Area Bus Forums

Area Bus Forums were established in spring 2000 in each of Aberdeenshire Council's 6 administrative areas (details below), to act as the principal focus for consultation on public transport matters.


The principal objectives of the Forums are to:

  • discuss and review supported and commercial local bus services
  • provide community and bus operator awareness of public transport needs and developments
  • allow informed public scrutiny of existing and proposed service provision
  • deal with requests for public transport infrastructure (bus stops, shelters etc)
  • consult on public transport policies and proposals

The 6 Forums are held at accessible venues on weekday evenings, approximately every 6 months, and are grouped over a period of 4 to 6 weeks to allow decisions to be made on an equitable basis across Aberdeenshire.


The Forums are open for attendance by:

  • all local Community Councils
  • local business representatives
  • youth groups
  • senior citizen groups
  • disabled interest groups
  • Councillors
  • Community Transport providers
  • operators of commercial and supported bus services
  • bus users
  • any other individuals or groups expressing an interest in public transport

For those who are unable to access public or private transport, Aberdeenshire Council can arrange transport to and from the meetings. Please contact Claire Marshall on 01467 533493 at least 4 working days prior to the Forum to arrange this.

Venues and dates 

We will confirm the date and exact locations of meetings 1 or 2 months before each forum.

AreaLocationDate and time
Fraserburgh Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh (Room 2) Wednesday 21st March 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm
Buchan Mintlaw Academy, Mintlaw (Room G1) Wednesday 28th March 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm
Garioch Westhill Academy, Westhill (Staff Room) Thursday 22nd March 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm
Kincardine and Mearns Stonehaven Town Hall, Stonehaven (Main Hall) Thursday 29th March 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm
Marr Stewarts Hall, Huntly (New Room) Wednesday 18th April 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm
Banff/Macduff Macduff Town Hall, Macduff (Room 5) Thursday 19th April 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm
Formartine Meldrum Academy, Oldmeldrum (Staff Room) Thursday 3rd May 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm

The previous meeting minutes are available to view:Previous minutes

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