The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

FOL­LOW­ING the an­nounce­ment the Killin to Cal­lan­der bus is to be dis­con­tin­ued, a Stir­ling MSP has met with coun­cil of­fi­cials.

King­shouse Travel will be stop­ping the ser­vice after De­cem­ber 30 this year be­cause of a short­age of drivers.

Bruce Craw­ford MSP met with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Stir­ling Coun­cil’s trans­port depart­ment to dis­cuss what hap­pens next.

This comes after Stir­ling Coun­cil con­ducted a num­ber of pub­lic con­sul­ta­tions in the area to de­ter­mine pos­si­ble op­tions.

Mr Craw­ford said: ‘Hav­ing met with Stir­ling Coun­cil of­fi­cials, I am pleased ef­forts are be­ing made to reach out to peo­ple in the lo­cal com­mu­nity as it is res­i­dents who use the cur­rent ser­vice who are best placed to ad­vise what type of re­place­ment would ful­fil the needs of these par­tic­u­lar com­mu­ni­ties.

‘The C60 bus has been met with deeply un­for­tu­nate cir­cum­stances and it is clear from the dis­cus­sions I have had with trans­port rep­re­sen­ta­tives that the is­sues lead­ing to the de­ci­sion to dis­con­tinue the ser­vice cen­tred around staffing.

‘I un­der­stand that, from the pub­lic meet­ings held, a range of dif­fer­ent ideas and views were voiced by res­i­dents and I have been as­sured they will all be taken into ac­count by of­fi­cials when de­vis­ing a strat­egy for re­plac­ing the cru­cial Killin to Cal­lan­der link.’

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