Banton has been the scene of a road smash which has left a van driver seriously injured.
Police confirmed that a school bus bound for Hamilton College collided with the van before 8am today (Wednesday)
Officers closed off Kelvinhead Road and Stirling Road and paramedics attended to the victims.
The van driver was taken to hospital and the bus driver was also treated for an injury to his hand.
The school bus had just one passenger and the child was uninjured.
The road remains closed but police expect to re-open the route shortly.
No further information about this incident was forthcoming at this time.