A heart-warming tale of adventure across Britain, festival favourite Timothy Spall (BFF19 Mrs Lowry & Son, also in this year’s It Snows in Benidorm) stars as a recent widower living in Scotland who is planning one giant bus trip in The Last Bus, from veteran Scottish director Gillies MacKinnon (Hideous Kinky, Whiskey Galore).
Tom, an elderly man, is on a mission to return the ashes of his recently deceased wife, Mary (Phyllis Logan, Downton Abbey) to Land’s End, Cornwall, Britain’s most Southerly point. However, Tom lives in the village of John O’Groats at the northeastern tip of mainland Scotland and has no real way to get to Land’s End, but he does have a bus pass.
Using only local buses, Tom embarks on a nostalgic trip, carrying with him his wife's ashes in a small suitcase, travelling the length of the country to take her back home. Along the way, his adventures are recorded by the people he meets and helps, and by the end of his trip he has unwittingly become a social media celebrity.