Several bus services have been rescued for the time being after the firm running them went out of business.
Teejay Travel, based in Arbroath, had been operating routes across Angus, including some linking rural areas with Dundee.
However, the services have since been adopted temporarily by transport giant Stagecoach after Teejay was reported to have shut down.
Calling the company resulted in a pre-recorded message saying: “I’m sorry, but Teejay Travel is no longer trading. Thanks.”
The firm was reportedly liquidated last Friday.
Teejay – which takes its name from the initials of its director, Thomas Jordan – had operated routes in Angus including the 43/43A loop around Arbroath.
It was also in charge of the 78A and 79A services that linked Dundee with Monikie, Monifieth, Ethiebeaton and Kellas.
Teejay’s latest accounts revealed assets totalling just over £56,000 as of the end of 2017.
Stagecoach East Scotland has arranged with Angus Council to take over Teejay’s routes until a permanent operator can be found.
A spokeswoman for the council said: “We can confirm that we have arranged for Stagecoach to operate the local bus contracts in the short term.”
Douglas Robertson, commercial director at Stagecoach East Scotland, said: “As a result of the recent administration of local bus operator Teejay Travel, we were asked by Angus Council to step in to cover the contracts previously operated by Teejay.
“We are delighted to be able to provide the resource in order to operate these contracts on behalf of the local authority, ensuring customers see no disruption to their travel.”
Teejay Travel could not be reached for further comment.