Community Bus

The Big Silver Bus

Many of you will have seen BRD’s big silver minibus in the village or further afield.  This is available for hire with a trained volunteer driver.

The Ballater Community Bus can be booked by recognised Community Groups, such as Children’s or Youth Groups, Sports Clubs, Church Groups, Schools, Organisations for the Disabled or Elderly; also more informal groups or individuals needing transport to places of Worship, Community Activities, Cultural and/or Educational Events.

The Ballater Community Bus seats 16 people (plus the driver). It is passenger friendly with hand rails, gentle steps and a hoist which allows access for one wheel chair.

No.  We undertake to provide a trained driver. This ensures your safety, protects the condition of the vehicle and is a requirement of our remit.

The hire cost is £1.25 per mile. What you pay goes directly towards the running costs of the vehicle, as do any donations .  Our drivers are all volunteers.

Sorry, it’s a passenger-carrying vehicle only!

For more information see the separate A2B entry.

If you have some time to spare, want to be more involved with the community and have a full driver’s licence then we would very much welcome your help with the Ballater Community Bus.  Training will be provided to MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) standard.

For this valuable service to the community we have to thank our group of volunteer drivers. 

For bookings to use the minibus, please contact Gillian at BRD.

Phone: 013397 55467