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/groups expressing an interest in public transport

Aberdeenshire Council can provide taxis and/or dedicated buses to the meetings, for those unable to access public or private transport.

Venues and dates

Below dates are advisory only - please phone 01224 664584 to confirm before attending.

AreaVenueDate / Time

Banff and Buchan

Macduff Town Hall (Room 5)

Wednesday, 15th February 2017

7.30pm - 9pm


Mintlaw Academy (Room G1)

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

7.30pm - 9pm


Meldrum Academy, Oldmeldrum (Staff Room)

Wednesday, 29th March 2017

7.30pm - 9pm


Westhill Academy (Staff Room)

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

7.30pm - 9pm

Kincardine and Mearns

Viewmount, Stonehaven (Council Chambers)


7.20pm - 9pm

(doors close 7.25pm)


Alford Public Hall (Upper Hall)

Thursday, 23rd February 2017

7.30pm - 9pm

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