Sacro’s Travel Service provides transport from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Scottish prisons, Murray Royal Hospital and the State Hospital at Carstairs.
What does the service offer?
Sacro provides transport to Scottish prisons, Murray Royal Hospital and the State Hospital at Carstairs to enable prisoners and patients to maintain contact with their families and friends. This contact will help sustain family relationships and facilitate the prisoners’ re-integration to the community on release.
How does the service work?
Experienced staff and volunteer drivers provide this service, either by bus or in a volunteers car. The service runs to: Polmont Young Ofenders Instiution, Cornton Vale HMP, Glenochil HMP, Shotts HMP, Addiewell HMP, State Hospital at Carstairs and Murray Royal Hospital.
Sacro staff can also provide directions to prisons, contacts and procedures for visiting.
Who is the service aimed at?
The service is available to members of the public who have family or friends in prison, Murray Royal Hospital or the State Hospital.
How is the service accessed?
Bookings should be made in advance through the local Sacro office in Glasgow or Edinburgh. If a fare is required, the passenger will be informed and should pay the driver. This fare may be refunded by the Assisted Prison Visiting Unit.