South Ayrshire Community Transport – Connecting People and Places

South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO SC046212), established in April 2016. Our mission is to enhance social inclusion through connecting people and places with Community Transport, our E-Car Club and Active Travel (E-Bike).

SACT is a member of the West of Scotland Community Transport Network and have signed up to a quality assurance framework covering all aspects of vehicle and customer care. A core principle of SACT is to work in partnership with local communities as well as local, regional, and national agencies. Connecting people and places is what we do.

We offer:

Minibus Hire

Are you a voluntary group or community organisation in South Ayrshire? Do you need a minibus to help you do what you do? Or go on a trip somewhere? We have a range of wheelchair accessible minibuses which you can hire. We can also supply drivers if you don’t have your own*. Why not give SACT Ayr a call on 01292 270864 or drop us an email at: and let us see how we can help you?

SACT’s drivers are fully MiDAS trained (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) and have qualifying licenses.

CB8 Girvan to Barr Scheduled Service

From May 2017 SACT Ayr are pleased to have been running the Girvan to Barr bus service. Starting as a 3 day a week, 4 times a day service, it now operates on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday service, five times a day.

Out and About Excursion Club

SACT offers free individual membership of the Out and About Club. We offer one excursion a week for a modest charge. Some of these are our popular Local Lunches or High Teas; others involve travelling much further afield to any number of lovely places within a couple of hours drive from Ayr, but always with a stop for food and refreshments. Our buses have room for wheelchairs and walking frames and our friendly, helpful drivers will pick you up from home and drop you off there again after a great day out.

MiDAS Training

Full driver training for the industry recognised MiDAS certificate available via SACT. Contact  Mike on 01292 270864

Car Club

The Car Club has two electric Nissan Leafs plus an electric 7 seat Nissan available to hire as an individual, family or organisation member. Available to Ayrshire residents and businesses alike. Full online booking system 24/7 access to vehicle.


A new project in association with the North Carrick Community Benefit Company, the Energy Savings Trust and with kind permission of the Carrick Centre. 12 electric bikes in four different forms for 2 or 4 week hires at discounted rates.

Carrick Community Transport Group

Our sister organisation CCTG which operates mainly in the Carrick area has 3 16-seater minibuses for hire, one in Maybole and two in Girvan. These are not wheelchair accessible and drivers will not be supplied. However, voluntary groups and community organisations in Carrick can contact CCTG on 01655 882105 (Maybole) or 01465 716600 (Girvan). Drivers must have a D1 on their licence. They do not at present offer drivers with the hire.

Stinchar Valley Community Transport

A new working partnership for SACT in order to improve transport links in the South Carrick Areas of:

Ballantrae, Colmonell, Barrhill, Pinwherry, Pinmore, Lendalfoot and Poundland.

Currently there are Out & About trips planned for the summer school holidays, use the link above to get more details.


*Please note: only drivers between the ages of 22 and 80 with two full years of driving experience and who have or are willing to complete MiDAS training within 12 months will be permitted to drive the minibuses. Over the age of 70, drivers must have completed a PCV medical in order to continue driving any minibus. Drivers should have a D1 category on their licence (a B category car licence may be acceptable in some circumstances). All group or organisational drivers must be registered with SACT before driving any hired vehicle.


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