Scottish Conservative MSP Liz Smith has expressed her delight on hearing there will be a new bus service for residents in Kinross-shire, describing it as “positive news.”
The politician, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region, was reacting to the announcement that First Scotland will run a service, the X53, between Stirling and Kinross, from Saturday, September 12. The bus will run from Monday to Saturday and call at stops in Rumbling Bridge and Crook of Devon.
The new bus service is a two-hourly one and will run from 6.25am-6.40pm.
Commenting, Liz Smith: “I am delighted to hear of this new service for West Kinross-shire. It is positive news, especially following on from Stagecoach recently withdrawing the 23-bus service, which caused concern for many Kinross-shire residents.
“There were very strong feelings amongst the communities that were served by the 23-bus service, so they will be relieved to hear that a new bus service will now run through West Kinross-shire. I am sure this move will be warmly welcomed by these communities.”
She continued: “Bus services are important to communities, especially rural communities. They provide an important service for many people who often depend on them as their only mode of transport.”