Thistle Assistance Card

The Thistle Assistance Card and App was developed to make using public transport easier for older people and those with disabilities or illness. It is designed to make those passengers who require a little bit of extra time or assistance when travelling feel safer, and more comfortable, when using public transport.

The card and App, is recognised by most public transport operators from bus, train, tram, ferry and airport operators. The personalised card is credit-card sized and comes with a supply of peel-off stickers, which advise the driver or conductor of your disability and the additional assistance you need.

It is supported by all seven Regional Transport Partnerships, Transport Scotland, Transport Operators and disability groups (including RNIB, SATA, Disability Equality Scotland).

The card is available free to anyone who needs it with no eligibility criteria required.

The App is downloadable for both Apple and Android enabled devices from Apple App Store and Play Store.

For more information please visit the Thistle Assistance website at: or call 0131 524 5153.