A Boys’ Brigade group has had its minibus stolen.

The 1st Dundonald Boys’ Brigade had its white 2012 Ford Transit 17 seater taken from outside an officer’s house.

Colin Meldrum, a Dundonald Boys’ Brigade officer, said: “The bus was sitting outside one of our officer’s houses to be cleaned for the weekend.

“He went out of his house last Friday at 11.30am, to discover it was no longer sitting where it should be.

“Dundonald is a small community village. We’ve got 50 boys, 20 in each section, in order to get anywhere we need transport.

“Without the minibus we’re pretty much stuck, or we have to hire transport, or rely on parents.”

The group is currently in suspension due to the

ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but will

need the bus for when their schedule returns to


Mr Meldrum said: “We do have a lot of activities coming up.

“One of our older sections are supposed to go camping in Lancashire for a week.

“Without a minibus we’d need to hire one, so it will cost extra.”

The group has members from ages five to 18 from all over the area including Drybridge, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock.

Any help to retrieve the stolen bus, with the registration HV12 KTD, would be appreciated.

The minibus was stolen from the Drybridge area.

A post on the club’s Facebook said: “Can everyone please share this post and hopefully we can retrieve it?

“Given the current situation at the moment and all that’s going on we hope it can be found. This is vital for our work.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the Irvine Times: “The minibus has not been recovered as yet and inquiries are ongoing.”