The community of Pairc said a fond farewell to bus driver Peter Maclennan on Saturday (October 26th) as he departed from his regular route to a new contract.

Peter was lured to a social event at Ravenspoint on Saturday under the pretence that he was one of several contractors who would be thanked for their work on the outdoor classroom at Pairc School.

But instead it was a thank you party for Peter himself, who has served the community of South Lochs for many years with his minibus service and countless other contributions to the community.

Peter and his wife Christine enjoyed a video made for him by children from Pairc School, some singing from local Mòd winners and a specially-made cake in the shape of his own minibus.

One community representative said: “Everyone wanted to say thank you to Peter. He’s so popular, has done so much for the community and is such good fun – just a really nice man.”

The picture shows Peter and his wife Christine enjoying the cake and gifts at the surprise celebration.