Building precious memories
Margaret and Jack, 60, grandparents to Lockie, 5
What do you think about the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme?
At first we thought that it would affect our free bus travel. But it won’t. In fact, it will make it better.
How will the scheme make your experience on the bus better?
We take care of our grandchildren during the holidays and this will let us take day trips here and there throughout the country – and all for free. It will allow us to build precious memories together.
What do your own kids think of your planned adventures?
A wee bit jealous, but really happy that we’re all getting out and enjoying this beautiful country.
What’s the biggest benefit about free bus travel for you?
Now I don’t have to worry about the cost of the bus, it’s going to make a huge difference on how much I can see my friends. Plus I’m going to have more money to spend on doing stuff when we hang out.
Will it change anything else for you?
Being able to travel on a bus for free means I have a bigger choice of where I apply for college or uni in the future. It’ll also leave me more money to spend on accommodation or going out with new friends.
Saving money out and about
Ewan, Young Scot volunteer
How will free bus travel help you and other young people?
For me, it’s improved many areas of my life – for work, I’m now able to travel quickly from home to my job without having to ever pay a fare if my family can’t drive me there or in an emergency where I need to get there. Socially, it’s allowed me more opportunities to go further afield – a particular favourite of mine is to go to Buchanan Street in Glasgow to enjoy the local musical talent. I’ve also seen the impact on young people generally – many more young people have used transport services, and the cost has been driven down to travel to school, work, or for social events.