VOLUNTEERS from Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders paid thanks to Arnold Clark Car and Van Rental for providing brand new vehicles to the group.

The two 4x4 vehicles were given to the First Responders during the winter and were invaluable as they worked day and night as ‘the Beast from the East’ hit the area.

Last week, volunteers met with representatives from Arnold Clark to thank them for their kindness in helping the two villages.

A spokesperson for Arnold Clark said: “It was great to meet with the Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders to find out more about the incredible work they do.

“We are delighted to be able to provide the vehicles that enable these amazing people to get out and assist those in need.”

Since the First Responders were given the two 4x4 vehicles to support their work, they have already been called out to a total of 1,500 emergency situations in the area.

Posting on social media, the group said: “We were delighted to host Arnold Clark Car and Van Rental at our headquarters.

“They were learning about the vital service we provide within our community and it’s all thanks to Arnold Clark for providing two 4x4 vehicles.”