Stagecoach have announced changes to local bus services which include the 19 Perth to Blackford service. The Friday and Saturday night service from Perth at 2330 is to be withdrawn from Monday 16th April. This means the last buses from Perth to Auchterarder and Blackford are the 2120 or the 2250.
The changes come into force from Monday 16th April so anyone looking to attend an evening event in Perth and get the late bus back to Auchterarder or Blackford may need to make alternative arrangements.
These changes have been made after a retendering of local bus services by Perth and Kinross Council which has had an effect on many subsidised bus services throughout the area. Many late night services throughout the area have been withdrawn or amended.
As insurance costs for young drivers increase this loss of public transport makes it all the more important for local communities to be able to offer recreational facilities for all.