I'VE been following your coverage over the past few days of the proposed First Bus changes in the Greater Glasgow area.

I have to say, I find it astonishing how First can cut so many services to highly populated areas of the city.

Yet in the small village where I live, there has been an huge amount of buses put on the route after a small, independent, family run company stepped in as competition.

JMB Travel launched its Shotts to Hamilton 56 service in December 2011 in competition with First's similar 266 service.

Since then, First Bus has commited a vast amount of resources on to the route to try and run its minuscule competitor – which only runs every 30 minutes – off the road.

Shotts has never seen so many buses.

When is this madness going to stop?

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I WAS totally amazed to read your article on changes proposed by First Bus.

I see that the bus for my area, the Number 119 Milngavie service, would be replaced by Number 60 which will operate a service from Easterhouse covering Clydebank and Milngavie.

I have tried to see how this can work.

I certainly would need a flask and sandwiches.

Perhaps someone should give the manager of First Bus a map of Glasgow.

D Russell


COMMENTING on the recent attack on a baby by an urban fox , Colin Seddon of the SSPCA Wild Life Rescue Centre stated 'in 30 years working with wildlife I have never known a wild fox attack a person'. What planet is he on?

In 2002 a fox mauled a 14-month-old baby in Kent. In June 2010 twin babies were mauled by a fox in Hackney.

In the same year in East Lothian a man had his nose and fingers bitten off by a fox.

The urban fox population has been increasing over recent years. It is only a matter of time before a child is killed. Governments should act now.

William O'Donnell