Nine-year-old Aberdonian Adam Foster has won a First Bus competition, which has seen his artwork professionally wrapped onto the front of a bus.

Adam’s drawing pays tribute to NHS key workers in the region and was selected as the national winner of a competition by First Bus. It now decorates a double-decker in Aberdeen, which will serve the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary route.

The design will also be wrapped on two more buses – one for First Glasgow and another for First Midland in the Forth Valley region.

Adam has also won a tour of First’s depot in Glasgow, which he can claim when pandemic restrictions ease, as well as a goody bag and a poster of the professional design drawing made of his art.

“I can’t believe I won,” says Adam. “It is all very exciting, and I can’t wait to see the bus driving around the city. I am looking forward to showing my friends at school.”

Adds Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director of First Bus in Scotland: “We’ve loved seeing the competition entries come through and are delighted to see Adam’s winning design brighten up this key service in his own city of Aberdeen as well as in our other two areas of operations in Scotland”

“We chose Adam’s design for the way that it captures the spirit of everyone coming together during this pandemic and shows the appreciation that the public has across Scotland for our NHS key workers.”

The competition was initially launched at the beginning of lockdown as part of the creation of a resource pack supporting the home-schooling of young children.