Praise for Buckie bus service that continues to fill a gap

Stewart Stevenson with BABS Trustee Lyra Wilson and office manager Leah Rosvoll.

PRAISE IS BEING heaped on a popular local bus enterprise with the public being urged to support the community efforts in Buckie.

Local MSP Stewart Stevenson called in at the BABS Dial-a-Bus depot in the Moray town this week to see for himself what the service is all about – and what it has to offer the local community.

BABS has been provided a door-to-door accessible bus service from Buckie for several years – often having to battle for survival in a difficult financial climate. It is primarily aimed at providing a service to those who find public transport difficult to use – usually because of age or a disability.

In addition, BABS offer weekly shopping trips and regular day trips to a variety of popular destinations around Moray and beyond.

Following his visit, Stewart Stevenson said: “I’ve obviously been aware of BABS Dial-a-Bus for some time but the point of coming along to visit was to see just how much they are doing.

“I must say I didn’t realise just how far their geographical reach extends. The day trip tours operated by BABS Dial-a-Bus give people a lot of options and in doing so help support local businesses in the North-east.

“The weekly shopping trips are also an important part of keeping people socially active as well as ensuring their cupboards are fully stocked. I think it’s very important for many of their passengers that they offer a door-to-door service.

“I’m delighted to see that BABS Dial-a-Bus is putting themselves out there to let people know what they offer. There are also some very rewarding opportunities to become a volunteer driver as well and I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch with BABS Dial-a-Bus.”

Find out more about BABS Dial-a-Bus through their website.