Staff shortages at FirstBus – check before travelling

Information from First Midland

First Bus have written to the Community Council about some ongoing service disruption that is presently affecting our bus network.

“We’re experiencing an acute driver shortage coupled with the ongoing requirement of a proportion of our existing driver pool having to self-isolate with very little advance warning. However, I would like to take this opportunity to assure all of the communities that we serve that we’re doing absolutely everything possible to deliver as much as we can in the face of very challenging circumstances.”

“Over the coming days, the attached notice will begin to appear at bus stops across the Stirling Council area. This notice is to make everyone aware that while we will continue with our efforts to deliver our scheduled timetables, there may well be some short notice disruption for the reasons outlined above.”

Due to driver shortages our timetables are subject to change

For the latest information Call 0345 646 0707. Our lines are open from 8am to 6pm Mon-Fri

Our website (, Twitter channel (@FirstScotland) and customer service team will be advising customers of any changes to services as soon as they’re confirmed.

“I hope that this information is helpful , and I thank you in advance for your continued patience while we continue to address this very challenging situation.”

We are currently recruiting trainee bus drivers

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