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Call for review as bus cuts bite

AN MSP has called for an urgent review of the re-tendering of bus service contracts by Highland Council.

New timetables, many a direct result of the council’s re-tendering decisions, came into force on Monday April 24. Highlighting examples right across her constituency, Kate Forbes, MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, said the 15 per cent budget reduction by the local authority had ‘disproportionately decimated’ timetables.

Ms Forbes explained: ‘In my constituency, bus timetables have been disproportionately decimated as an outcome of these re-tendering decisions.

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