This evening, along with two of my ward colleagues, I met with around 20 parents of pupils of St John's High School at Blackness Library to discuss their concerns at the loss of the 4S school bus.
It is very clear that the so-called "alternative" bus services simply do not work in terms of getting pupils to school on time (and the 26 service is also proving unreliable) - and the return journey is meaning pupils getting back very late - in one case cited tonight - at 5.15pm.
It is completely unacceptable that pupils living in the St John's catchment area have such difficulty getting to and from school.
Tonight, we had a very useful discussion about how to take forward the campaign for a proper bus service for St John's High School. I am pleased that the Acting Head of Secondary Education and the Head of Transportation at the City Council are attending the St John's High School Parent Council next Thursday. I suspect they will hear from many parents about the highly unsatisfactory situation facing pupils. This matter must be resolved properly - and soon.