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Thanks to Emma Roddick MSP

Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, has helped us set up a connection with the Scottish Ambulance Service. Emma visited us at the end of October to learn more about us and gave our lovely electric people carrier a try. Following on from that she put us in touch with Hospital Transport. Hospital transport is currently experiencing huge demand, so refers some callers to volunteer schemes like ourselves.

So don’t forget. If you need to get to a hospital appointment and you haven’t been referred by Hospital Transport, just give us a call.

Thanks Emma!

Happy days

So, a little over six months since we re-started the car scheme AND the Dial a Bus and things are going well. Despite the pandemic lots of you have felt safe enough to venture out and make use of our service. We’ve nearly 100 of you on our books and regularly carry more than 30 every week, to appointments, to visit friends or simply to make a connection to travel on with bus or train.

We can do more, so next time you need to get to a hospital appointment or meet someone, there’s no need to worry about asking a friend or neighbour, just give us a call. And just like your friend, we’ll wait for you. Just let us know how long you think you’ll need so we remember to bring along a hot water bottle!

Fergus Ewing celebrates the re-launch of Wheels in Nairnshire’s community transport services

Fergus Ewing, MSP for Inverness and Nairn came to see for himself Wheels In Nairnshire’s (WIN) new electric Dial a Bus and to hear more about the services the charity provides across Nairnshire.

He was joined by Provost Laurie Fraser, Highland Councillors Tom Heggie and Liz MacDonald, alongside Don Henderson representing Highland Council’s Transport Coordination Unit.

Part time drivers wanted to help deliver Nairnshire’s New Dial a Bus scheme

The newly relaunched Dial-a-Bus service will operate alongside our existing volunteer car scheme. Both the Dial-a-Bus service and the volunteer car scheme are managed by a scheme Manager/Co-ordinator.

Based in Nairn, around 18 hours per week but can be flexible. Caring, professional manner, well organised and able to work well in a small friendly team. 

  • Wage £9.50 per hour
  • Start date 01 July 2021, subject to PVG clearance (police check)
  • A comprehensive induction and full training will be given
  • Clean driving licence essential 
  • Closing date 24th May
  • Interviews 7th June

For more details click here