Stagecoach announces an increase in services across the North East of Scotland.
Bus operator Stagecoach has announced plans to increase services across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray from next week.
Services connecting Aberdeen to Elgin, Inverness, Banff, Peterhead and Fraserburgh are all set to welcome more journeys from April 19.
From the same date, Service X17 connecting Aberdeen city with Prime4 Business Park, Kingswells P&R and Westhill will be replaced with services 4, 5 and 6.
The operator says this change formed part of the public consultation held by Stagecoach in February 2020, but the introduction of the revised service was postponed due to the impact of the pandemic.
Peter Knight, managing director at Stagecoach Bluebird, said: "We’re looking forward to increasing the number of local bus connections from next week.
"Our fantastic team have kept services operating right through the pandemic with social distancing on board and additional touch point cleaning taking place. This will remain the case from April 19 for those who need to use our services.
"As the vaccination programme continues at pace and as more of the country starts to open up in line with the latest advice from the Scottish Government, we’d like to thank our customers for their support and co-operation over the past year."