STIRLING Council’s two brand new mobile libraries have been named following a public competition.

The BFB – The Big Friendly Bus – and Robinson Cruiser will be the names of the council's new mobile libraries.

The local authority asked residents at the start of November to send in their best literary-based puns, with the winning entries to adorn the state-of-the-art vehicles.

Paul Smith, a 14-year-old pupil at McLaren High School, and sisters Sadie and Joni Greig of Balfron shared the top prize in the U16 category, with their take on Roald Dahl’s children’s favourite The BFG.

In the adults competition, Jane Larner, of Riverside, Stirling, impressed the judging panel with her quirky suggestion Robinson Crusoe

Along with having their chosen names displayed on the side of the vehicles, Paul, Sadie, Joni and Jane will receive a range of fantastic prizes, including £50 of book tokens donated by Waterstones and the chance to go out for a drive in the vehicle they have named.

The winners were announced on January 30 at Stirling Council HQ ahead of a meeting of the Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, which oversees the Libraries and Archives Service.

Cllr Chris Kane, Convener of the Committee, said: “Congratulations to all the worthy winners and a huge thanks to all those who entered and made it such a difficult decision with all their ‘pun-derful’ suggestions.”