotland’s best drivers took part in the annual contest on Sunday, May 13.

Proving their driving skills with a 30-minute drive around Dunfermline, the drivers then completed a special theory test which included questions on road safety and hazard awareness.

Second place went to William Gibb from Perth depot, and Sean Seath from Rennies of Dunfermline took third place.

Sarah Longair, operations director, Stagecoach East Scotland, said: “I would like to congratulate Ian on his win.

‘‘Many of our drivers across East Scotland consistently surpass our expectations in their day-to-day duties and it’s great that their efforts are being rewarded.”

Ian and William will now go on to compete in the National Driver of the Year finals, which will be held in Blackpool in September.