GREENOCK bus company McGill's have snapped up two more firms.

The Larkfield outfit, owned by James and Sandy Easdale, have acquired Lanarkshire operators Arthur's Coaches and D.A. Coaches for undisclosed amounts.

It follows the takeover of Coatbridge-based McNairn Coaches just 13 days ago.

Company chief James Easdale said: "We are delighted to have concluded these deals with Arthur’s Coaches and D.A. Coaches.

"Both companies have operated in the local area for a long time and built up a loyal customer base that we look forward to welcoming on board a McGill’s bus from Monday April 4."

McGill’s, Scotland’s largest independent public transport operator, has acquired the stage carriage routes of the two bus operators.

The deals are hot on the heels of last month’s purchase of McNairn Coaches and subsidiary J.J. Travel and sends a clear signal of the company’s intention to grow and extend its network in Lanarkshire.

McGill's managing director Ralph Roberts said: "Our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

"From April 4, McGill’s will offer Lanarkshire-based customers – old and new – access to an enhanced network of co-ordinated services, quality buses and a super range of great value tickets."