I live about 9 miles from Glasgow and I can buy a bus ticket that does me all day back and forth on the local bus network (for buses run by the McGill's company who run almost everything in my area) and it costs me £2.50 ($4.04) for a day ticket or £3 if purchased before 9am and £2.50 is pretty amazing to be able to travel around the local area. I often make the 19 mile round trip to Glasgow and it isn't uncommon for me to go to other local towns like Paisley and Renfrew too before going to Glasgow.
My parents have free Scotland wide free bus travel as pensioners and can get a discount on train tickets too. I can travel with my Dad for free on buses and pay a nominal fee for short distance train trips (less than 10 miles) as he is considered disabled and has a little symbol on his travel pass indicating this. These cards are called companion cards.
There are no train stations in my home town, probably because this is historically a village and increased massively after the rail infrastructure was designed.
The bus system is good though and the stop for Glasgow is just outside my front window. We have a 15 minute service for most of the day and the stops for Paisley and Clydebank are quite near at hand.