About Us

About Us

Boness and Area Community Bus Association SCIO

Registered charity number: SC047023

The Bo’ness Community Bus is a registered charity, which runs a ‘not for profit’ scheduled daily minibus service, plus a hire service.
Our membership is free to anyone over sixteen who lives in the Bo’ness and Blackness area. Our organisation is managed by a small group of voluntary trustees, who along with our staff of three drivers and operations manager, sustain our minibus service.
Because we are all users, customer service definitely comes first. We aim to provide clean comfortable minibuses, and the highest standard of customer care.
We currently lease three Ford Trend seventeen seater minibuses, which operate between Bo’ness and Edinburgh under a Bus Services Operators Licence issued by the Transport Commissioner. The buses operate on a scheduled service recognised by Transport Scotland and qualify for Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) and the Concessionary Fares scheme for Aged and Disability card holders.
Our fare structure is designed to be competitive with fares being comparable with our competitors. We also run a Private Hire service which is open to anyone who wishes to organise bus services for any event. Please contact us for more information.
We are also registered with Public Contracts Scotland and are able to tender for public Service Contracts.
Our services are fully covered by Employers & Public liability insurance, breakdown cover, regular inspections and maintenance. 
Our drivers all hold the Certificate of Professional Competence and are all CPC approved 
We wish all our customers an enjoyable and safe journey.

Friendly Service

We pride ourselves for the friendliness of all our drivers, who are always happy to help our passengers.

Travel in Comfort

The Minibus type we use is the “Ford Transit High Roof Trend ELWB 2.2TDCi 17 Seat Minibus” . They have many features, all are there to ensure our passengers can travel in comfort and safety.

Overcoming Social Isolation

We were the first to respond when the Midday services to our town was removed back in July 2016. 
Since we introduced our service in May 2017 over 10,000 passengers have benefited by using their concession bus pass to access free travel.
Many of our local residents felt isolated as they were dependent on public transport to visit relatives, hospitals for appointments, or previously used the service for leisure activities or shopping.

Boosting Tourism

Boosting Tourism is an objective we are realising through the partnerships we have built with other organisations in the town who are also dependant on tourism. Organisations like the SRPS Bo’ness & Kinneil railway, Blackness Castle and the Hippodrome Cinema advertise on our minibuses and we exchange information on Facebook and other websites. We are very proud of our Town and are also supported by being tagged on the Visit Scotland website.
This approach has resulted in tourists from throughout the world using our service to visit the Steam Railway, Blackness Castle and groups of walkers who use our service to access the John Muir Way and Kinneil Estate.

 

Breaking Down Barriers To Employment

Our services can help community access regular train services into Edinburgh where they have access to the nationwide services.