The Scottish Government has confirmed that the concessionary travel scheme will remain unchanged for those 60+. Also under consideration is extending the scheme to provide free bus travel for Modern Apprentices. Concern grew when opposition politicians raised the fear that the free bus pass for the 60+ age group was to be removed as the result of an extensive Government consultation. This, however, has turned out to be unfounded and not only will the concessionary pass be continued for that age group but it will be enhanced. A person accompanying eligible disabled children aged under five will also be eligible for free bus travel. It is estimated that this will benefit over 3,000 families.