Travel scheme success welcomed

Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s continuing investment in concessionary travel.

New research has shown that a total of 56,856 people in Aberdeenshire are benefiting from the scheme.

The research from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) shows that 53,539 people over the age of 60 and 3317 disabled people in Aberdeenshire benefited from the policy.

Mr. Stevenson said:

“The SNP Government’s deal to ensure that concessionary bus travel continues in coming years is hugely significant.

“The Scottish Government’s continued investment in this vital lifeline service is excellent news for everyone who benefits from this service.

“I am delighted that people across Aberdeenshire will continue to do so.”