SCT '61 Photo Index
Highland Omnibuses
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1. AFG664
Seen in Inverness AFG664, Highland J155, was a Leyland TS7 new to Simpson's and Forrester's, Dunfermline in June 1935 which had passed to Alexander, Falkirk in February 1938 and had been rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in October 1943. It was transferred to Highland in February 1952 and was withdrawn later in 1959.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
2. AFG679
Transferred to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952 from Alexander, Falkirk with the Inverness services, AFG679, numbered J151 was a Leyland TS7 which had been rebuilt and rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in June 1943. It had been new to General Motor Carrying Company Limited, Kirkcaldy in April 1935, passing to Alexander in May 1937 and is seen here at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
3. JY5025
JY5025, a Leyland TD4 new in April 1935 as Plymouth 107 was acquired by Alexander, Falkirk in November 1945 and was transferred to Highland in February 1952, becoming J161. It had an Alexander L27/26R body new in February 1946 and a Leyland 7.4 litre engine fitted at the same time and is seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
4. WG3481
Seen in Inverness, Highland J150, WG3481, new to Alexander, Falkirk in July 1935, was a Leyland TS7 which had been rebodied in June 1943 with an Alexander L27/26R body and which was transferred to Highland in February 1952.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
5. WG3483
Highland J156, WG3483, was new to Alexander, Falkirk in July 1935. This Leyland TS7 was rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in November 1943, was fitted with a Leyland 7.4 litre engine replacing the 8.6 litre one in February 1946 and was transferred to Highland in February 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
6. SN7136
Transferred from Alexander, Falkirk in February 1952, SN7136, became Highland J154. This 1936 Leyland TS7 had been rebodied with an Alexander L27/26R body in September 1943 and is seen in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
7. AST829
AST829, a Bedford OWB, had been new as Highland Transport 5 in November 1942 with an S.M.T. B32F body later reseated to B29F. It passed to Highland Omnibuses on formation in February 1952 as C5 and, after being converted to forward control, was fitted with a Burlingham FC24F body in May 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Needlefields Central Works, Inverness
8. ASD406
Acquired from Western S.M.T. in 1957, Highland E5, ASD406, was a Guy Arab II with Northern Counties L27/26R body new in November 1943. It is seen here in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness and was fitted with platform doors in 1960 and withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
9. AST934
Highland, Inverness C123, AST934, a Bedford OWB, had been new to Macrae & Dick, Inverness in November 1943 with a Duple B32F body. It passed, with the business, to Highland in February 1952 and was rebodied with a Burlingham FC24F body in November 1953.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Tay Street, Perth
10. DSG178
Occupying the 'Tour Stance' at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness is Highland E40, DSG178, a Guy Arab I with Brush L27/26R body new in June 1943 to Scottish Omnibuses. It passed to Highland in 1958.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
11. DSG179
DSG179, Highland E44, was acquired from Scottish Omnibuses in January 1959 and was a Guy Arab I with Brush L27/26R body, new in June 1943 to SMT.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
12. WG3511
Highland Omnibuses J157, WG3511, had been transferred to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952 from Alexander, Falkirk along with services from Inverness. It was a Leyland TS7 which had been rebuilt and rebodied in November 1943 with an Alexander L27/26R body replacing the original.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
13. WG9821
Highland AMS43 (E21) and WG9821 (E12) were Guy Arabs with Roe L27/26R and Strachan L27/26R bodies respectively. E12 (Arab I) was new to Alexander in January 1943, passing to Lawson, Kirkintilloch in September 1943, whilst E21 (Arab II) was new to Lawson in March 1944.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Inverness
14. WG9971
WG9971 was new to Alexander, Falkirk in June 1943, passed to Lawson, Kirkintilloch in September 1943 and became Highland E23 in May 1956. It was a Guy Arab II with Roe L27/26R body and is seen at Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Inverness
15. AMS43
Highland E21, AMS43 was a Guy Arab II with Roe L27/26R body. Seen at Inverness it had been acquired from Lawson, Kirkintilloch in 1956.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Inverness
16. DWS921
Highland E4, DWS921, seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness was a Guy Arab II with Roe L27/26R body new in July 1944 to Scottish Omnibuses. It passed to Highland in 1957. It was later fitted with platform doors by Scottish Omnibuses (1959/60).
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
17. BST68
New to Highland Transport in May 1945, E24, BST68, was a Guy Arab II with Weymann L27/26R (L27/28R when new) body and is seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
18. BST69
BST69, a Weymann L27/26RD bodied Guy Arab II was E25 in the Highland fleet, having been new to Highland Tranport in June 1945 and being transferred to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
19. EFS351
Acquired from Scottish Omnibuses, EFS351 was a Guy Arab II with a Weymann L27/26R body which had been new in February 1945. It was numbered E1 by Highland Omnibuses in 1957 and was later fitted with platform doors.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
20. EFS353
EFS353, Highland E41, seen in Inverness, was a Weymann L27/26R bodied Guy Arab II new to Scottish Omnibuses in August 1945, which was acquired in December 1958.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
21. EFS355
EFS355 with a Weymann L27/26R body was a Guy Arab II new to S.M.T., Edinburgh in August 1945. It was acquired by Highland Omnibuses in February 1956 and numbered E15.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Inverness
22. EFS357
Highland E42, EFS357, a Guy Arab II with Weymann L27/26R body was new to Scottish Omnibuses in August 1945 and passed to Highland in December 1958. The driver was obviously finding it somewhat warm in the cab when seen in Inverness !
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
23. BST570
New to Highland Transport as number 47 in December 1946, BST570 was a Northern Counties L27/26R bodied Guy Arab II which became E47 after passing to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
24. BST572
Highland E52, BST572, was new in 1946 as Highland Transport 52, passing to Highland Omnibuses on formation in February 1952. The Guy Arab II carried a Northern Counties L27/26R body and it is seen here in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Academy Street, Inverness
25. BST573
New to Highland Transport as number 50 in December 1946, BST573 was a Northern Counties L27/26R bodied Guy Arab II which became E50 after passing to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
26. CST271
CST271 had been new to Highland Transport in December 1947. This Guy Arab II with Northern Counties L27/26R body passed to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952 when it became E65.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
27. CST256
Highland Omnibuses acquired J169, CST256, from W. Alexander, Falkirk RA105 in February 1952 along with twenty-three others in the transfer of routes. It was a Leyland PD1A with Leyland L27/26R bodywork new in 1948 to Wemyss Brothers, Ardersier. It passed with the business to W. Alexander in June 1950 and thence to Highland.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Academy Street, Inverness
28. CST256
Highland Leyland PD1A J169, CST256, seen in Inverness, carried a Leyland L27/26R body and was new in January 1948 to Wemyss Brothers, Ardersier, passing to Alexander, Falkirk in June 1950. It was transferred to Highland in February 1952 and was withdrawn in 1965.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
29. CST272
Highland Guy Arab II E63, CST272, one of four Guy Arab III with N.C.M.E. L27/26R bodies new in December 1947 (CST270/1) and January 1948 (CST272/3). They passed to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952, gaining the E prefix to their fleet number.
Photo taken August 1961, Highland Dingwall Garage
30. CST272
CST272 was a Guy Arab II with Northern Counties L27/26R body new to Highland Transport 63 in January 1948. It passed to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952 when it was renumbered E63.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
31. CST650
New to Macrae & Dick, Inverness in 1948, CST650 became Highland Omnibuses A112 when the business was formed in February 1952. It was an Albion CX9 with a Brockhouse B35F body seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
32. FFS878
Acquired in 1956 from Scottish Omnibuses where it had been C178, FFS878, a Bedford OB with an S.M.T. C24F body new in 1948 became Highland Omnibuses C19.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Needlefields Central Works, Inverness
33. FFS879
Highland C20, FFS879, a Bedford OB with S.M.T. C24F body seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness was new in 1948 to Scottish Omnibuses (C179) and was acquired in November 1956.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
34. CMS289
Acquired from Alexander, Falkirk in 1953 to become Highland Omnibuses L5, CMS289 was a Commer Commando with a Scottish Aviation C29F body which had been new in July 1949. It was seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
35. CMS291
Commer Commando CMS291 was L2 in the Highland fleet when this shot was taken. New to Alexander in June 1949 it carried a Scottish Aviation C29F body, was acquired in April 1953 and is seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
36. CMS300
Fitted with a Scottish Aviation C29F body this Commer Commando had been new as Alexander C28 in July 1949. CMS300 was numbered L7 by Highland Omnibuses when acquired, along with five others, in 1953 and is seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
37. DST929
Highland K46, DST929, a Guy Arab III single decker with Strachans B34F body, one of seven such vehicles delivered between August 1948 and May 1950 to the Highland Transport Company Limited. It was delivered with fleet number 46, becoming K46 when Highland Omnibuses Ltd. was formed in February 1952.
Photo taken August 1961, Dingwall Station Square
38. GSF692
Highland B58, GSF692, was new in 1949 as Scottish Omnibuses B373 with a Burlingham C35F body on its AEC Regal III 6821A chassis. It was acquired by Highland in in December 1964 and withdrawn in May 1967. It is seen here in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Academy Street, Inverness
39. EST392
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, EST392, a Guy Arab IV of 1950 with uncommon Strachans FL31/26RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney
40. EST392
Highland Transport 72, EST392, a Guy Arab III with Strachan FL31/26RD body new in May 1951 became Highland Omnibuses E72 in February 1952 and is seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
41. EST393
Highland Transport 89, EST393, a Guy Arab III with Strachan B38F body new in May 1951 passed to Highland Omnibuses as K89 in February 1952. A Southdown Harrington bodied Leyland Royal Tiger from the LUF batch is seen in the background at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
42. EST394
Highland K90, EST394, was a Guy Arab III with Strachan B38F body new, in May 1951, to Highland Transport and is seen at Inverness. It had passed to Highland Omnibuses in February 1952.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
43. EST395
The last new vehicle of Highland Transport was 92, EST395, a Guy Arab III with a Strachan B38F body new in May 1951. It passed as K92, with the rest of the fleet, to Highland Omnibuses on formation in February 1952 and was withdrawn in 1969. It is seen here in Fraserburgh, still carrying its Highland fleet number plate, with Hall & Robertson (contractor), Fraserburgh who had acquired it by June 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, Fraserburgh
44. EST560
Highland Omnibuses D119, EST560, seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness was an Austin CXD with a Churchill C30F body which started life in July 1951 with Macrae & Dick, Inverness before passing to Highland in February 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
45. EST564
This Kenex C32F bodied Austin CXD had been new in June 1951 to Macrae & Dick, Inverness and became Highland Omnibuses D120 in February 1952. EST564 was seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
46. CMS369
PC3, CMS369, was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with Alexander C41C body new to Alexander, Falkirk in 1952. Waiting departure to Elgin from Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
47. ECK584
Rear view of Highland Omnibuses J6, ECK584, a Leyland bodied PSU1/13 showing the modifications of the ex-Ribble vehicle to accommodate the skiers equipment on the Aviemore to Cairngorms service.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1970, Cairngorms
48. ECK604
ECK604 was a Leyland PSU1/13 with a Leyland B44F body new as Ribble 341 in May 1952. It is seen here with Highland Omnibuses, seemingly having been operating the service to Aviemore.
49. JSF409
Acquired from Scottish Omnibuses in 1952, JSF409 was D121 in the Highland fleet and is seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. The Austin CXD had a Kenex C32F body and had been a demonstrator, new in March 1952 before acquisition by Scottish Omnibuses who had numbered it A1.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
50. JWS124
JWS124, Highland Omnibuses K77, was an S.M.T. rebuild of an ex-London Transport Guy Arab double-deck chassis which was then fitted with an S.O.L. B39F body in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Carse Road Depot, Inverness
51. JWS130
Awaiting to depart from Inverness is Highland K84, JWS130, one of twentythree ex-London Guy Arabs rebuilt by Scottish Omnibuses between 1952 and 1954 with Scottish Omnibuses B39F bodies. Eighteen (chassis SMT1-12, 18-23) were for Highland with the remaining five (SMT13-17) being for Scottish Omnibuses own fleet.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
52. LSC100
LSC100 was a rebuild of a former London Transport Guy Arab double-deck chassis. Fitted with a Scottish Omnibuses C35F body it was numbered K99 and was new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
53. LSC101
Highland K100, LSC101, was one of the 1954 S.M.T. rebuilds of ex-London Transport Guy Arabs into 30' saloons with S.O.L. C35F bodies. It is seen in Inverness carrying what appears to be a 'Highland' badge on the radiator in place of the normal 'Guy' emblem.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Academy Street, Inverness
54. LSC99
Starting life as a Guy Arab double-decker in London, the chassis was rebuilt in 1954 and fitted with a Scottish Omnibuses C35F body to become Highland Omnibuses K98, LSC99.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
55. GCS195
In 1968 Highland Omnibuses acquired 25 Alexander-bodied Guy LUFs which dated from 1955. Ten carried C41F bodies and the remainder, including GL11, GCS195, seen here outside Wick depot, were nominally B44F seated although surely anyone else would classify these as dual-purpose.
Photo taken c.1971, Wick, outside Wick Depot
56. GCS223
Highland Omnibuses, Inverness JD7, GCS223, a Leyland PD2/20 with a Northern Counties L27/28R body new in 1955, had been acquired from Western S.M.T., Kilmarnock 1138 in June 1967 and was seen in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
57. GCS226
In 1967 Highland Omnibuses received a considerable number of buses transferred from other SBG fleets including JD5, GCS226, a Leyland PD2/20 with Northern Counties L27/26R, one of four identical 1955 vehicles which came from Western SMT.
Photo taken c.1969, Kessock Ferry
58. KST54
Albion Nimbus KST54, new in August 1956, was Highland A5 and carried an Alexander C29F body. It is seen entering Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
59. KST55
One of six Albion MR9 Nimbus chassis new in 1956 fitted with Alexander C29F bodies, A6, KST55.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
60. NSG789
Highland, Inverness L10, NSG789, a Bristol LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body was seen in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1965, Academy Street, Inverness
61. KST651
Highland B1, KST651, was an AEC Monocoach new in 1957. Whilst most Monocoaches had Park Royal bodies, this was one of those which had Alexander DP41F bodies and it is seen here at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
62. KST653
Highland B3, KST653, an AEC Monocoach with Alexander DP41F body was new in April 1957 and was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
63. KST653
Highland Omnibuses B3, KST653, was on of a batch of six AEC Monocoach MC3RVs with Alexander DP41F bodywork which were new in April 1957. It was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken c.1970, Wick Bus Station
64. KST952
One of six A.E.C. Monocoaches new to Highland Omnibuses in 1957 B2, KST952, had an Alexander DP41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
65. LST503
LST503 was Highland Omnibuses, Inverness B9, and was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal DP41F body, new in December 1957, which was seen at the garage in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Needlefields Central Repair Works, Longman Road, Inverness
66. LST504
At Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness, LST504 was a Park Royal DP41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance, new as Highland Omnibuses B10 in December 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
67. KWG566
AEC 2MU3RV Reliance KWG566 was new as Alexander, Falkirk AC132 in 1958 with an Alexander C41F body and is heading for Macduff from Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
68. LST750
LST750 was a Park Royal DP41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new as Highland Omnibuses B13 in April 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
69. MST802
MST802, seen at Needlefields Central Works, Inverness, was an Alexander C41F bodied AEC 2MU3RV Reliance new to Highland in January 1959 as B19.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Inverness
70. MST803
Highland B20, MST803, an Alexander C41F bodied AEC 2MU3RV Reliance seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness loading for a tour was new in January 1959.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
71. WGG635
Highland Omnibus B49, WGG635, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Duple Midland Donington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Riverside Road, Kinlochleven
72. 293AGE
Highland Omnibuses B51, 293AGE, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new in June 1960 to David MacBrayne as their 52. It passed to Highland in 1970 and was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken early 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
73. FSS929
Highland Omnibus T2, FSS929, Ford Thames 570E with Duple Northern bodywork, new to Stark, Dunbar and seen here on hire to Eastern Scottish.
Photo taken 1965, West Lane, Pitlochry
74. SSA471
Highland Omnibuses T14, SSA471, a 1960 Ford 570E with Duple Yeoman body, was new to Simpson, Rosehearty, and reached Highland in 1967 via Alexander (Northern). It was originally C41F, but was converted for one-man operation by Highland, losing two seats in the process.
Photo taken June 1968
75. SSA472
Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, SSA472, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vega C39F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Junction Road, Kirkwall
76. 878WTW
Highland Omnibuses T15, 873WTW, a 1961 Ford 570E with Duple Yeoman C41F body, was possibly a Ford demonstrator before working for Trimdon Motor Services and Drysdale of Cupar, arriving at Highland via Alexander Fife in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968
77. RMS727
Oban has seen a variety of operators since it was a Alexander (Midland) outpost, then transferred to the Highland Omnibuses area. Along with ex Midland MAC (RMS727) , AEC Reliance/Alexander C41F now Highland B76, ex Central SMT AC3, FGM103D, Albion Viking, now Highland AV5, with Alexander coach body sits outside the former Midland garage in Oban Town.
Photo taken Jul 1972, Oban Garage
78. RST454
Highland Omnibuses B34, RST454, was one of six AEC Reliance 2MU3RVs with Alexander C38F bodies which were bought in 1961. Another six identical vehicles arrived the following year.
Photo taken c.1969, Wick, outside Wick Depot
79. SST996
Highland Omnibuses B40, SST996, a 1961 AEC Reliance with 41 seat Alexander coach body
Photo taken September 1972, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
80. TCS151
Lowlander Lineup at Inverness Garage of Highland Omnibuses, all ex Western SMT deliveries , BCS257C, the last Lowlander bought by WSMT with Northern Counties body (1965), UCS629 (1963) with Alexander body and TCS151, the prototype LR1 /Alexander (1703) Lowlander, built 1961. Spot the differences!
Photo taken Mar 1973, Inverness Garage
81. 377FGB
With the transfer of MacBrayne's services to Highland Omnibuses, in 1971 Highland acquired former MacBrayne 76, 377FGB, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Midland B30F bodywork which had been new in May 1962.
Photo taken September 1971, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
82. 387FGB
Highland Omnibuses B57, 387FGB, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland B41F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1962 as their 90. Acquired by Highland in 1970, it was withdrawn in 1979.
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William
83. 392FGB
Highland Omnibuses B66, 392FGB, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new to David MacBrayne as their 190 in June 1962. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken early 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
84. TCS151
Highland Omnibuses AL2, TCS151, an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork, new in May 1962 to Western SMT as their 1703, seen at South Kessock having arrived on an Inverness town service.
Photo taken c 1973, Kessock Ferry
85. UCS604
On a wet day in Wick, Highland Omnibuses AL8, UCS604, an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Northern Counties H39/32F bodywork, waits for its next trip to Thurso via Bower and Castletown. It had been new to Western SMT as their 1740 in 1962 but was transferred to Highland in 1966. It was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken 1967, Wick Bus Station
86. 848HUS
Highland Omnibuses, Inverness CD52, 848HUS, a Bedford VAS1 with a Duple Northern B8FM body was seen in Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Needlefields Central Repair Works, Longman Road, Inverness
87. FGM15
Highland Omnibuses AL15, FGM15, an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Alexander H41/31F bodywork, new in June 1963 to Central SMT as their A15. It was one of thirteen (nine with Alexander bodies, the remainder bodied by Northern Counties) which were aquired by Highland in 1965.
Photo taken c. 1973, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
88. FGM21
Highland Omnibuses AL21, FGM21, was an Albion Lowlander LR1 with Northern Counties H39/32F bodywork, seen here wearing the new livery introduced in 1970.
Photo taken 1971, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
89. GSS808
An atmospheric shot of Highland Omnibuses T1, GSS804, a 1963 Ford 570E with Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, which was new to Stark, Dunbar and reached Highland via Scottish Omnibuses in 1964.
Photo taken June 1968, probably Kyle of Lochalsh
90. UCS629
Lowlander Lineup at Inverness Garage of Highland Omnibuses, all ex Western SMT deliveries , BCS257C, the last Lowlander bought by WSMT with Northern Counties body (1965), UCS629 (1963) with Alexander body and TCS151, the prototype LR1 /Alexander (1703) Lowlander, built 1961. Spot the differences!
Photo taken Mar 1973, Inverness Garage
91. 847HUS
Highland Omnibuses CD76, 847HUS, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Northern B28F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1964 as their 94. It was acquired by Highland in 1971 and was withdrawn later in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
92. AAG112B
Highland Omnibuses AL37, AAG112B, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Alexander H40/29F bodywork new to Western SMT in 1964 as their 1919. It was acquired by Highland in 1971.
Photo taken c 1973, Kessock Ferry
93. AYS737B
Highland Omnibuses CD56, AYS737B, was a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Midland B28F bodywork which had been new in June 1964 to David MacBrayne as their 191.
Photo taken c.1971, Fort William
94. CGA586B
Highland Omnibuses BA18, CGA586B, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook B53F bodywork, new in July 1964 to David MacBrayne as their 198. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and withdrawn by them in 1978.
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William Pier
95. TSN882
Seen at the garage in Inverness was Highland Omnibuses, Inverness T9, TSN882, a Ford 570E with a Duple Trooper C41F body.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1970, Needlefields Central Repair Works, Longman Road, Inverness
96. WST501
Highland Omnibuses CD2, WST501, was one of a batch of Bedford VAS1s with Duple Midland DP28F bodies which were delivered in 1964. Originally numbered C23 it was changed to CD2 to reflect its diesel engine.
Photo taken c.1969, Bus Station, Wick
97. BCS254C
Highland Omnibuses AL39, BCS254C, an Albion Lowlander LR7 with Northern Counties H39/30F bodywork which was new to Western SMT (their 1921) in 1965. It was acquired by Highland in 1971 and was withdrawn in 1981.
Photo taken early 1970s, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
98. BCS256C
Preserved former Highland AL41, BCS256C, an Albion Lowlander with NCME H39/30F body, new in 1965
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
99. BCS257C
Lowlander Lineup at Inverness Garage of Highland Omnibuses, all ex Western SMT deliveries , BCS257C, the last Lowlander bought by WSMT with Northern Counties body (1965), UCS629 (1963) with Alexander body and TCS151, the prototype LR1 /Alexander (1703) Lowlander, built 1961. Spot the differences!
Photo taken Mar 1973, Inverness Garage
100. EYS63C
Highland Omnibuses B62, EYS63C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Northern C43F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1965 as their 202. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and withdrawn by them in 1979
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William Bus Station
101. CST961D
Highland Omnibuses CD13, CST961D, was a Bedford VAM5 with Alexander B24FM bodywork; new in June 1966, it was withdrawn in 1981. It is seen at Wick Bus Station waiting to set out on an afternoon journey down the coast to Helmsdale via Dunbeath. Behind is an Albion Lowlander for Thurso.
Photo taken c.1969, Wick Bus Station
102. DSD701D
Highland Omnibuses SL2, DSD701D, a 1966 Bristol RELH6G with Alexander body. This bus was originally in the Western SMT fleet being bought for the Glasgow-London service in 1966. It went to Highland in 1972.
Photo taken August 1973, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
103. DST440D
Highland Omnibuses, Inverness T10, DST440D, was a Ford R226 with a Plaxton Panorama C52F body new in August 1966 and seen in the Farraline Park Bus Station in Inverness.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
104. ESP292D
Highland Omnibuses T16, ESP292D, a 1966 Ford R192 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F body, was new to Drysdale, Cupar, reaching Highland via Alexander Fife in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968, Inverness Bus Station
105. EWS118D
Highland Omnibuses BA29, EWS118D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork which was new to SOL (Eastern Scottish) in May 1966 as their ZB118; it was one of six acquired by Highland in 1973. It is seen at Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
106. EWS118D
Highland Omnibus BA29, EWS118D, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1966 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, St James Bus Station, Edinburgh
107. EWS122D
Highland Omnibuses BA2, EWS122D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork, stands on the spare ground between the depot and the railway station at Wick.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Outside Wick Depot/Bus Station
108. EWS140D
In 1969 Highland Omnibuses took sixteen AEC Reliance 2U3RAs with Alexander C49F bodywork transferred from Scottish Omnibuses. BA16, EWS140D, had previously been numbered ZB140 by SOL and had been new in November 1966. The batch survived with Highland until the early 80s.
Photo taken c.1969, Dingwall Station
109. FGM102D
Highland Omnibuses, Inverness AV4, FGM102D, was an Albion VK43L Viking with an Alexander 'Y' C40F body seen in the Farraline Park Bus Station in Inverness.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
110. FGM103D
Oban has seen a variety of operators since it was a Alexander (Midland) outpost, then transferred to the Highland Omnibuses area. Along with ex Midland MAC (RMS727) , AEC Reliance/Alexander C41F now Highland B76, ex Central SMT AC3, FGM103D, Albion Viking, now Highland AV5, with Alexander coach body sits outside the former Midland garage in Oban Town.
Photo taken Jul 1972, Oban Garage
111. HGA981D
Former Highland Omnibuses CD69, HGA981D, by now in the ownership of the Sutherland Transport & Trading Company, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Midland B24FM bodywork, sits astride the railway tracks at Lairg whilst the driver loads mailbags off the mid-morning train from Inverness into the mail compartment at the back.
Photo taken 1973, Lairg Station
112. EST820E
Highland Omnibus ran large numbers of Bedfords over the years. Seen at Braemar is CD16, EST820E, a 1967 Bedford VAM with Alexander coach bodywork.
Photo taken Thursday 9 August 1973, Braemar
113. EST822E
Highland Omnibuses, Inverness CD18, EST822E, was seen in the Farraline Park Bus Station in Inverness. It was a Bedford VAM5 with an Alexander 'Y' C38F body, new in June 1967.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1970, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
114. EST823E
Highland CD19, EST823E, was one of 6 Bedford VAM bodied by Alexander in 1967 to its "Y" type design with coach seats and power doors.
Photo taken Thursday 4 April 1968, Fort William, Inverness-shire
115. HST49F
With a view to converting further services to OMO, Highland Omnibuses took delivery of two Ford R192s with Duple Midland B45F bodies in May 1968, to be followed by two more in the September of the same year. One of the earlier pair, T18, HST49F, is seen at Fort William Bus Station wearing a new (short-lived) version of the livery introduced that year but replaced in 1970 by peacock blue and poppy red. All four lasted until 1981.
Photo taken c.1969, Fort William Bus Station
116. PGB709F
Highland Omnibuses BA24, PGB709F, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Duple Northern C43F bodywork, stands in Margaret Street, Inverness, immediately outside Farraline Park Bus Station.
Photo taken early 1970s, Margaret Street, Inverness
117. SCS362M
Illustrating the chaos of transferring buses between companies after de-regulation, SCS362M, Leyland PSU3/3R with Alexander C49F body, ex Western SMT, uplifts passengers at Clydebank on hire to Kelvin Central whilst in Highland Omnibuses livery as their L265F.
Photo taken Saturday 1 February 1986, Chalmers Street, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
118. OST261S
I know it is far too modern for inclusion on here but as an exception seeing as its Christmas, Highland Ford T161, OST261S, had large compartment at the rear for mail and parcels. Santa's big helper!!
Photo taken Wednesday 16 June 1982, Thurso Station