Community bus project press ahead with new ideas

Decora provided a great day out for BABS passengers (pic: Lisa Grant)

A MORAY COMMUNITY bus company is determined to enhance the services it offers the Moray community – with a new year bringing new challenges.

Buckie based BABS Dial-A-Bus has battled against the odds in recent years just to keep their regular services moving.

Now those behind the accessible community bus scheme are grasping the challenges of a new year by pressing on with plans for four-day tours to augment their existing services. Fortnightly outings from Buckie to various locations in the North East and Highlands that have proven of particular interest will continue – as will longer trips including a four-day holiday breaks in Inverness and Stirling.

A spokeswoman for BABS sold insideMoray: “Our last tour of 2016 was to Decora in Elgin where everyone attending really enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere – and the excellent new café facilities they are now providing.

“We are now taking things easy at the start of the year – but that time is being used to plan our tours schedule for the year which will begin again in April. These will be every second Wednesday and offer a chance for people to get out and about to places that they perhaps would otherwise find it very difficult to reach.

“More than that, those going on the tours last year found that they provided a great opportunity to meet up again with old friends – and make some new ones. The tours cost anything between £6 and £22 depending on distance.”

Full details of the schedule for 2017 can be found on the BABS website or by calling the BABS office on 07810 524863.