Press Comment from Fiona Hyslop MSP on Bus Services in West Lothian:

“Following McGill’s shock announcement that they will be ceasing all of their commercial bus services in West Lothian, I am pleased to see that Lothian Country have announced their intention to register two new routes in West Lothian and extend an existing route from Sunday 3rd December. 

“These new and extended routes will ensure that many communities across West Lothian will continue to have access to essential bus services, providing transport across the county.

“However, more needs to be done to replace the services that McGill’s have been servicing, and I would urge West Lothian Council with the powers they have to work with bus providers to provide alternatives for services yet to be replaced.

“I understand that West Lothian Council’s Council Executive will be meeting next week to receive a report updating them on the news that McGill’s are withdrawing their bus services in West Lothian. I would urge the Council to support bus providers in West Lothian to identify any areas that will remain unserved by a bus route and work collectively to address this.”