Taxis and Minicabs

Fares and Charges

Argyll and Bute Council, in terms of Section 17 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, have fixed from 9th June 2014, the following scale as the maximum fares and other charges in connection with the hire of taxis in public places within Argyll and Bute.

Tariff 1 – Hirings from ranks or “flag” between 7am and 10pm
Initial charge (860 yards or part thereof) - £3.00
Subsequent charge (each 176 yards or part thereof) - 20 pence

Tariff 2 - Hirings from ranks or “flag” between 10pm and 7am

Initial charge (860 yards or part thereof) - £3.60
Subsequent charge (each 150 yards or part thereof) - 20 pence
Tariff 2 also applies to hirings from ranks or “flag” between 6pm and 10pm on December 24th; between 6pm and 10pm on December 31st; and between 7am on 2nd January and 7am on 3rd January

Tariff 3 - Hiring from ranks or “flag” between 10pm 24th December and 7am 27th December and 10pm 31st December and 7am 2nd January
Initial Charge (860 yards or part thereof) - £4.20
Subsequent Charge (each 120 yards or part thereof) - 20 pence

Soiling Charge - £100 maximum (with permission to display warning signs indicating that there may be an additional charge for any potential loss of earnings suffered as a consequence)

Waiting Time – 30 pence per minute commencement of journey, charged on a pro rate basis per second

Taxi called by mean of telephone – 30 pence additional charge

Large Mini-bus type vehicle (carrying 5 or more passengers together at their own request)-

a)     Where Tariff 1 would apply – charge Tariff 2

b)    Where Tariff 2 would apply – charge Tariff 3

c)     Where Tariff 3 would apply – surcharge £1.00 

Fee by negotiation – for all journeys commencing within but finishing outwith Argyll and Bute, in a place of the above charges, such fares may be charged as prior to the acceptance of the hire, were proposed to the hirer and accepted by him/her

Ferry Fares – The hirer shall be liable for the cost of a return ferry fare for any journey involving a ferry

Licenses

Apply for a licence to work as a taxi driver in Argyll

Apply for a licence to operate a taxi/ private hire business in Argyll