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Shiel Buses is a local family-owned business in the Scottish Highlands celebrating over 40 successful years in business. It was founded in 1978 where the company acquired two buses to run services from Moidart and Ardnamurchan to Fort William.  Over the next 40yrs the fleet and workload steadily grew and Shiel Buses is now one of the most long-standing and successful family-owned businesses in Lochaber.  Today, Shiel Buses run 50 vehicles and employs approximately 80 staff.  

The company prides itself on providing services to the outlying communities in the family’s homeland, as well as town service to Fort William and its locality.  An abundance of touring work is undertaken in the summer months and Shiel Buses can be seen all over the UK providing luxury transport for outings, day trips, cruise ship excursions as well as extended tours for domestic and international travel companies and private groups.  Since 2014 Shiel Buses have had a close working relationship with Scottish Citylink and provide vehicles for their services between Glasgow and the Isle of Skye, and Fort William and Inverness.



Service Updates

29 May 2024

To reduce waste and litter, we will no longer print receipts for any concessionary (National Entitlement Card) travel. Pop your card on the ticket machine and tell the driver your destination as…

02 May 2024

With both the Scottish Six Day Trials and the Mountain Bike World Series taking place this weekend (3rd to 5th May) we are expecting heavy traffic congestion in and around Fort William. Please…

26 Apr 2024

In the upcoming weeks, Highland Council Schools are closed to pupils on 2nd May for an In-service day and 6th May 2024 for May Day public holiday .

Therefore our services will be running…

16 Feb 2024

Highland Council Schools will be closed to pupils on 19th, 20th and 21st February.

Therefore, we will be running to School Holiday (SH) timings on those days. 




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Contact Info

Call us: 01397 700 700 or 01967 431 272
Email us: info@shielbuses.co.uk
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