Tributes paid to driver David Wright

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Tributes have been paid to a popular Scottish coach driver, who died last Tuesday (December 9) while in French Alpine ski resort of Tignes.

While we was not working for Maynes of Buckie at the time, Kevin Mayne, Operations Director at Maynes of Buckie said: “David has been an integral part of our seasonal team for the past two years, working on our summer tour commitments which were based in the Edinburgh area, as well as our winter ski programme.

“David will be sorely missed by all who knew him at Maynes, the many passengers he toured with and other industry professionals who were fortunate to meet him while out on the road. Our thoughts are with his family.”

Neil Edmonstone, who heads up the Coach Drivers North and South (CDNS) forum on Facebook and drives for Whytes of Aberdeen, said: “I had the pleasure of his company on a couple of occasions and a nice bloke you could not have met. My thoughts go out to his family at such a sad time.”

Writing on CDNS, Gary Forbes-Burns commented: “David was such a good guy who I had the pleasure of working with at Edinburgh Coach Lines. I cannot believe he’s gone but at least he died doing something he loved.”

As this issue went to press, funeral details had yet to be confirmed.