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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

05 Oct 2023

Highland schools are closed for two weeks from 9th to 20th October 2023 inclusive.

Our services will run to School Holiday (SH) timings during this time. 

Please note, this does…

08 Sep 2023

Highland schools are shut to pupils on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th September. 

Our services will run to School…

07 Aug 2023


Following further consultation with the Highland Council it has been decided to change the rerouting of our 𝗡𝟰𝟲/𝗡𝟰𝟳 during the below works due to congestion problems on…


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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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