David Stewart MSP steps board Elgin’s axe-threatened 340 Duffus Heights bus service to listen to the concerns of older passengers

There are far more ordinary venues for a surgery than a community bus but it was all aboard the 340 Duffus Heights service in Elgin for a journey with a difference.

There was standing room only on the 28-seat Deveron Coaches bus as residents gathered together to try and maintain their link to the town centre, doctor’s surgeries, supermarkets and hospital.

They told Mr Stewart the bus also doubles as a meeting place for friends.

Mr Stewart is campaigning to save the stricken service, which is due to be pulled off the route due to a funding blackhole.

Some of the stories from the 340 bus service

Posted by David Stewart on Saturday, 24 August 2019

He said: “Buses matter – immensely and I will be doing everything I can to save this service.”

"Mum would loose her independence"

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"I would be lost"

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"I was very upset"

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Petition holds hundreds of names…

Posted by David Stewart on Saturday, 24 August 2019