Transport - community services
We are committed to supporting community-based transport initiatives. We can provide local groups with advice and support or refer them to organisations such as the Community Transport Association, who are experts in this field.
Community transport is provided mainly by charitable, community and voluntary groups. Its primary objective is to overcome social exclusion by allowing people who are disabled or who live in isolated communities to access local facilities and services. In the Stirling Council area, the main community transport services are:
- Demand Responsive Transport ("Taxi Service")
- Killin Community Bus is a voluntary organisation with charity status. The organisers and drivers give freely of their time to provide this important facility. Some of the drivers are MIDAS (Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme) trained.
- Dial-a-Journey is a registered charity that provides door-to-door transport for people who are unable to use other public transport.
- Royal Voluntary Service operate a voluntary car scheme throughout the rural area, in which volunteers use their own cars to provide transport for individuals. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the UK's largest charities and volunteering organisations and the aim is to give older people the opportunity and choice to get more out of life.