A group of Aberdeen residents are celebrating the roll-out of improved bus services linking their community with the city centre, after fighting for upgrades for years.
People in Dubford, in Bridge of Don, have been calling for a better service for the area for several years and created a protest group called Buses for Dubford as their campaign gathered pace.
The group marked some progress last year after a change to the 20 service meant the route would operate on a Sunday, as well as providing links to the city centre.
But following complaints that it resulted in longer and slower journeys, First Bus bosses have now instituted wider changes.
The firm has announced that the 20 to Dubford and Shielhill will be replaced by a new service, the 1B, which will service the whole of King Street.
A spokesman for Buses For Dubford said the new timetable, which takes effect from January 28, will offer residents easier access to the shops.
He said: “We are pleased that First Aberdeen has taken on board our feedback to restore more direct and fast bus links to Union Street along King Street.
“This will give better access to Morrison’s for the Dubford and Denmore communities and hopefully see passenger numbers grow again, particularly from the Park and Ride site.”
There will also be changes to the 8A timetable, following feedback from workers travelling to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
And times for the 1 and 2 on Sundays, which operates from Danestone and Ashwood, will move to every 30 minutes.
David Phillips, operations director at First Bus, said: “We do listen for feedback and this is an example where we have acted upon it.
“We have confidence that these changes will enhance bus travel.”