Dial-a-Bus hosts an audience with Salmond

FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND WITH DIAL A BUS GENERAL MANAGER RACHEL MILNE. '(BUCHAN/BROWN)
FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND WITH DIAL A BUS GENERAL MANAGER RACHEL MILNE. '(BUCHAN/BROWN)

Local Community Transport Charity Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus (DACB) was proud to host ‘An Audience with Alex Salmond MSP’ on Monday, January 23.

The charity decided on the title of ‘An Audience with Alex Salmond MSP’ for their New Bus fundraising event as it gave the scope to invite a variety of people from the community to engage directly with their local MSP and Scotland’s First Minister.

Chairman, Gordon Reid, commented: “We felt that this was a great opportunity to have the First Minister in Maud, speaking to our local community as well as to other voluntary groups, so we realised that we should do our best to ensure that we made it as open as possible.”

Mr Reid explained that the evening also gave DACB the chance to update people on the developments within Community Transport both nationally and locally, as well as with the charity’s associated Social Enterprise:

“DACB has come so far over the last few years and we’ve no plans to stop yet; there is still a lot to do to enable everyone in our community to live and travel as independently as we would all expect to.

“It seemed to be sensible to take the chance to update people who perhaps don’t hear about the range of work we do on an everyday basis.

“And at the same time highlight the amazing work that Community Transport does in Scotland as a whole”.

Mr Salmond, commented: “I was delighted to attend this event to help highlight the valuable service Dial-a-Community Bus provides to North East communities.

“Dial-a-Community Bus offers Buchan residents and groups a variety of support services and is key in the provision of community transport across Aberdeenshire.

“I’d like to thank the staff and the volunteers who are the real driving force behind the charity, for their continued hard work and commitment.”