Strathnairn Community Access and Transport Association
The main activity of SCATA is through the provision of a transport service for individuals, other charities, local clubs and groups, and Farr & Daviot Primary Schools. SCATA particularly seeks to provide transport for the elderly and other individuals whose physical, mental, social or economic status restricts their access to the wider community. The service enables them to retain a degree of independence in their own home. This, in turn, contributes to the maintenance of the social and economic infrastructure of a rural area with few amenities and which is poorly served by commercial transport.
SCATA is run by volunteers, with the exception of the Co-ordinator who receives a modest remuneration. In keeping with the ethos of citizenship and community development through volunteering, the Co-ordinator regularly puts in a substantial number of unpaid hours beyond her contract. This involvement of individuals in community activity is greatly prized by those undertaking tasks on behalf of SCATA and those members of the community who benefit from such work.
The bus has nine seats and has been adapted to accommodate a wheelchair user via an access ramp. If you are retired or disabled there is no charge, otherwise a charge of 50p per mile is made to cover costs. The bus can be driven using a normal car drivers licence. Volunteer drivers are always welcome. If you would like to help but can only manage a small amount each month then that is OK.