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New bus services for Hawick, Peebles and Selkirk

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New bus services in Hawick, Peebles and Selkirk will start up next month.

Perryman's Buses will take over the services, along with spending £500,000 in new vehicles.

The buses will operate Hawick town services as well as the service 73 Selkirk Bannerfield to Galashiels and 61 school service between Oxton, Lauder and Earlston High School.

The service will replace similar routes previously provided by First Scotland East.

All new services will begin on Monday 15 August 2016.

I am pleased that the Council has managed to work with local bus operators to ensure a number of vital services will continue.

“Going forward, the message is now that communities must support these services in order for them to have a future. Otherwise we could be faced with a similar scenario in future years.”

– Councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure

Perryman’s Buses is a local company committed to providing a reliable bus service in and around the Scottish Borders. We are pleased to be introducing a number of new routes in Hawick, Selkirk and Galashiels and look forward to quickly establishing good working relations with the towns and its people.

“In delivering those services, and our commitment to the area, we are delighted to announce we shall be investing approximately £500,000 in brand new vehicles.

"We value our customers and hope residents appreciate this investment by making full use of the new routes which come into effect on Monday 15 August.”

– Claire Lark, Operations Manager at Perryman’s Buses