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.

DRT services

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.

Enquiry line: 01467 535 333 

Angus area DRT

Service 121 (Kirriemuir Lintrathen circular route) runs on a demand responsive basis.

Booking line: 01307 471739 (Open 09:00-15:30, Mon to Fri).
Service 121 timetable

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. 

Booking line: 01382 540 624 

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.

Booking line: 01786 465355

Highland area: Dial-a-Bus

Demand responsive transport in remote Highland areas, available to all members of the public.

Lothians: Handicabs

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. 

Booking line: 0300 123 4565

Orkney: Dial-a-Bus

Accessible transport for people of all ages and abilities around the main Orkney Island and the linked south isles. 

Booking line: 01856 871515

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.

Enquiry Line: 01786 404040
Website and online booking

Strathclyde area: SPT MyBus

Demand-responsive transport for passengers in the Strathclyde area.

Enquiry line: 0345 128 4025

West Lothian Taxibuses 

A number of Taxibus routes operate in West Lothian.  These are available for members of the public to book in advance.
More information


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.