Bus information and timetables

January  2017  -  New timetables introduced

Stagecoach has introduced new timetables for Black Isle and linking bus services, largely as proposed in November, from 9 January.  They seem to have discontinued the publication, at least online, of separate timetables for individual services, and have instead issued a new 'Black Isle Travel Guide' contailing the timetables for all routes.

You can view and download the leaflet as a .pdf file  here.

November 2016 - Proposed timetable changes

We have been alerted by the chair of Ferintosh Community Council to the fact that Stagecoach is proposing timetable changes to bus services including those covering the Black Isle, with a ridiculously short consultation period ending this Friday 25 November at 12 noon.  You can find general information, links to the draft new timetables, and contact details for response to the consultation here.

If confirmed, the changes proposed will take effect from 9 January.  There are likely to be further changes in April 2017, when new service contracts will start.
These are the Black Isle routes affected, with direct links to the draft timetables:

(21   Dingwall - Culbokie - Cromarty)
                        No information
25   Inverness - Invergordon - Tain
                        See below
(26   Inverness - North Kessock - Cromarty )
                        No change
27   Inverness - Conon Bridge - Dingwall - Contin
                        Minor timetable changes

Changes to 25* services

25 25A 25B Inverness – Tain
Service 25A has been renumbered 25 and altered to run via Conon Bridge and Dingwall providing an enhanced service between Dingwall, Evanton, Alness and Invergordon.
Service 25B has been incorporated into Service 25. Evanton will be served by an improved Service 25X to and from Inverness.

25E/25X Inverness – Tain
Service will operate every 30 minutes between Inverness and Invergordon with hourly extentions to Tain.
Every hour, one Service 25X will operate via Evanton which will improve links to Easter Ross destinations.

Contact information:

Please forward any feedback you have to - nscotmarketing@stagecoachbus.com  
Alternatively,  you can post it to us  at the following address:

For Inverness and Easter Ross/Tain feedback please post
FAO Philip Prestwood, Stagecoach Inverness, Farraline Park, Inverness, IV1 1LT

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Local bus timetables 

Most as from 23 November 2015 (see below).

Please note that changes to service 22  Inverness - Culbokie - Cromarty came into effect from 5 January 2016.  The main change is the extension of the service to Dingwall and Evanton on Saturdays.  The updated timetable is available via the link below.  (Note that the second 22 Inverness-Culbokie Monday-Friday service, marked Sch b, starts from outside Tisos at 07.34).

Services  21, 22, 22A, 121, 122  Dingwall, Inverness, Culbokie, Resolis, Cromarty.

Some of the routes in this timetable are 'demand responsive'.   The routes are colour-coded, and information about them is provided in similarly colour-coded panels.  You may need to zoom in to read this information.  The general information about these routes given in the timetable is:

To book a journey telephone 01463 258934. Bookings must be made Monday
to Friday between the hours of 0900 and 1600. Any booking can be made up
to 1600 the day before intended travel.

On journeys which are demand responsive, buses may pass timing points up to
5 minutes  later than shown.

The 'demand-responsive' 21 Dingwall-Cromarty service on Tuesdays and Thursdays runs according to the timetable between Dingwall and Culbokie, and between Culbokie and Cromarty the route will vary according to demand.

This is not a 'dial-a-bus' service as operates in various parts of the highlands, usually provided under contract by a private taxi or minibus operator.  There are no 'dial-a-bus' services on the Black Isle.

Services  23, 26, 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D  Inverness, North Kessock, Avoch, Fortrose, Rosemarkie, Cromarty.
Depending on your broadband speed, this timetable may take a very long time to appear, probably because it includes a detailed map.  If you want to refer to it frequently, you should download it as a .pdf file to a convenient location on your computer, and subsequently access it from there.  This file is over 3 Mb.

Services  27, 27A, 28, 28A, 28B, 28D  Inverness, Kirkhill, Kiltarlity, Beauly, Conon Bridge, Maryburgh, Dingwall, Strathpeffer, Contin.

Services  25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25X  Inverness, Dingwall, Evanton, Alness, Invergordon, Tain, Dornoch.

Services  17, 19, 19A, 19B, 19C, 40, 919  Inverness, Dochgarroch, Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, Cannich, Tomich, Urquhart Castle, Fort Augustus, Fort William.

Stagecoach timetables main site
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables


Traveline Scotland provides information about all Stagecoach Highland services and all Scottish bus operators.  Unfortunately most people will find the Traveline timetables difficult to read because of the small size of the type.  Stagecoach timetables are better.

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