The Village of Killearn, Scotland

First Group provide limited public transport to Killearn with bus services to and from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station and Stirling Bus Station (via Buchlyvie, Kippen and Gargunnock). The current public transport timetable may be found by following this link.

Stirling Council organises "Demand Responsive Transport" (DRT), effectively a Taxi service, in rural areas with few or no conventional bus services. The specified DRT areas close to Killearn are Croftamie and Drymen; Fintry; Auchengillan, Blanefield and Carbeth; and Strathard and Trossachs. Killearn is not inside a DRT area but transport under the scheme is available from bus stops (and customary bus stopping places) in Killearn from the Co-Op, along Main Street and Balfron Road to Boquhan, and down Station Road to Blane Smithy. This connects the village to the Fintry area and to the Croftamie and Drymen area. The service can be used to connect with the public transport service or to travel from point-to-point within a particular DRT area and through journeys can be made to adjoining DRT areas.

The charge made for the service is the bus fare for the journey not the taxi fare. Bus passes ( i.e. Scottish National Entitlement Cards ) and Young Scot Cards may be used. Passengers can be picked up and set down at any location on adopted publicly maintained roads where it is safe to stop (not only a dedicated bus stops) within the DRT area. The service is available during the following periods :-

Croftamie and Drymen DRT, Mondays to Saturdays from 07:00 to 22:00;
Fintry DRT, Mondays to Saturdays from 07:00 to 21:30;
Strathard DRT, Mondays to Saturdays from 06:30 to 22:00;
Trossachs DRT, Mondays to Sundays 06:30 to 22:00;
Auchengillan, Blanefield and Carbeth DRT, Mondays to Saturdays 07:00 to 22:00.
There are no DRT services on 25th and 26th December or 1st and 2nd January.

Booking Arrangements

All journeys must be pre-booked either by telephoning 01786 404040 or online on the Stirling Council website at www.stirling.gov.uk/drt.

Telephone bookings can be made on Mondays to Fridays between 09:00 and 15:00 (except December 25th and 26th and January 1st and 2nd)
Bookings for Tuesdays to Saturdays must be made by 15:00 the previous day and bookings for Sundays and Mondays must be made by 15:00 on the previous Friday.

On-line bookings can be submitted at any time but those submitted after 15:00 on Monday to Friday or on Saturday or Sunday will be treated as though they were received on the next working day. For next day service on-line bookings must be received before 15:00 as with telephone bookings. ("Working Day" means Monday to Friday excluding 25th and 26th December and 1st and 2nd January.)

Cancellation of Bookings

If a prospective passenger wishes to cancel or alter a DRT booking this should be done by telephoning 01786 404040 between 09:00 and 15:00 on a working day. Outside these hours the operator should be contacted directly.
Note that if there are repeated cancellations by an individual, without notifying either the Council or the operator, the DRT services will be suspended for that person.

Service Availability

Resources to provide this service are limited. Whenever possible the requests of prospective passengers will met provided drivers and vehicles are available. If the request cannot be met at the time requested the nearest available journey time will be offered. Note that a journey may be shared with other passengers.

Service Operators

Services are operated by a number of contractors. Contractors and contact numbers are given below :-

Auchengillan, Blanefield and Carbeth
Buchanan Cabs : 01877 385666
Drymen Taxis : 01360 660077
Croftamie and Drymen
Buchanan Cabs : 01877 385666
Drymen Taxis : 01360 660077
Fintry
Buchanan Cabs : 01877 385666
Drymen Taxis : 01360 660077
Strathard and Trossachs
Buchanan Cabs : 01877 385666
Drymen Taxis : 01360 660077
J. Morgan Taxis ; 01877 330496
W. Millar Taxis (Trossachs only) : 01786 850639