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 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 volunteer drivers provide a free service from Edinburgh to many prisons in Scotland and the State Hospital.
The Glasgow office operates a timetabled bus service to both HMP Shotts and the State 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 and have difficulty with transport. If a fare is required (Glasgow service only), the passenger will be informed and should pay the driver. This fare may be refunded by the Assisted Prison Visiting Unit.
How is the service accessed?