Almost two fifths of bus routes in Scotland have been axed since the SNP came to power, according to figures obtained by Labour.

The party highlighted Traffic Commissioner statistics showing a 38 per cent decline in local bus routes in Scotland between 2007 and 2023.

Some 1,214 routes lost over this period, including 160 in the past year alone.

Buses operated on 1,970 routes in 2022-23, down from 3,184 in 2006-07.

Labour’s Shadow transport secretary Louise Haigh hit out at the “staggering decline” in the services.

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