SCOTTISH COLUMN

Highland Council hails success for in-house operation

Highland Council GP221049 (BV72 KKR), a short wheelbase MCV EvoRa-bodied Volvo B8RLE, in Culduthel on the southern edge of Inverness on service 14C to Torness on the eastern side of Loch Ness.
RICHARD GODFREY

Highland Council says its in-house bus service pilot project started in January 2023 has been a success in its first year of operation, delivering savings and creating a valued and reliable service.

It was set up to operate local services and school transport at a lower cost than using commercial contractors, and in its first year carried 449 pupils each schoolday at 24 schools in the Inverness, Black Isle and Dingwall areas and over 52,000 bus service passengers on around a dozen routes.

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