Stagecoach has introduced contactless payments on their buses.
The new initiative was launched at Aberdeen Bus Station on Friday, March 23.
Commenting, Ellon and District councillor Gillian Owen said: “It was good to experience this new initiative first hand and I hope it will help travellers on the bus to and from Ellon. I know what it can be like to get to the bus and not have enough change to get on the bus.”
Gillian went along to the launch with Gordon MP Colin Clark.
He said: “Being able to use your contact card is excellent and it takes out the worry about not having the right cash.
"The horse drawn carriage was extremely novel and acted as a reminder of former means of transport."