SACT is a radical new social enterprise – a consortium of local community transport operators and third sector organisations who have identified a large number of unmet transport needs across South Ayrshire and who are involved in jointly planning of services to meet these. SACT is a member of the West of Scotland Community Transport Network which means that we have signed up to a quality assurance framework covering all aspects of vehicle and customer care.
Are you a voluntary group or community organisation in South Ayrshire? Do you need a minibus to help you do what you do? Or go on a trip somewhere? We have a range of wheelchair accessible minibuses which you can hire. We can also supply drivers if you don’t have your own*. Why not give us a call on 01292 270864 or drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us see how we can help you?
All of SACT’s drivers are fully MiDAS trained (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) and have D1 on their licences.
SACT offers free individual membership of the Out and About Club. We offer one excursion a week for a modest charge. Some of these are our popular Local Lunches or High Teas; others involve travelling much further afield to any number of lovely places within a couple of hours drive from Ayr, but always with a stop for food and refreshments. Our buses have room for wheelchairs and walking frames and our friendly, helpful drivers will pick you up from home and drop you off there again after a great day out.
Carrick Community Transport Group
Our sister organisation CCTG which operates mainly in the Carrick area has 3 16-seater minibuses for hire, one in Maybole and two in Girvan. These are not wheelchair accessible and drivers will not be supplied. However, voluntary groups and community organisations in Carrick can contact CCTG on 01655 883444 (Maybole) or 01465 716621 (Girvan). Drivers must have a D1 on their licence.
*Please note: only drivers between the ages of 25 and 70 with two full years of driving experience and who have completed MiDAS training (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) will be permitted to drive the buses. Over the age of 70, they must complete a medical in order to continue driving the minibus. Drivers will also need a D1 on their licence (this is automatic if you got your licence before 1997). All drivers must be registered with SACT.