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

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 01224 664594 at least 4 working days prior to the Forum to arrange this.

Venues and dates


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 (Staff Room)


Wednesday, 29th March 2017

7.30pm - 9pm


Westhill Academy (Staff Room)


Thursday, 2nd March 2017

7.30pm - 9pm

Kincardine and Mearns

Mackie Academy (Staff Room)


Thursday, 23rd March 2017

7.30pm - 9pm


Alford Public Hall (Upper Hall)


Thursday, 23rd February 2017

7.30pm - 9pm

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