Hawick-BGH bus trial begins

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A NEW bus service is being trialled between Hawick and Borders General Hospital.

Scottish Borders Council, in partnership with the Reshaping Care Change Fund and The Bridge Community Transport Initiative, is running the five-month pilot, which began on Monday.

The service follows complaints from Hawick residents who argued that there was no direct bus to the BGH, affecting appointments and visiting times.

The bus will operate four times a day – Monday to Friday – on a set route linking Wellogate, Mart Street, Burnfoot, Hawick Community Hospital and the BGH. It will also serve The Loan area of Selkirk.