Public Transport in the Kilmorack area is reasonably good for a rural area but some effort has to be made to take full advantage of it. Just in the Community Council area and with a recently extended car park we have Beauly Rail Station which boasts the smallest platform in the UK. The Train service to Inverness and Dingwall is regular and good and with the Inverness Station right in the centre of town is an ideal way to enjoy the City. Points north connect to Kyle and Thurso. No ticket office at Beauly but you can buy tickets from the conductor or online.
Beware Cyclists – Most trains have limits of bicycles on trains, 2-3 per carriage depending on route. Reservations are advised on all Highland Services and may be a requirement on some. Phone First Scotrail on 0344 811 0141 to confirm. However bikes now travel free and a new friendly Train service has been launched. A free bike rescue service is also available with First ScotRail for cyclists with a valid ticket. It offers peace of mind by providing aid to cyclists unable to complete the bike portion of journeys as a result of an accident, vandalism or an irreparable breakdown.
Highland Council Buses provide a new service to Dingwall via the Braes on some days and to Tomich for Glen Affric. Stagecoach also provide a good service from Beauly although the service via the Braes is limited to the Black Bridge turn and needs careful planning.
Taxis are available from Beauly Taxis 01463 782498
Beauly Cares also has a Community Transport initiative to help with doctor’s and hospital appointments and other needs for the less able. They also now have a disabled equipped mini coach.
Beauly Cares Community Transport 07747 312396
HiTrans Liftshare is a scheme working with NHS and Highland Council staff and possibly others. No doubt cheaper than the bus and best suited to get into Inverness for work. Link below.
National Rail Times – Beauly to Inverness
National Rail Times – Inverness to Beauly