Only a few were seen back on the road by 5pm.
Many bus stops were crowded while others deserted after learning of strike action earlier today.
Police confirm a man from the Highlands was hit by a PMV bus this morning.
This prompted retaliation by some factions of unidentified people who attacked PMVs and taxis this morning.
Police have warned all parties to do the right thing and report the matter instead of taking the law into their own hands.