Aberdeenshire Council has revealed its plans for changes to school transport to keep children safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parents have hit out after plans to axe a bus service will force them to walk eight miles a day to get their children to school.
Decision to stop charging north-east parents for school bus travel will cost council £165,000 a year
Parents of more than 1,000 north-east children will save on school transport, but it will leave a black hole in a council’s coffers.
Pupils at a north-east school suffered minor injuries after their bus left the road in a crash.
A school bus, lorry and a van have crashed on a north-east road.
School buses and taxis in the north-east have been checked for winter road worthiness as part of a police operation.
Talks are still ongoing to decide if a free bus to a new Aberdeen academy will avoid picking up pupils on a busy road.
A North-east school has had to cancel its double decker buses due to high winds. The services to the The Gordon School in Huntly will instead be replaced by single deckers. The affected routes are ; Stagecoach NS644A-L (Service Bus 231) Rhynie/Lumsden Stagecoach NS644I – Insch via Kennethmont
A 10-year-old schoolboy allegedly threatened to “shank” fellow pupils before taking a knife on a school bus.
A man has died and several people – including children – were injured after a serious crash involving a school bus and a lorry today.