Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company (BSCTC)
Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company (BSCTC) is a registered charity set up in 1999 to support the transport needs of Aviemore and the surrounding areas.
Based in Aviemore around 35 miles south of Inverness , it now operates one of the most successful community transport schemes in Scotland, providing safe, high-quality, affordable, accessible transport, covering an operating area of over 900 square miles.
BSCTC’s core activities revolve around community transport, with a raft of social inclusion services operating around the transport aspect to provide beneficiaries with better health and well-being outcomes.
A voluntary car scheme comprises the bulk of BSCTC’s work, with around 160 volunteers supporting over 1600 registered clients, providing a lifeline for people with mobility issues or who may be cut off from transport links in rural areas.
BSCTC also run registered bus routes for the region, which are open to the public to take advantage of Aviemore’s thriving tourist industry. This provides a steady revenue stream which can be diverted to BSCTC’s social inclusion activities.
Full list of BSCTC’s services and activities:
- Community car scheme which serves some 1,650 clients utilising 160 volunteer drivers and 10 telephonists. Coordinated by the small BSCTC staff team, making around 6000 journeys a year.
- A door-to-door community bus service for the general public on weekdays using a 13-seat wheelchair accessible minibus with paid driver. The routes cover the majority of visitor attractions in the area.
- A door-to-door community car service for residents in and around Aviemore, using a small wheelchair accessible car with volunteer drivers
- An assisted shopping service one day per week in Aviemore using two wheelchair accessible vehicles and a local taxi firm. In Grantown, using local private hire taxi company. Two volunteer drivers and at least nine volunteers per week are required for these services.
- In addition to this, volunteer drivers provide weekly transport to a day care centre, providing transport for large groups of up to 20 passengers to lunch clubs fortnightly and to a music club and a supper club on a monthly basis. These services are currently provided by two wheelchair accessible minibuses and a small accessible car.
- Two minibuses are available for private group hire in the evenings and at weekends as well as certain times during the week when not being used on the above services. BSCTC can also provide a volunteer driver for this service if required.
- A free scooter and wheelchair loan and a prescription collection service is also available from BSCTC.
For further info, contact:
Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company
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