Angus Council is operating a mini-bus shuttle service in Brechin on Saturdays.
The service, which started on 6 June, covers the route that was until recently undertaken by Smith and Sons’ No.34 service. It aims to assist local residents who would otherwise be unable to journey into town for shopping and other essentials.
Communities Convener Mark Salmond said: “The shuttle, which is in fact a Schools and Learning 16-seat minibus, will run until further notice in place of the 34 service that is currently suspended.
“People should still remain at home wherever possible and we ask residents to use alternatives to public transport wherever they can.
“However, Brechin Community Council highlighted just how essential this service was for several residents, particularly those in the east of the town, and we were both able and very happy to help.
“I’d like to extend my thanks to our staff in Schools and Learning for making this mini-bus available on a Saturday and also to our Transport staff for making the necessary arrangements. I hope that by continuing this life-line service we can make things a little easier for our residents during the ongoing necessary restrictions.”
The timetable has been developed to capture the needs of regular passengers and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council continues to work with all operators to reintroduce as many local bus services into the network as soon as practicable.
Bus timetables, including the schedule for the Brechin town service mini-bus shuttle, are available on the Council website.