Stagecoach offers cheaper fares for Fife and Tayside
A bus firm will roll out cheaper day return tickets across Tayside and Fife next week.
Stagecoach East Scotland said journeys across Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire will be offered at prices ranging between £5 and £8 as of Monday November 20.
The company said the variety of new return tickets can be used on trips between the likes of Perth, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Arbroath and Dundee.
Stagecoach said they will cost up to 40% less than equivalent Dayrider tickets on many of its eastern routes.
Managing director of Stagecoach East Scotland, Paul Thomas, said: “We’re very excited to announce the introduction of these new day return tickets, especially with the festive season just around the corner.
“These day return tickets will allow customers to enjoy a great day out with the family for less.
“We hope the introduction of these new tickets will also benefit commuters getting to and from work day to day and encourage usage of our new and improved services.”
Teens detained in connection with fire at Aberdeen school
Four teenagers have been detained in connection with an incident of wilful fire raising at a disused school building in Aberdeen.
Police said three youths aged 15 and one aged 14 will be reported following a blaze at Cordyce School in Dyce.
Crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze at around 11pm on Monday.
Six appliances were sent to the scene and more than 30 firefighters took about three hours to bring the flames under control.
Police Scotland officers also attended.
Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “The building has been extensively damage and it goes without saying that this could have been a much more serious incident.
“Thankfully no one was injured.
“We urge anyone who saw anything or has any knowledge which may assist our inquiries gets in touch with us on 101.”