Upper Tay Transport Group (UTTG)
Volunteer Driver Scheme
Community lifts are still suspended but we will be opening up our services on Monday the 26th of April in acordence to the current goverment advice.
Transport to Doctor, Dentist,Hospital and Vaccination appointments can be booked by phone or email. Please give 48 hours notice.
While we are in Lockdown we are ONLY able to provide travel to essential appointments to the doctor,dental and hospital apointments. Our volunteer drivers have access to PPE and are advised on all the current Goverment rules and restrictions to keep themselves and you safe.
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE UPPER TAY TRANSPORT GROUP?
We are a local group which aims to:
*Increase transport options in the Upper Tay area, particulary for isolated and vulnerable people and to enable people to access servcies.
* Promote public transport, active transport, and shared transport to reduce negative impacts on the environment.
*Create a Community Transport Hub to provide information on all local transport.
WHERE IS THE UPPER TAY AREA?
Area covered by the Community Councils of Glen Lyon & Loch Tay, Kenmore & District, Dull & Weem, Mid Atholl, Strathtay & Grandtully and Aberfeldy Council.
WHAT PROJECTS ARE RUNNING?
The Covid pandemic is affecting us all and is having a profound impact on travel and transport.
We are ready to help people to travel to essential appointments and help with Health and Welfare lifts.
Our volunteer drivers have access to PPE and are advised on all the current Goverment rules and restrictions.
COMMUNITY LIFTS - our volunteer driver scheme
This scheme is there for ALL local people who need a lift to appointments, shopping, to see friends or whatever you need. We have a group of volunteer drivers here to help. There is a joinig fee of £5 and a small payment will be charged for your journey to cover the driver expenses.
TO FIND OUT MORE, JOIN THE SCHEME, BOOK A LIFT OR VOLUNTEER.
Contact Eileen Merry on 07388 236233 or email
Sharing lifts with people who are going your way by using a simple App. It is quick and easy to use, for both those offering lifts and those needing lifts.
Sign up on www.liftshare.com. The more locals that register the more likely you will be able to get a lift orginised. Talk to your friends and family, encourage them to sign up too.
COMMUNITY BUS SERVICES
Upper Tay Transport is looking at what a community bus service might look like. It could operate different services in different ways.
- It could provide a bookable bus services along routes or to communities that currently are not serviced. Such as Kinloch Rannoch to Aberfeldy or to Dalguise.
- It could offer bus services to a club or group.
- It could offer a more regular 'around the town' bus service in Aberfeldy.
- It could offer a bus service to link with trains and other connections.
- It could offer an express service to Perth from Aberfeldy in the mornings and evenings.
We are undertaking a community consultation and we value your thoughts and input or email us with any views. Click the link here
or fill servey directly below.
Thank you for your participation, your opinion matters.
IMPROVING AND PROMOTING BUS USE
We are aiming to improve on up to date information and connections.
Numbers 23,27,83,60 and 91 buses serve our community from and around Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Calvine, Blairgowrie and Perth.
We also have a Bus Buddy scheme opperated Via The Tay Valley Timebank for people that need a bit of help on the bus.
We have two community minibuses available in our area. We encourage local groups to use these valuable recources.
Perth and Kinross Council minibus.
You need to be a group with a Section 19 permit and the driver needs a MIDAS.
Brian Martin - Minibus coordinator
Telephone: 01738 477374
Breadalbane Football Club minibus.
You need to be a group with a Section 19 permit. The driver does not need a MIDAS certificate.
Breadalbane Football Club Secretary.
FREE CYCLE TRAINING
We are delighted to offer free cycle training to those who might need a bit of help getting going on their bikes. The last training courses were very popular so we will be adding more in the spring so look out for these in 2021.
Essential Cycle Skills course
Cycling Improver Course
ELECTRIC BIKE LOAN SCHEME AND TRY OUT
Have a go on an elecctric bike - you will love it! Free loan scheme to locals. Available in the Spring 2021 at The Locus Centre Aberfeldy.
BIKE MAINTENANCE Our community have 2 great bike servicing and maintanance repair services.
Aberfeldy Peter 077750 71226
Glen Lyon Alex 01887 866317
BIKE MAINTENANCE CLASSES Dates coming soon.
Rent your own car in the community. This seheme enables local people to rent their car out to people in the community who need a car for a day here and there. The scheme covers insurance.It's simple and easy to use.
Sign up here www.hiyacar.co.uk
Having fun on the No. 91' bus timetable.
For more information: timetable, things to do and places to visit. 'Having fun on the No 91'
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