2019 News

TESCO BATHGATE - Saturday 7 September

We will be at Tesco Bathgate on Saturday 7 September raising awareness and funds. Please pop along and say Hi.


FAULDHOUSE AND BREICH VALLEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST’S ANNUAL FAIR DAY 2019 - Saturday 7th September 

We will also be at the Fauldhouse and Breich Annual Fair from 11am-2pm at the Eastfield Development Centre. Please pop by and say Hi.


SILVER SUNDAY - 6 October

A date for your diaries. This year's Silver Sunday takes 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 are delighted to be attending again to chat to locals about Dial-A-Bus and Dial-A-Ride services. Look forward to seeing you there!


MORRISONS LIVINGSTON - 20th July

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 collecting over £80 too, to help sustain our services.

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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.