Ferintosh Community Bus starts Monday 28 June

24 June 2021

Bruce Morrison, Secretary of Ferintosh Community Council, writes

Our very own Ferintosh Community Bus starts on Monday 28 June. I've attached a press release that is about to go out together with the final leaflet explaining the details of this new way of delivering public bus transport to our area. 

Press release 23 June 2021 (part)

New flexible community bus service introduced on Black Isle 

A new flexible bus service in the Ferintosh Community Council area of the Black Isle is being introduced from Monday 28 June, making it easier for local residents to use public transport. The demand responsive service will operate between 9.30 am – 4.15 pm, Monday to Friday, and complement the scheduled peak services on Service 22 to Inverness that will continue to be operated by Stagecoach. 

[Note that the 22 service is reduced and will only run at peak times, ie not between 09.20 and 14.06 from Culbokie and 08.55 and 14.40 from Inverness.  All A9 services 25, 25A, X25 now divert to Tore Service Station ('Tore Services' on the timetables) to connect with the Community Bus.  You can view and download updated timetables for all Black Isle and Easter Ross services from 28 June  here ].

It will take residents to and from Tore Service Station where passengers can join any of Stagecoach’s mainline A9 buses. Passengers can also book journeys between any two points within the Ferintosh Community Council area.  Just like an ordinary bus, it is available to all residents in (and visitors to) the Ferintosh Community Council area, which includes Culbokie in the east to Mulbuie in the west, Mulbuie Ridge in the south down to the Cromarty Firth in the north).

All journeys, including concessionary travel, will be no more costly than current fixed route journeys, even although the journey to /from Inverness is a two bus journey The National Entitlement Card can be used with this service.  The cost of a bus journey is very much lower than the fuel and parking costs of a private vehicle or a taxi fare. 

Read the full press release

Download the leaflet

Congratulations are due to Bruce and those who have helped him in getting this innovative service set up.  Now it is up to the people of the Ferintosh CC area to use it.


We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.