Borders Buses, supported by Scottish Borders Council, has launched an ondemand, app-enabled Pingo bus service offering bespoke travel for Berwickshire journeys not served by a scheduled bus service.
The new service began on May 2, and follows the pattern first established by parent company West Coast Motors last year in Argyll & Bute, with an app allowing passengers to make bookings and track their journeys, or alternatively make bookings by phone. It operates every day from 07:00 to 21:00, serving an area stretching from Cockburnspath and Eyemouth in the east to Coldstream in the south, Greenlaw and Gordon in the west. This allows connections to be made with the main bus network in the area, and provides for those wishing to travel to parts of Berwickshire where there is no other bus service. It also offers trips to and from the Morrisons supermarket on the northern outskirts of Berwick, across the border in Northumberland.