Local MSP, Neil Findlay, will host a public meeting on Wednesday 24th October in relation to bus services in West Lothian.

He will be joined by representatives from First Bus, Lothian Country Buses, Unite the Union and others, so that local people can directly address their concerns with them.

First Bus have recently implemented mass service cuts and changes across West Lothian which risk leaving towns and villages in the county less connected and more isolated.

Some of the issues that have been raised are: stop-skipping, lengthier journeys, service removals, late buses and extortionate fares.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th October, at 7 pm, in Stoneyburn Community Centre.

First Bus will also be putting on a special service, to ensure that people from West Calder, Loganlea and Addiewell will be able to attend the meeting.

Neil Findlay said:

My local office has been inundated with concerns about the changes in bus services across West Lothian, but particularly from the Breich Valley area. First Bus have imposed service changes that will have serious consequences for communities across West Lothian who risk being left isolated and less connected to life out with their town or village.

I have met with the Chief Executive of First Bus, and written to him relentlessly to urge that he raises concerns. Now it is time for local people to have their say.

I would urge everyone who has been detrimentally affected by these changes to come along to the meeting and raise them with the people who have the ability to reverse these cruel service cuts.”

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