South Ayrshire Community Transport
– Connecting People and Places
Due to the current Coronavirus situation and cancellations to services provided by us. The main Crown Street office may not be open at all times. Phonelines however, will be monitored, so please call 01292 270864 with any queries.
If you need wheelchair or accessible transport for one or more passengers we have spare capacity in Ayr, Maybole and Girvan, until the schools return in August. Please call the number above.
Approaches from local and national government departments for us to assist in anyway are welcomed.
Current guidelines are limiting our passenger numbers:
Please note that: Adults must socially distance by 1m
Children do not have to socially distance.
Current 16 seat minibuses passenger numbers are limited to:
8 adults in rear plus one next to the driver, 14 children in rear with escort in front with driver or 8 adults (or less) plus children totalling 14 in rear, with one adult in front next to driver.
Our drivers are separated by plastic sheeting from the rear, meaning they do not need to wear a mask, unless accompanied by an adult in the front. All minibuses are disinfected after each hire and handwash is available to passengers. Unfortunately, we can not provide masks for passengers, this is the responsibility of the group hiring the vehicle.
For more information on our MPV, 8 passenger seat vehicles please phone us 01292 270864
South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT Ayr) was formed in 2016 by a consortium of local community transport operators and third sector organisations who identified a large number of unmet transport needs across South Ayrshire and who are involved in the joint 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. Connecting people and places is what we do.
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 SACT Ayr a call on 01292 270864 or drop us an email at: email@example.com 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.
From May 2017 SACT Ayr are pleased to have been running the Girvan to Barr bus service. Starting as a 3 day a week, 4 times a day service, it now operates on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday service, five times a day.
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.
Full driver training for the industry recognised MiDAS certificate available on site at at your location for larger groups.
The Car Club has two electric Nissan Leafs available to hire as a member or Pay As You Go. Available to KA8 residents and businesses alike. Full online booking system.
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 882105 (Maybole) or 01465 716600 (Girvan). Drivers must have a D1 on their licence.
*Please note: only drivers between the ages of 25 and 75 with two full years of driving experience and who have or are willing to complete MiDAS training within 12 months will be permitted to drive the minibuses. Over the age of 70, drivers must have completed a PCV medical in order to continue driving any minibus. Drivers should have a D1 category on their licence (a B category car licence may be acceptable in some circumstances). All group or organisational drivers must be registered with SACT before driving any hired vehicle.