A new operator will be taking over Skelmorlie's Connect and Go bus service later in the summer.

Concerns were being expressed in relation to what the change will mean particularly for elderly and more vulnerable users of the service.

McGills gained an extension to run the service in January.

Skelmorlie resident David Lowe said: "I have just recently discovered that the excellent McGills-run Connect & Go Bus Service (Skelmorlie-Inverkip) has been awarded to another provider by SPT? The 'new' service will commence on 13th July but, as yet, we the Consumers know nothing about the new provider or the level of service we can expect? The present service from McGills is well used, supported by and serves the local communities with a responsive and reliable service."

An SPT spokeswoman said: "The new provider is Shuttle Bus Ltd and it is still an on-demand service, with bookings taken by our contact centre."