2019 News

We are delighted to be selected by Co-op Gullane as one of their 1% cash back charities from November 2019 to October 2020.


If you are a member of Coop and shop at their Gullane store, please log in and choose HcL as your charity for the next 12 months. That means 1% of everything you spend will be donated to HcL.

If you are not a member, you can register online by clicking on this link to select HcL as your charity - https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

Thank you!

We are delighted to have been successful in being awarded Community Jobs Scotland funding for a new position of Drivers Assistant, based at our Loanhead site.

Please click on the link to find out more and how to apply.


Do you know if you chose Handicabs (Lothian) Ltd we get 0.5% of everything you spend donated to us?

You just need to shop through  www.smile.amazon.co.uk, select Handicabs (Lothian) Ltd and carry on shopping as normal.

It all mounts up and helps us continue delivering our services.


Our latest newsletter is now available to view, click the link below to download it.

Please pop back to see our upcoming events......


Our 2019 Annual General Meeting took place on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM at Davidson's Mains Parish Church, 1 Quality Street, Edinburgh. Thank you to all who attended.


This year's Silver Sunday took place at the Hillcroft Hotel in Whitburn on 6th October from 1-4pm. 

This local day of fun for older people is a great way to find out about what is happening in West Lothian that you could join. HcL were delighted to be attending again and to chat to so many of you about Dial-A-Bus and Dial-A-Ride services. 

TESCO BATHGATE - Saturday 7 September

We were in Tesco Bathgate on Saturday 7 September raising awareness and funds. We raised over £70 - thank you!


We attended the Fauldhouse and Breich Annual Fair from 11am-2pm at the Eastfield Development Centre. 


We were in Morrisons Livingston on Saturday 20 July. We enjoyed chatting to customers, sharing information about what we do and how we support local people who face mobility challenges. We collected over £80 too, to help sustain our services. THANK YOU!

Are you interested in volunteering with HcL?

Click here to find out more..... 

Friday August 2nd at Edinburgh Zoo was Dream Night. Edinburgh Zoo host this evening annually where children with additional needs and their families or carers can go along to the zoo in the evening. It is free of charge and they get to attend the Zoo without the crowds.

It is a great evening for all involved and we love being involved!

HcL were delighted to be part of this event for the 5th year running. We donate a vehicle and driver for the evening to help children with disabilities get around the zoo so they can visit animals all over the zoo, and in particular up the hill.

Well done to all concerned, for another fantastic evening!

Our latest newsletter is now available to view, click the link below to download it.

Huge thank you to Rhys Roy, Abigail MacKay, Nicole Taylor, Lilly Rawcliffe and Gregory Wightman at Lasswade High School for choosing HcL Transport as their YPI Charity.

Thank you for taking time to learn about what we do, for spending time researching our charity and asking a lot (!) of questions, for presenting and for WINNING £3,000 for HcL Transport

THANK YOU! We think you are amazing.

The funds will go to a new additional vehicle for Midlothian.

Could your business or organisation be interested in sponsoring HcL or partnering our work?   

Could HcL be your ‘Charity of the Year’?   Would you like to sponsor a bus? We can include your logo or organisations name on the vehicle to show your support for our services.

We would be delighted to come and speak to your staff or group and tell you more about our services.

Please contact Laura Kearney, Fundraising Officer at laura.kearney@handicabs.org.uk

HcL are in the Tesco Bags for Life Public Vote in June and July in both Bathgate and East Calder stores.

When you are instore shopping, please remember to ask for a token when you pay for your purchases and then pop it in the HcL box.

Every charity you can vote for is a winner. The charity with the most tokens wins £4,000, the charity in 2nd place wins £2,000 and the charity in 3rd place wins £1,000.

HcL will put the funds we win towards a new additional vehicle for West Lothian. This will allow us to provide 3,500 more passenger journeys each year!

Thank you for you support!

Ian Greig, Operations Manager - 35 years’ service

Alexis Brown, Finance Officer - 10 years’ service

Huge thank you to Miles Briggs MSP, Shadow Health and Sport, for visiting our Loanhead depot today to learn more about our service and the needs of our passengers. Miles spent time meeting staff and having a look round one of our vehicles. 

Miles later tweeted:  “Great to visit Handicabs (Lothian) this morning to hear more about the Dial-ARide and Dial-A-Bus services they provide. Last year they provided over 83,000 passenger journeys helping support independent living across Lothian.”

Thank you to Councillor Pauline Winchester for visiting our Loanhead office today.

We really appreciate the time to come and learn more about us and to help raise the profile of our charity.

Today Colin Beattie, MSP, for Midlothian North and Musselburgh came to visit our Loanhead base, see our fleet and meet staff to learn more about our services. It was our pleasure to meet with him and tell him more about the difference our services make. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit us Colin.