THE festive season is well and truly upon us which means the famous St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Christmas Bus will be doing its rounds around local communities - including Dumbarton.

The beloved Whitecrook charity is once again hitting the road to spread some festive cheer – and raise some much needed money in the process with its double-decker kitted out in lights, decorations and a committed team of volunteers.

Between last week and this week the bus has already done its rounds through Whitecrook, Drumry, Asda in Dumbarton, Sainsbury’s at Great Western Retail Park, Duntocher, Hardgate and Ocean View.

Details of the remaining timetable for this year are listed as: Wednesday, December 11, 5-9pm: Old Kilpatrick, Thursday, December 12, 5-9pm: Milngavie, Friday, December 13, 10am-9pm: Braehead, Saturday, December 14, 9am-5pm: Argyle Street, Glasgow, Sunday, December 15, 9am-5pm: Argyle Street, Glasgow, Monday, December 16, 5-9pm: Anniesland and Jordanhill, Tuesday, December 17, 5-9pm: Dumbarton, Wednesday, December 18, 5-9pm: Knightswood and Academy Park, Thursday, December 19, 9am-3.30pm: West End Retail Park, Thursday, December 19, 5-9pm: Dalmuir and Parkhall, Friday, December 20, 9am-3.30pm: Asda – Bearsden, Friday, December 20, 5-9pm: Scotstounhill, Saturday, December 21, 9am-5pm: Byres Road, Monday, December 23, 9am-5pm: Milngavie.