The Minibuses..

Currently we have ten minibuses and MPV’s available for hire by community or not for profit groups, nine are wheelchair accessible. All have lifts, steps or ramps to enable ease of access inside and are maintained in accordance with current legislation and the West of Scotland Community Transport Network quality framework.

The number of seats available include the two passenger seat in the front of the vehicle.


 SACT1 – Ford Transit – 16 seats + driver.


The workhorse of our fleet, affectionately known as “Scud” is the one non wheelchair accessible vehicle we have. Acquired from a partner community group it is suitable for the more mobile community users. Very popular with school and sports groups, its sixteen seats are kept warm through the week on a variety of trips.

Newly refurbished, we unearthed a gem from under the wrap. Photo soon.

Cost: £25 + £0.80 per mile (first 20 miles free) + optional driver £11.50 per hour


SACT2 and SACT8 – Ford Tourneo – 8 seats + driver (6+w/c+driver)







“Zulu” and “Joy” are the newest arrivals to the fleet offering a flexible alternative to smaller groups. A wheelchair ramp with winch allows any wheelchair user to join in with the other passengers whilst being carried securely. These roomy MPV’s are perfect for small group outings. SACT2 is available in the Kyle area and SACT8 in the North Carrick and rural areas.

Cost: £25 + £0.80 per mile (first 20 miles free) + optional driver £11.50 per hour


SACT3 and SACT4 – VW Crafter – 14 seats + driver (max 2 w/c) 

Two more workhorses aquired by our merger with a partner community transport group. Comfortably seating 14 or 12 with one wheelchair (ten with two) these have rear passenger lifts to access the interior and a sliding door to the rest of the cabin. Easy step access and plenty of handrails make these the vehicle of choice for many groups. Day units, church groups, stroke club members and our Out & About Club, amongst others, all use these in the week for hassle free transportation.

Cost: £25 + £0.80 per mile (first 20 miles free) + optional driver £11.50 per hour


SACT5 – Mercedes Sprinter Low Floor bus – 15 seats, 4 standing + driver (12+w/c+driver)






“Rikky” is used on our Girvan to Barr scheduled (CB8) service but is available for hire in the South Carrick area at other times. It only entered service with us in May but is clocking up the miles as the wheels on the bus go round. It’s used most Thursdays taking our Out and About Club (Carrick) members to places of interest all over Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Strathclyde, etc.

Cost: £25 + £0.80 per mile (first 20 miles free) + optional driver £11.50 per hour


SACT6 – Peugeot Boxer – 16 seats + driver






“Sheepy” is based in Maybole, serving the North Carrick and rural communities. With one wheelchair you can safely seat twelve passengers. Access for wheelchairs or passengers is via the rear passenger lift in a seamless transition. The sliding door gains entry to the rest of the cabin. Great for school groups, sheltered housing units, care homes and voluntary groups.

Cost: £25 + £0.80 per mile (first 20 miles free) + optional driver £11.50 per hour


SACT7 – VW Vista – 4 seats +w/c +driver






Katie G is a member of the team of MPV’s. Slightly smaller than the the Tourneo’s she has a permanent wheelchair space and five permanent seats. Great for family sized groups. Sheltered housing units and residential homes offer this as an added service to relatives wishing to take their residents on day trips.

Cost: £25 + £0.80 per mile (first 20 miles free) + optional driver £11.50 per hour


SACT9 & SACT10 – Citroen Relay Flexilite – 16 passenger seats (&/or up to 2 wheelchairs – reduce seats by 4 per wheelchair)






Our newest minibuses on the fleet. A lightweight minibus that has 16 seats, easy climb door ramp and fitted with an under-floor passenger lift at the rear.

Cost: £25 + £0.80 per mile (first 20 miles free) + optional driver £11.50 per hour



The transport laws we adhere to mean that we can not hire minibuses to individuals. Hires must be made by not for profit or voluntary organisations that have membership with us. Membership costs £30 for the 1st year and £15 on yearly renewal. Forms are available here.

Please Note:

As of 1st August 2018, SACT have become VAT registered. The laws on hires are complicated to an extent, but please bear these basic points in mind:

  • A minibus seating 9 or more passengers will not attract VAT if one of our SACT paid or volunteer drivers is being used.
  • If you use your own driver that is not registered with us via the preferred volunteer driver scheme (in which they become a SACT volunteer) the hire and any additional mileage costs will attract VAT.
  • All MPV hires will attract VAT regardless of who is driving the MPV.