Local Businesses Help Restore Langlands School Buses

On Friday 28th February Langlands School Parent Council held a race night to help raise funds to continue to operate two Variety Club Minibuses that the school utilise for the pupils.

Langlands school provides education for pupils aged 11 to 18 from Dumfries and Galloway with severe and complex needs and disabilities.

These minibuses allow the children to travel around our community developing life skills, and having exceptional experiences.

The Parent Council said “These busses are a lifeline for the school and allows them freedom to take the children out into the community whenever they need to, one of the challenges we have been faced with is the cosmetic condition of our oldest bus sadly the paint and stickers are coming off so not only were we faced with the realisation of needing to raise money to keep the buses on the road but also to allow us to repaint and apply new stickers to the older minibus”.

Three local businesses, CM Engineering (Scotland) Ltd, William Paul Motor Engineers and Signright Dumfries approached the PCA and offered to undertake the work to cosmetically repair the minibus.

Unfortunately due to the current pandemic this took slightly longer to complete than was anticipated, however, on 24 November the bus was handed back to the school looking brand new.

The PCA wish to thank the companies for the time and effort they put into bringing this bus back to life.