Concern after second blaze near town in recent months

The latest bus fire just outside Potarch. (Photo: Elisha Queen)

ABERDEENSHIRE West MSP Alexander Burnett has raised concerns following a bus fire near Banchory this morning, it being the second to occur in recent months.

The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “This is a deeply alarming incident and I’m glad no one was hurt in the bus fire.

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“I’m extremely concerned that this is the second Stagecoach bus fire of its kind in the Banchory area in recent months after a double decker burst into flames near Crathes.

“Stagecoach must address these issues transparently and conduct a thorough investigation to ensure each and every one of their vehicles have maximum fire safety protections.

“These fires are clearly causing concern among passengers who need to be assured that these faults are being resolved by the company.”

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