Back Community Minibus


Thanks to a grant from the Crown Estates Revenue Fund, we now have a brand new 17 seat minibus available to Loch a' Tuath community.

This is a great asset to our community and is available for use by all local clubs, voluntary groups and community organisations, not just BFRC.

There are 17 seats including the driver's seat.  The back two seats can also be removed for disabled access.

Groups to have used the minibus so far (aside from BFRC) are both Sgoil a' Bhac and Tong School, Third Sector Hebrides, Loch a' Tuath News and The Shed Project.

Signing Up

Groups are required to sign up as a corporate member of BFRC first for insurance purposes.  There is no fee to become a member or to use the minibus - instead, we are asking groups to commit to assisting once a year with a community fundraiser event raise to raise money to cover the insurance, road tax, cleaning and servicing costs.  If your group is unable to commit to assisting with a community fundraiser event, then a donation can be made instead to help cover the above costs.

Whoever your group's assigned driver(s) is/are, they are required to complete a driver's declaration form before driving the minibus.

Drivers must be aged 25-75.  Volunteer drivers are not required to have a MIDAS certifcate, however, everyone must complete a declaration form in advance of the booking and exclusions may apply in the case of accidents or endorsements.

Corporate Membership forms and Drivers' Declaration forms can be downloaded using the links below:



Once you've submitted all the paperwork and had confirmation from us that you are now insured, your group can book to use the minibus via the Picktime booking system >> 

Collecting and Returning

If it is your first time booking and using the minibus, you will be met by Jennet or a Committee Member upon your collection of the minibus.  They will go through a checklist with you and you will be asked to sign the Terms & Conditions.  They will also show you where the insurance policy is kept inside the bus, as well as the First Aid Kit and fire extinguisher.  It is your responsibility to report any issues with the minibus (faulty/damaged parts or interior, any issues with the steering, brakes, etc., and any warning lights that may appear on the dashboard) to Jennet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You are also required to fill the fuel tank back up to full at the end of your booking.