Thistle Assistance Card

Tayside & Central Scotland Transport Partnership (Tactran), working with its partner councils in Perth & Kinross, Angus, Dundee and Stirling, has launched the Thistle Assistance Card. The Thistle Card has been developed to make using public transport easier for older people or those with disabilities or illness.

The aim of the Thistle Assistance Card is to help anyone who has difficulty in using public transport because of their age, disability or illness. It will quickly and easily tell the bus driver about any extra help you may need during your journey.

The card is supported by a wide range of voluntary organisations and most bus operators in Tayside and Central Scotland.

How does the Thistle Assistance Card work?

Enclosed with the card are some peel-off stickers which show different disabilities (square stickers) and the type of help you need (rectangular stickers).

  • When using public transport, show the card to the bus driver, who will then be able to quickly see what assistance you need.
  • On the back of the card you can add any extra details that you may think will be useful to the bus driver.
  • Please show the card clearly to the driver.

Please note that the Thistle Assistance Card is for information only and does not mean that you get a concessionary or discounted fare.

The Thistle Assistance Card packs will be available, free of charge, from Council offices and libraries throughout Perth and Kinross, and from a number of local voluntary and community organisations.

Council Offices  
AK Bell LibraryYork PlacePerth
Alyth LibraryAirlie StreetAlyth
Auchterarder LibraryChapel WyndAuchterarder
Birnam LibraryStation RoadBlairgowrie
Blairgowrie Library46 Leslie streetBlairgowrie
Breadalbane Community LibraryBreadalbane Community CampusAberfeldy
Comrie LibraryDrummond streetComrie
Coupar Angus LibraryTown Hall, Union StreetCoupar Angus
Crieff area Office32 James SquareCrieff
Loch Leven Community LibraryLoch Leven Community CampusKinross
Letham Area OfficeTweedsmuir RoadPerth
Pullar House35 Kinnoull StreetPerth
Pitlochry Library26 Atholl RoadPitlochry
Scone LibrarySandy RoadScone
Strathearn Community LibraryPittenzie RoadCrieff
Voluntary Organisations  
VisionPK14 New RowPerth