History

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company is a registered charity set up in 1999 to support the transport needs of the local community. It now operates one of the most successful Community Transport Schemes in Scotland.

 
 
The Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company (BSCTC) achieved charitable status in November 1999 and operates one of the most successful Community Transport Schemes in Scotland, with the assistance of volunteer drivers and telephonists. Community transport is safe, accessible, cost-effective and flexible. The scheme is run by the community for the community and meets the individual needs of people who cannot get out and about.

BSCTC is based in Aviemore around 35 miles south of Inverness and operates in the area of Badenoch & Strathspey (B&S), providing the following services:
  •        A community car scheme utilising 100 volunteer drivers and 6 telephonists, coordinated by the small BSCTC staff team
  •        A door-to-door community bus service for the general public on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays) using a 12 seat wheelchair accessible minibus with paid driver. The routes cover the majority of visitor attractions in the area.
  •        A door-to-door community car service for residents in and around Aviemore, using a small wheelchair accessible car with volunteer drivers
  •        An assisted shopping service one day per week in Aviemore using two wheelchair accessible vehicles and a local taxi firm.  In  Grantown, using local private hire taxi company.  Two volunteer drivers and at least 9 volunteers per week are required for these services. 
  •      In addition to this, volunteer drivers provide weekly transport for community groups, taking passengers to lunch clubs, tea dances and a supper club on a monthly basis. 
  •       2 minibuses are available for private group hire in the evenings and at weekends as well as certain times during the week when not being used on the above services.  BSCTC can also provide a volunteer driver for this service if required. 
  •      A free scooter and wheelchair loan and a prescription collection service is also available from BSCTC.
  •      A NEW e-trishaw service has started in Grantown-on-Spey which is assisting people from local Care Homes to get out and "get the wind in their hair".  This project is supported by a team of volunteer pilots.