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Demand Responsive Transport options
Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) schemes typically operate in local areas where there are few or no conventional bus services.
The exact route and stopping points are usually flexible. In all cases, journeys must be booked in advance.
Some DRT services are only for specific groups of people in the community, such as the elderly or disabled.
The following Demand Responsive Transport schemes operate in different parts of Scotland.
This list is not exhaustive. You may wish to contact your local authority for details of any other DRT options offered in your area:
Aberdeenshire A2B dial-a-bus
Demand responsive door-to-door bus services. Available in Alford, Banchory, Central Buchan, Deeside, Echt and Dunecht, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Inverurie (rural and town), Kincardine and Mearns, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff (rural and town) and Westhill areas.
Angus area DRT
Service 121 (Kirriemuir Lintrathen circular route) runs on a demand responsive basis.
Dumfries & Galloway
Some community transport services operate in the Dumfries & Galloway area
Fife area: Go-Flexi
Demand responsive bus services in the Fife area, supported by Fife Council.
Fife area: Dial-a-Ride (Fife Bus)
Services for people who have difficulty using conventional public transport.
Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire: Dial-a-Journey
Dial-a-Journey provides transport services for people who have mobility difficulties.
Highland area: Dial-a-Bus
Demand responsive transport in remote Highland areas, available to all members of the public.
Offers Dial-a-Bus and Dial-a-Ride services in the Lothian area, supported by City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Councils.
Moray area: Dial M for Moray
Demand responive services in areas not served by public transport, for everyone regardless of age or disability.
Accessible transport for people of all ages and abilities around the main Orkney Island and the linked south isles.
Perth & Kinross area DRT
Demand Responsive Transport for communities in the Muckhart and West Kinross-shire area (DRT1) and the Kinloch Rannoch/Rannoch Station area (DRT2).
Stirling area DRT
Demand responsive services are available to all general public, and operate in the Auchengillan, Blanefield & Carbeth; Balquhidder; Carron Valley; Croftamie & Drymen; Fintry; Killin & Strathfillan; Strathard & Trossachs; Thornhill & Doune areas.
Strathclyde area: SPT MyBus
Demand-responsive transport for passengers in the Strathclyde area.
West Lothian Taxibuses
A number of Taxibus routes operate in West Lothian. These are available for members of the public to book in advance.
Community Transport services
Community transport options may be offered by other locally-owned organisations or volunteers in parts of Scotland.
The Community Transport Association website lists details of community transport providers across the country.