Category Archives: Bus

A whole busload of changes for First Scotland East

First Scotland East is holding a customer consultation event between noon and 5pm at Falkirk’s Howgate Centre – in the unit next to Superdrug – on Wednesday, June 27 regarding proposed service changes to its Falkirk network.

You can find out more on The Falkirk Herald website:

Bus Service Provision – The Inches/Kinnaird Village

Falkirk Council’s Transport Planning Unit has received a number of requests to review the route of Service 59 between Letham and Falkirk. Some passengers have expressed concern about the journey time and reliability of the current route, which operates via The Inches/Kinnaird and Forth Valley Royal Hospital. All subsidised bus services are due to be retendered in 2016 and as part of this process, Falkirk Council will be considering a number of options for the future of Service 59.

Falkirk Council is now consulting with local residents to help them to provide the most appropriate service for residents of The Inches and Kinnaird Village if Service 59 is diverted to operate via a more direct route.

In order to assist with this consultation process a questionnaire has been designed to gather comments from local residents. The questionnaire can be accessed by clicking here: The Inches Questionnaire.

Please return this form to Falkirk Council, Development Services, Abbotsford House, Davids Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7YZ or email a scanned copy to

Responses should be received by 15 April 2016.



A9 Closure at Plean Primary School – 17th, 24th & 31st August 2014

There will be a road closure at Plean Primary School between 0700 & 2100 hours on Sunday 17, 24 & 31 August 2014.

On these dates, the First Service 38 will be unable to serve the Torwood area due to the closure. Stirling Council have arranged a free taxi service to meet the bus at Larbert Hospital Entrance. All journeys must be pre booked. No booking – no journey. Passengers will not pay a fare. To travel you must call Express Taxis on 01324 638000.

Please pass this information to anyone you know who uses this bus service on a Sunday in order that they can make advance arrangements.

If travelling by car on these dates, please allow extra time for diversions. The official diversion route suggested by Stirling Council from Larbert is the A88 (Bellsdyke Road), A905 (through Airth & Fallin), A91 and back on to the A9 at Bannockburn. For more information, see:…/traffic/00000083225/

Forth Valley Royal Hospital – 2013 Travel and Parking Survey

We have received the undernoted link to the “Travel and Parking Characteristics – 2013 Survey Report” undertaken on behalf of NHS Forth Valley.

The surveys took place between 1st & 3rd October 2013, and provides data on car use, bus use, walking, cycling, on-site parking and off-site parking in surrounding streets.

We are still reviewing the contents of the report and would welcome any views or comments on it. Please post a comment here or e-mail us:

To view the report, please click here.


No 59 Bus – New Timetable & Route Announced

With effect from tomorrow, First Group are putting in place a new timetable and route for the No 59 Bus.

The overall route runs from Callander – Stirling – Falkirk. Locally it runs via Carron Dams, Muirhall Road, Burns Avenue in the Inches and Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Please note that the route no longer includes Falkirk Community Hospital.

To view the new timetable, click here.