The Scottish Government has been accused of ‘doing nothing’ to prevent recent cuts to bus services, which affect routes to a Glasgow hospital and major shopping centre.

McGill’s has implemented a reduction on several routes from last month.

Some of the affected bus routes include the number 6, running between Paisley and Silverburn, as well as the number 17, which runs between Foxbar and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Neil Bibby, West of Scotland Labour MSP, said: “Despite McGill’s cutting a huge 13% of services in Renfrewshire, the Scottish government has done nothing.

“SPT [Strathclyde Partnership for Transport] and councils only have very limited resources to step in.

“At a busy public meeting in Linwood this week, people from across Renfrewshire, told of the huge impacts these cuts are having on NHS staff and patients, college students, and working parents. People in Renfrewshire think these cuts are unacceptable.”

Referring to the bus cuts as “disappointing”, Patrick Harvie, minister for active travel, said deregulation means the government is limited in its powers.

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