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The existence of a Killin Community Bus dates back to 1970 when it was used to accommodate the needs of the local Youth Club and it is still meeting local needs today. From visits to art galleries in Glasgow to shopping trips to Edinburgh, fishing all over the place and the transport of the folk from the Falls of Dochart Retirement Home to Stirling Hospital and elsewhere.
On August 18th 2004 there was a landslide in Glen Ogle and stranded people were brought to Killin. The Killin Community Bus was out on a shopping trip and got stuck at Lochearnhead, eventually returning via Comrie. The Community Bus driven by Jimmy Gauld then took rescued people, TV crews and reporters back to their vehicles the next day.
The bus is available for all types of outings and for all types of groups! For example:-
(Note: The bus is not available for commercial hire. )
You will need an approved driver and then you will need to book it.
(See the booking diary at News First Newsagent in Main Street)
The cost is a very reasonable 0.60p per mile.
The Community Bus is driven and organised by local people on a voluntary basis. It has charitable status. The service is provided for the people of Killin and district and is the only village Community Bus within a radius of about 40 miles.
The bus can carry up to 10 passengers + driver and some of the drivers are MIDAS Trained (Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme). The bus is fully equipped with disabled facilities and can accommodate wheelchairs.
Our new bus is here and available for hire.
Please see our News page for more information.