School bus services operated by First Bus

The following school bus services are normally operated by First Bus. From Monday 22 February 2021 for a temporary period, these services will be operated by Stagecoach. Stagecoach will accept First Bus pupil travel passes and operate the same routes and timetables.
  • Dunfermline HS – DF3, DF4, DF5 
  • Queen Anne HS – QA3, QA6, QA7, QA10, QA11
All the remaining First Bus school bus services will operate as normal.

School bus services will resume on Monday 22nd February

All school buses will resume from Monday 22 February.
Please be aware that 2m social distancing now applies on secondary school journeys only. This means that pupils travelling in the Pupil Zone will now have to distance themselves from each other. The distance between the Public Zone and Pupil Zone will also now have to increase from 1m to 2m.   Clicking here will show an example of how pupils should sit on the bus.

Stagecoach Fare Revision from Sunday 7th March

Please see the information below relating to Stagecoach’s fare revision from Sunday 7th March

Exciting news! We’re simplifying our fares and tickets to make them more consistent and easier to understand. From Sunday 7th March, our new ticket options will be available with many single fares reduced in price and new multi- journey zones and tickets offering more flexible travel options. The changes are also designed to help reduce cash handling, by reducing the need for change, creating more tickets available on the app and keeping prices below the contactless limit on our ticket machines.

Fares and tickets are also changing in Aberdeenshire and the West of Scotland.

Singles

Single tickets will range from £1 to £10 with a 50% discount for children (under 16) and a 25% discount for students. Young Scot card holders can also benefit from 1/3 off single adult fares.

Check the fare for your journey online (you’ll need to plan a journey after 7th March to see the new fares), on average, our single tickets will either reduce in price or stay the same!

Returns

We’re removing standard returns from our fares as the best value option is usually one of our DayRider tickets if you’re making 2 or more journeys on the same day.

However, some of our promotional discounted day return tickets are still available:

Adult Child
Journey Peak Off Peak Peak Off Peak
West/South Fife to Edinburgh £6  £5  £3  £2.50
Fife to Edinburgh £7  £6  £3.50  £3
X51 route to Livingston £7  £6  £3.50  £3
Kirkcaldy/Glenrothes/Cupar to Dundee  £7  £3.50
Stonehaven to Aberdeen £7  £7  –
Peak Off Peak Peak Off Peak
West/South Fife – Edinburgh  £                6.00  £       5.00  £       3.00  £       2.50
Covers Cowdenbeath, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Rosyth, Kelty, Ferrytoll, Halbeath, South Queensferry. Available for purchase on Express services only. *
Fife – Edinburgh  £                7.00  £       6.00  £       3.50  £       3.00
Includes all other areas in Fife not listed above. Available for purchase on Express services only.
Fife – Livingston  £                7.00  £       6.00  £       3.50  £       3.00
Valid from any point on the X51 service, including South Queensferry
Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cupar – Dundee  –  £       7.00  –  £       3.50
Stonehaven – Aberdeen  £                7.00  –  £       4.20  –
Refer to Stagecoach BlueBird for more info
Perth Day Return   £                4.50  –  £       2.30  –
Valid for return travel to Perth as well as free and unlimited journeys within the Perth town zone. Valid from locations as far out of Perth such as Abernethy, Bein Inn, Dunning, Broom of Dalreoch, Burnbrae, Dunkeld, Cargill, Kinrossie, Kinnaird, Inchmichael and Errol
JET747 £14 period return ticket**
With our period return ticket, you can travel to Edinburgh Airport and return at anytime within 28 days

*Kids can travel for just £1 off-peak with a paying adult/concession card holder, when travelling from Halbeath/Ferrytoll P&R to Edinburgh.

** Kids can use a £1 period return when travelling with an adult/concession to Edinburgh Airport from anywhere on our Express network/JET747 (excluding service X7).

 

Multi-journey tickets

Our ticket zones have been simplified into 3 categories: Town, Regional and an All East Scotland Zone and you can buy a DayRider, a 7 day MegaRider or a 4 week MegaRider for each zone.

 

And for our Route 19 loyals, don’t worry – we’ve kept our Route 19 DayRider and MegaRider tickets especially for you, for the cheaper price of £4.20 for a DayRider, £14 for a 7 day MegaRider, or £45 for a 4 week MegaRider.

 

If you’re a student, why not save even more with one of our 13 week tickets to cover your full semester?

 

A summary of the new zones is shown below along with the adult price for each ticket type:

Town/City zones:  Description Region zones:   Description
£3.60 DayRider £6.50 DayRider
£13.30 7 day MegaRider £22.70 7 day MegaRider
£43.90 4 week MegaRider £74.90 4 week MegaRider
Arbroath No zone changes Angus NEW Zone click here for more info! This ticket is perfect if you previously bought a Tayside zone ticket to travel from Angus into Dundee.
Dundee No zone changes Central Fife No zone changes
Dunfermline No zone changes North East Fife Lower price, revised boundaries and now includes Dundee zone!
If you bought this ticket in Glenrothes/Leven to travel to North East Fife/Dundee, you will need to purchase an ‘East Scotland zone’ ticket. Click here for more info!
Edinburgh NEW ZONE click here for more info! North Perthshire & The Carse NEW ZONE click here for more info!  This ticket is perfect if you previously bought a Tayside zone ticket to travel from North Perthshire into Perth or Dundee city
Forfar Forfar replaces Forfar + and is cheaper! South Perthshire & Kinross NEW ZONE click here for more info!  This ticket is perfect if you previously bought a Tayside zone ticket to travel from South Perthshire into Perth City
Glenrothes No zone changes West Fife No zone changes
Kirkcaldy No zone changes
Leven No zone changes
Perth No zone changes
St Andrews No zone changes

 

East Scotland zone:   Description
£9 DayRider
£30 7 day MegaRider
£99 4 week MegaRider
East Scotland Covers our full operating region of East Scotland, with a much lower price!  Use this ticket if you previously bought a Fife+ or Tayside ticket to travel long distance, you’ll get even more for your money now too!

We’ve made some slight changes to some of our rural/commuter zones to better suit the journeys you’ve been making.  Click on the zone to view the changes to boundaries.

Some have been extended and some may be more limited which reflects the reduced price for the zone.  You’ll find some completely new zones, and for those who travel longer distances, our East Scotland zone offers unlimited travel across the whole region, all for the same price or less that the current and popular Fife+/Tayside tickets, which will be withdrawn.

The Dundee+, Edinburgh+, Fife, Glasgow+ and Perth+ ticket zones will also be withdrawn, you‘ll find alternative options available using the new zones above, or check our list of promotional return tickets which may offer great value travel for your journey instead.

If you already have an existing longer term ticket for one of these revised/withdrawn zones, don’t worry, these will remain valid until the expiry date shown.

For child (u16), under 19 and student prices for these zones click here.

 

Group tickets

Travelling in a group? We’ve made our group tickets even better as they’re now valid for up to and including 5 passengers, child or adult. Group tickets are valid after 0900 Monday- Friday or anytime at the weekend.

 

Nightrider

 

Our NightRider tickets are still available to buy on bus for travel after 7pm for only £3!

 

Flexi 5

We know working patterns have changed recently, which is why we’re offering a new flexible ticket to suit your travel needs. Available exclusively on the Stagecoach Bus app, simply buy 5 of the same adult or student DayRider tickets for the price of 4 and use them within a month from activation – perfect if you don’t need to travel every day!

Please note, Flexi 5 is an introductory offer, subject to change and has replaced our previous 10 journey and FlexiRider tickets.

 

MegaRider Xtra

Are you an Xtra Customer? You will shortly receive an email detailing information on the new zones and what you need to do.

Interested in becoming an Xtra customer, set up recurring payments, enjoying even more savings and unlimited travel? Click here for more information on how to sign up.

 

Multi operator tickets

There will be no changes to the multi operator tickets; ABC, Grasshopper, One-Ticket, PlusBus.

How to buy

Our tickets are available from the driver, on the Stagecoach Bus app or on our website, depending on what you want to buy:

 

On bus

Mobile

Online

Single

X

747 Period Return

X

Day Return

X

DayRider

X

X

Flexi 5

X

7 Day MegaRider

X

X

X

28 Day MegaRider

X

X

MegaRider Xtra

X

13 Week (students only)

X

NightRider

X

   

 

Fife School Bus Suspensions from Monday 1st February 2021

From Monday 1 February 2021 until further notice, the following school bus services are suspended. To comply with the Scottish Government’s guidance, to restrict attendance in schools to the children of key workers and vulnerable children, it is not currently necessary to operate the full network of school services in Fife. These services will resume when the schools reopen to all pupils.

ROUTE NO. OPERATOR SCHOOL NAME PASS COLOUR
AM1 STAGECOACH Auchmuty High GREEN
AM2 STAGECOACH Auchmuty High BLUE
AM3 STAGECOACH Auchmuty High YELLOW
AM6 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Auchmuty High BLUE
AM7 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Auchmuty High GREEN
AM8 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Auchmuty High ORANGE
AM9 STAGECOACH Auchmuty High PURPLE
BW2 STAGECOACH Balwearie High BROWN
BW4 FESTIVAL Balwearie High BLUE
BW8 STAGECOACH Balwearie High PURPLE
BW9 BAY TRAVEL Balwearie High BLUE
BW11 STAGECOACH Balwearie High GREEN
BW12 STAGECOACH Balwearie High RED
BE1 BAY TRAVEL Beath High BLUE
BE6 STAGECOACH Beath High BROWN
BE7 STAGECOACH Beath High YELLOW
BE9 BAY TRAVEL Beath High ORANGE
BB3 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Bell Baxter High PURPLE
BB4 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Bell Baxter High YELLOW
BB5 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Bell Baxter High BLUE
BB8 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Bell Baxter High YELLOW
BB10 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Bell Baxter High GREEN
BB11 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Bell Baxter High BLUE
BB13 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Bell Baxter High BLUE
BB14 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Bell Baxter High GREEN
DF2 STAGECOACH Dunfermline High BLUE
DF3 FIRST Dunfermline High YELLOW
DF4 FIRST Dunfermline High BLUE
DF5 FIRST Dunfermline High BROWN
DF6 FESTIVAL Dunfermline High GREEN
DF7 FESTIVAL Dunfermline High RED
DF9 FESTIVAL Dunfermline High YELLOW
DF12 STAGECOACH Dunfermline High YELLOW
GR3 STAGECOACH Glenrothes High PURPLE
GR4 STAGECOACH Glenrothes High BROWN
GW3 STAGECOACH Glenwood High GREEN
GW4 STAGECOACH Glenwood High BLUE
IK1 FESTIVAL Inverkeithing High PURPLE
IK4 FESTIVAL Inverkeithing High FARES
IK5 FESTIVAL Inverkeithing High FARES
IK6 FESTIVAL Inverkeithing High FARES
IK7 STAGECOACH Inverkeithing High FARES
IK8 PRENTICE Inverkeithing High FARES
IK9 PRENTICE Inverkeithing High ORANGE
IK11 PRENTICE Inverkeithing High YELLOW
KC3 STAGECOACH Kirkcaldy High BLUE
KC4 STAGECOACH Kirkcaldy High BLUE
LA1 STAGECOACH Levenmouth Academy YELLOW
LA2 STAGECOACH Levenmouth Academy GREEN
LA3 STAGECOACH Levenmouth Academy BROWN
LA8 STAGECOACH Levenmouth Academy YELLOW
LA9 STAGECOACH Levenmouth Academy BROWN
LA10 STAGECOACH Levenmouth Academy GREEN
LA12 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Levenmouth Academy BLUE
LG1 STAGECOACH Lochgelly High BROWN
LG2 STAGECOACH Lochgelly High PURPLE
LG4 STAGECOACH Lochgelly High GREEN
LG8 STAGECOACH Lochgelly High BLUE
98 (MD16) STAGECOACH Madras College
MD1 NATIONAL EXPRESS Madras College ORANGE
MD5 NATIONAL EXPRESS Madras College BLUE
MD6 NATIONAL EXPRESS Madras College GREEN
MD7 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Madras College GREEN
MD9 NATIONAL EXPRESS Madras College PURPLE
MD13 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Madras College YELLOW
MD17 STAGECOACH Madras Extra Curricular Bus N/A
MD18 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Madras Extra Curricular Bus N/A
QA3 FIRST Queen Anne High PURPLE
QA5 STAGECOACH Queen Anne High BLUE
QA6 FIRST Queen Anne High RED
QA7 FIRST Queen Anne High YELLOW
QA10 FIRST Queen Anne High YELLOW
QA11 FIRST Queen Anne High RED
QA12 STAGECOACH Queen Anne High BROWN
QA15 STAGECOACH Queen Anne High ORANGE
SH2 BAY TRAVEL St Andrews RC High BROWN
SH10 STAGECOACH St Andrews RC High PURPLE
SC3 STAGECOACH St Columbas High BROWN
SC11 STAGECOACH St Columbas High RED
WD1 A1 COACHES Waid Academy BLUE
WD2 A1 COACHES Waid Academy YELLOW
WD3 A1 COACHES Waid Academy BROWN
WD4 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Waid Academy RED
WM1 BAY TRAVEL Woodmill High FARES
AS1 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Anstruther Primary BLUE
BM1 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Balmerino Primary BLUE
CA1 STAGECOACH Camdean Primary BLUE
CM2 STAGECOACH Canmore Primary BLUE
CN2 STAGECOACH Carnegie Primary BLUE
CH1 A1 COACHES Castlehill PS BLUE
CH2 A1 COACHES Castlehill PS BLUE
CH4 A1 COACHES Castlehill PS BLUE
DB1 FESTIVAL Donibristle Primary BLUE
DK1 BAY TRAVEL Dunnikier Primary BLUE
EW1 STAGECOACH East Wemyss Primary BLUE
GF1 NATIONAL EXPRESS Greyfriars Primary BLUE
KR1 FESTIVAL King Road Primary BLUE
KW1B STAGECOACH Kirkcaldy West Primary BLUE
MS1 FESTIVAL Masterton Primary BLUE
NP1 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON Newport Primary BLUE
PK1 STAGECOACH Parkhill Primary BLUE
PR2 STAGECOACH Pitreavie Primary BLUE
PE1 STAGECOACH Pitteuchar East Primary BLUE
SA1 MOFFAT & WILLIAMSON St Agatha’s RC Primary BLUE
SL1 PRENTICE St Leonards Primary BLUE
SM2 STAGECOACH St Marie’s RC Primary BLUE
SR1 STAGECOACH Strathallan Primary BLUE
TL1 STAGECOACH Tulliallan Primary BLUE

 

Stagecoach Service Changes – Monday 25th January 2021

A lot has changed in the last year and Stagecoach have worked hard to ensure passengers get where they need to be but understandably, alot less people are using bus services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They’ve been able to keep a lot of their bus and coach network the same with the help of Government subsidy, but with continued travel restrictions and changing work patterns, they can’t continue running the  pre-pandemic network in full.

 

Local bus networks have been well used, however longer distance Express services are only being used by around 30% – 40% of customers compared to previous levels.
Due to this Stagecoach are making changes to their Express services from Monday 25th January, along with some minor changes to our local services to allow connections.

 

The list below outlines the services that are changing.  The new timetables are available by clicking on the service number.  The new timetables will allow you to see how your service will change – you may find that you need to change buses at a bus station or park and ride, but the same links between key locations are still available.

There are also some handy summary timetables below, some of which show the connections you’ll need to make to reach your destination – you can find these at the bottom of this update.

Please don’t forget, that right now, your travel should only be for essential purposes.

 

Service 36: Glenrothes – Perth

Timing point in Kintillo Paradise Avenue removed, no change to route.

Service 42: Glenrothes – Ladybank – Tayport – Dundee

The journeys between Dundee and Tayport are extended to Glenrothes to replace service X54 between Glenrothes and Cupar, and to provide a link between Cupar and Tayport.  The 42 will serve all stops on the route.

Service 42A: St Andrews – Tayport – Dundee

Renumbered from 42 with a revised timetable, to combine with the 42 to offer two buses an hour between Dundee and Tayport.

Service 56: Perth – Bridge of Earn – Milnathort – Kinross – Kelty – Halbeath P&R

AM college journey now operates as an X56. Timing point in Kintillo Paradise Avenue removed, no change to route.

Service 77: Gauldry/Wormit / Newport – Dundee

Minor revision to timetable.

Service 94X: St Andrews – Cupar – Newburgh

0520 Cupar to St Andrews withdrawn and replaced by 0518 X59 Cupar to St Andrews.

Service 95: St Andrews – Crail – Anstruther – St Monans – Leven

Revised PM school journey times to improve reliability.

Service 99/99A/99B/99C/99D: Dundee – Leuchars – Guardbridge – St Andrews

An extra Monday to Friday morning journey will run from St Andrews to Dundee at 0732. An extra late night journey will run from Dundee at 2355. The N99 journeys on Friday and Saturday nights are withdrawn.

Service X4: Leven – Windygates – Markinch – Glenrothes

New service, offering journeys between Glenrothes and Leven, replacing service X61. Connections are available at Glenrothes with the X54/X59 to and from Edinburgh and X24 to Glasgow.

Service X24: St Andrews – Glenrothes – Halbeath P&R – Fife Leisure Park – Dunfermline – Kincardine – Forth Valley Royal Hospital – Cumbernauld – Glasgow

Revised timetable to provide an hourly service from St Andrews to Dunfermline and a combined two buses an hour between Halbeath and Glasgow.

Service X26: Dundee – Glenrothes – Halbeath P&R – Dunfermline – Kincardine – Forth Valley Royal Hospital – Cumbernauld – Glasgow

Withdrawn. Links between service X27 and X59 at Halbeath means that the current half hourly frequency from Cupar/Glenrothes to Glasgow are still available; connections to and from Dundee are available at Glenrothes with the X24 and X54.

Service X27: Kirkcaldy – Victoria Hospital – Halbeath P&R – Dunfermline – Kincardine – Forth Valley Royal Hospital – Cumbernauld – Glasgow

Service X27A: Kirkcaldy – Victoria Hospital – Halbeath P&R – Fife Leisure Park – Queen Margaret Hospital – Dunfermline

Two buses an hour from Kirkcaldy to Dunfermline; X27 direct to Dunfermline then continues into Glasgow; X27A will serve Fife Leisure Park and Queen Margaret Hospital providing an express link between Queen Margaret Hospital and the Victoria Hospital; ideal journeys for key worker travel. Connections to Glasgow are available at Halbeath between the X27A and the X24 to maintain the half hourly Kirkcaldy – Glasgow link.

Service X37: Pitcairn – Collydean – Glenrothes – Kirkcaldy – Fife Retail Park – Chapel

0829 Fair Isle Road to Kirkcaldy bus station journey removed. Sir Thomas Elder Way timing point removed, no change to route.

Service X51: Dunfermline – Rosyth – Ferrytoll P&R – Livingston

Service will no longer run between Livingston and Glasgow, and will run between Dunfermline and Livingston only.  Scotrail continue to provide rail links between Livingston and Glasgow and Citylink coach services continue to run between Harthill, Eurocentral and Glasgow.

Service X52: Dunfermline – Rosyth – Ferrytoll – Edinburgh Bristo Square

Service resumed to Bristo Square, offering two AM journeys to Bristo Square and two PM journeys from Bristo Square.

Service X54: Edinburgh – Ferrytoll P&R – Halbeath P&R – Cowdenbeath – Glenrothes – Cupar – Newport – Dundee

Revised to run between Glenrothes and Cupar via Kettlebridge rather than via Ladybank. The service via Ladybank is covered as part of service 42. Replaces the X26 north of Glenrothes to Dundee and the X61 South of Glenrothes to Edinburgh. Connections available in Glenrothes onto the X24 for Glasgow. The section between Dundee city centre and Ninewells Hospital is withdrawn; alternative links to the hospital are available from Dundee city centre on services 16, 39, 73 & X7.  Xplore Dundee also operate journeys between the city centre and Ninewells – ABC tickets are available to use on both operator routes.

Service X55: Dunfermline – Rosyth – Ferrytoll – Edinburgh bus station / Bristo Square

Reduced frequency out with commuter times to provide a half hourly service to Edinburgh. Two AM journeys to Bristo Square and three PM journeys from Bristo Square added. Late night Friday and Saturday journeys on service N55, which have been suspended since March, will be withdrawn.

Service X56: Perth – Kinross – Halbeath P&R – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh

The morning 56 College journey now operates as an X56.

Service X57: Kirkcaldy – Kinghorn – Burntisland – Aberdour – Dalgety Bay – Inverkeithing – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh

Service revised to offer two AM commuter journeys to Edinburgh and three PM commuter journeys from Edinburgh Monday – Friday only.  Service X58 continues to provide additional journeys between Kirkcaldy, Dalgety Bay and Edinburgh.

Service X58: Kirkcaldy – Dalgety Bay – Inverkeithing – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh

Service revised to operate between Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh only. Kirkcaldy to Dundee via Leven replaced by X61. Combines with the X60 and X61 to offer three buses an hour from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh

Service X59: St Andrews – Glenrothes – Halbeath P&R – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh

Timetable change to coordinate with other Edinburgh express services.

Service X60: St Andrews – Leven – Kirkcaldy – Ferrytoll – Edinburgh

Now hourly between St Andrews and Edinburgh, combines with the X58 and X61 to give three buses an hour from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh. Combines with the X61 to offer two buses an hour from Leven to Edinburgh.

Service X61: Dundee – Leven – Kirkcaldy – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh

The X61 operates via current X60 route (Chapel and Halbeath) providing half hourly links from north Kirkcaldy.  Combines with the X58 and X60 to offer three buses an hour from Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh.  Combines with the X60 to offer two buses an hour from Leven to Edinburgh.  It replaces the X58 from Kirkcaldy to Dundee.

 

Summary Timetables

Glasgow to Dundee summary

Cupar to Dundee summary

Glenrothes to Glasgow summary

Kirkcaldy to Glasgow summary

Leven to Glasgow summary

St Andrews to Edinburgh summary

Cycling on Film

Cycling on Film The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling have teamed up with the Bicycle Film Festival 15th-24th Jan.

A selection of films to appeal to a wide audience. The films take you on a journey around the world as we learn about a charismatic Ghanaian immigrant in Amsterdam who teaches refugee women to ride bikes –experience a birds-eye view of a BLM bicycle protest ride from New York to DC –feel the anguish of a father’s loss –the struggle of a young woman and her bike in Iran –and reprieve from genocide through cycle sport.

A ticket allows you to view the 90-minute short film package at any time between January 15 –24, streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart TV by simply clicking on the link provided by email. Ticket prices are “pay what you will” so all ticket prices entitle you to the same content. This way you can view the content in one sitting, or at your leisure, from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Tickets – click link below

https://btt.boldtypetickets.com/events/110055132/bicycle-film-festival-edinburgh

St Andrews Bike Pool Fix It Sessions

Transition St Andrews are running free weekly Bike Pool Fix It Sessions every Monday and Wednesday. These are funded by the Scottish Cycle Repair scheme.

So, if you live nearby and your bike needs some TLC, you can book a session here

NOTE:

  • At these ‘pop up’ sessions we can can cover all basic bike maintenance and issues , including the £50 Government Bike Voucher scheme
  • Due to current COVID restrictions an individual appointment slot must be pre-booked
  • Scroll through the list of available dates and times (mostly Monday and Wednesday evenings, some Fridays) and select one. Complete your details to secure your spot
  • Your confirmation email will have further guidance about attendance. Please take a moment to read this
  • If you already know your bike is needing extensive work, this may be beyond the scope of the ‘pop up event’ . In this instance please send an email to transition@st-andrews.ac.uk explaining what you consider the issue(s) to be and we can advise further as to the best action.

Highway Code Consultation – Have your Say

Have your Say…

The UK Government is consulting on laws for safer cycling. The consultation document is seeking views on proposed changes to The Highway Code to improve safety for pedestrians, particularly children, older adults and disabled people, cyclists and horse riders. It is important that these groups feel safe in their interactions with other road users.

This interim review of The Highway Code, announced in October 2018, therefore focusses on the vulnerable groups mentioned above with specific consideration on overtaking, passing distances, cyclist and pedestrian priority at junctions, opening vehicle doors and responsibility of road users. There are 3 main changes that are being proposed through this consultation:

  1. introducing a hierarchy of road users which ensures that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others
  2. clarifying existing rules on pedestrian priority on pavements and that drivers and riders should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road
  3. establishing guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists or horse riders, and ensuring that they have priority at junctions when travelling straight ahead

The consultation closes at midnight on 27th October.

The online consultation form can be found on the website – click here

On Yer Doorstep Photo Competition

Can you take a photograph and write a caption to inspire others to get more active through healthier and environmentally greener journeys, and win a book voucher as well as a new bike stand for  your school?

During lockdown, we saw a dramatic and amazing decrease in air pollution in many areas. Many adults and children were out being active, walking and taking to two wheels – more than ever before. Families were spending more time together, enjoying their local surroundings and being outside. Fife Council  invites families to continue to Walk, Run, Scoot, Cycle during the autumn break and capture the fun of being outside by taking a photograph of something you found on your explorations, as well as coming up with an amusing or thought-provoking caption, something that might make us think, laugh or smile.

Judging Criteria

· Originality

· Creative ideas

· Thought provoking or humorous caption

· Does it fit the brief?

The Rules

The competition is open to all pupils across Fife and will fall into two categories: Under 12s and 12 to 18-year olds. However, entries must be submitted through a parent or guardian.

We request one photograph entry per person

Your photograph must be taken around Fife – On Yer Doorstep and be taken by the applicant.

Your photograph should be taken on a digital camera, phone or tablet and must be a minimum of 1Mb and no bigger than 10Mb

Photographs including people must have their permission to be included in the competition

By entering, you consent to allow us to use your photograph and caption on social media and in other publicity produced by Fife Council School Travel Planning Team.

Full competition rules can be found by clicking here

How to Enter

Email your photograph to school.travelplans@fife.gov.uk  providing us with your full name, category as well as the all-important caption (just include it in the email, you don’t need to Photoshop it onto your photo).

Your data will only be used in conjunction with Fife Council’s Travel Planning Team Privacy Policy https://www.fife.gov.uk/travel_planning

Prizes and Judging

The competition will run 12 – 30 October. Entrants have until Friday 30 October 2020 to submit their photograph and caption.

Fife Council’s Travel Plan Team will select 10 photos from each category, then the finalist will be chosen by the Provost of Fife.

The top winner will receive a new bike stand for their school as well as a book voucher and the runners up will also receive book vouchers.

Through Spaces for People, temporary measures are helping people safely physical distance and are making it easier for people to walk, cycle and scoot around during the Covid-19 pandemic www.fife.gov.uk/spaces-for-people