First answers its West Lothian question

First Scotland East 67764 (SN62 AUU), an Alexander Dennis Enviro300 refurbished and painted in the latest livery with gold branding for service X36 (Stirling-Glasgow) and the Midland fleetname recently adopted for buses at Bannockburn, Larbert and Balfron depots. TOM McREYNOLDS

First’s 260-vehicle Scotland East business — now serving West Lothian, Stirlingshire and Clackmannan following its retreat from East Lothian, Midlothian and the Borders — is upping the ante in a battle for business with council-owned Lothian Buses, which has established 10 Lothian Country-branded routes in West Lothian since August last year and opened a depot in Livingston.

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