Scottish Blind Persons Travel Scheme

Aberdeenshire residents who are blind or registered partially sighted with Aberdeenshire Council are entitled to the National Free Travel Scheme

The National Free Travel Scheme entitles holders of a Scottish Blind Persons Travel Card to free travel (standard class) on:

  • all local bus services in Scotland
  • all scheduled long distance services in Scotland; and to/from Berwick and Carlisle (please check with the operator for booking details)
  • all rail services in Scotland; and as far as Berwick and Carlisle
    Glasgow underground services
  • Ferry services (please check with the operator before travelling)

Applicants who are registered Blind are entitled to free bus travel throughout Scotland with a Companion.

How to apply

An application form can be obtained by calling 03456 08 12 08. You must provide a passport-type photograph. This card will be provided free of charge.

Replacing a lost travel card

If you lose your Travel Card you must advise Aberdeenshire Council as soon as possible by calling 03456 08 12 08.

Further information

If you have any specific queries regarding the application process please contact:

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