OUTRAGED residents in Barrhead demanded action a decade ago after a vital bus service stopped operating in the area.

First Stop’s number two bus route from the Dunterlie area had been hailed as a “lifeline” for many elderly and disabled members of the community.

When the service was scrapped, residents claimed they had been given no warning or told of an alternative route.

Rena McGuire and Phil Traish, of the Dunterlie Tenants Group, demanded that someone step in to ensure the service was not allowed to simply fall by the wayside.

Lifelong Dunterlie resident Rena, who is now a community councillor, said at the time: “This is a lifeline for many people in the area, particularly for the elderly members of the community who depend on the service to continue with their day-to-day lives and enjoy a taste of independence.”