Disabled people - bus passes
Free bus travel for disabled and older people anywhere in Scotland
How do I apply for a bus pass?
You can pick up an application for your bus pass at Stirling Bus Station or ask for an application to be posted to your home address. After completing your application you must bring it, along with proof of eligibility (see below) and a passport photo to Stirling Bus Station to allow a staff member to check your details.
The passport photograph which you attach to the form should be recent (taken within the last year) and be of you, on your own,showing a close-up of your head and shoulders so that your face covers approximately 65% to 75% of the photograph and your features should be clearly distinguished against the background. The photograph should be in sharp focus, clear and printed on plain photo quality paper.
The times that you may attend the bus station are:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 4.45pm
All Saturdays from May to September: 9am - 4.45pm
All Saturdays from October to April: 9am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 4.15pm
For more information or an application please telephone 01786 442704 or e-mail us.
Who is eligible for a bus pass?
You are eligible for a bus pass if you are a resident in Scotland (Stirling Council Area), and aged over 60, if you are registered blind, partially sighted, if you are disabled or if you have mental health problems.
Who is eligible for a companion pass?
People from the age of 5 years, whose disablement is such that they require to be accompanied when travelling and are in receipt of DLA middle or high rate of care component, in receipt of Attendance Allowance or Registered Blind and is on a register maintained by or on behalf of the council.
Can I use my bus pass to travel on buses outside the local area?
Yes, you can use your bus pass to travel free on scheduled long distance coach travel anywhere in Scotland.
What do I need to provide to complete an application?
Bus pass for over 60:
Proof of Address - One from the following - Council Tax Bill, Utilities Bill, Bank Statement, Television Licence, or letter from Residential Home.
Proof of Age - One from the following -Birth Certificate, Passport, Photo Driving Licence or Attendance Award Letter.
Bus pass for disabled people:
Proof of Address and Age as above.
Proof of disablement - One from the following - high rate of mobility component of the Disability living Allowance, the high or middle rate of the care component Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance Award Letter, an Award letter from the Veterans Agency or a disabled person's parking badge issued in accordance with the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 - also commonly known as the Blue Badge or Taxation Class (DVLA form C of DLA form404)
Deaf - Profoundly or severely deaf applicants (must be in both ears). The applicant must suffer from bilateral hearing loss greater than 70dBHL averaged over 1, 2 and 4 KHz.
Driving Licence - Refused or revoked on medical grounds (other than misuse of drugs or alcohol) (letters should be dated within the last 12 months). Epilepsy - Anyone with epilepsy who has had a seizure within the past 12 months and does not hold a current driving licence (licence revoked or surrendered on medical grounds, has never had a driving licence and would be refused a driving licence on medical grounds if they applied for one may be eligible to apply. (Application NCT003).
If the Applicant, although under the legal age to drive, were to apply for a driving licence under Part 111 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 they would have their licence application refused pursuant to section 92 of the Act (Physical Fitness) otherwise than on grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol.
Mental Health Issues - Applicant must have completed and had validated a NCT002 Certificate of Eligibility verifying their mental health condition under the definition provided.
People who have limb loss - one or both lower limbs, one lower limb and one upper limb or both upper limbs
Anyone diagnosed as being terminally ill or anyone with a progressive degenerative disorder which severely impedes their mobility and ability to carry out day to day activities.
Applying for National Entitlement Card 19 - 25 year old who are working on a full time voluntary basis
Full-time Volunteers - If you are a full-time volunteer (35 hours + per week) and you are aged between 19 and 25 (under 26) you will be eligible for the Young Persons Concessionary travel scheme.
To qualify, in addition to the above, you also need to produce evidence from either Project Scotland (membership card) or CSV Scotland (registration letter), also proof of date of birth and address.
Further information can be found on Young Scot
If you have more than one National Entitlement Card
You can only use your most recently issued National Entitlement Card on the bus. Any other cards will not work and you will not be allowed free bus travel. The last two digits make up your issue number.
If you have more than one card, only the highest issue number will be valid for travel.
For further information please see www.transportscotland.gov.uk
If you are unsure which card to use, please contact Stirling Council by calling the telephone number on the back of your card.