SCT '61 Photo Index
Scottish Omnibuses
Including Eastern Scottish, the fleetname introduced in 1964

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1. FEV181
Scottish Omnibuses HH1, FEV181, a Leyland TD5 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body seen in Dundas Street in Glasgow. It had been new in 1937 as Eastern National 3712 with a Brush L28/28R body, was rebodied with the Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body in 1949 and became United Counties 575 in May 1952. It was acquired by Lowland Motorways, Shettleston as number 33 in April 1957 and passed to Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958, initially as Z33 being renumbered HH1 later.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 April 1959, Parliamentary Road, Glasgow
2. BSC516
Two Scottish Omnibus, Edinburgh A.E.C.s at Clarkston Garage. B179, BSC516, was an A.E.C. O662 Regal new in 1938 with an Alexander B34R body but seen here with the Burlingham FC37F body new in April 1952 which replaced it. BB53, FFS174, was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III new in March 1948 with an Alexander L27/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 1960, Clarkston Garage
3. BSC520
Scottish Omnibuses B183, BSC520, was an A.E.C. O662 Regal new in 1938 with an Alexander B34R body. In 1952 it received a new Burlingham FC37F body along with seven others from the batch of fifteen as seen here in Airdrie.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
4. GAT61
Scottish Omnibuses HH2, GAT61 was a Leyland TD5 which had been new as East Yorkshire 375 in November 1939 with an Eastern Coachworks BB26/26R body. It was later fitted with a new Eastern Coachworks BB28/26R body in 1948. After withdrawal it passed to Lowland Motorways, Shettleston in January 1957 as number 34 and then to Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Killermont Street, opposite Dundas Street Bus Station, Glasgow
5. GAT62
Scottish Omnibuses HH3, GAT62, acquired from Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. The Leyland TD5 had been new to East Yorkshire, Hull in October 1939 with an Eastern Coachworks 'Beverley Bar' style H26/26R body. It was rebodied with the Eastern Coachworks 'Beverley Bar' style H28/26R body seen here in Airdrie in 1948.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
6. VS3640
Scottish Omnibuses HH17, VS3640, seen in Airdrie was a Leyland TD5 with a Leyland L27/26R body which originated with Greenock Motor Services before passing to Western S.M.T. in 1949 and then to Lowland Motorways. It was acquired by Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958 with the Lowland Motorways business.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
7. DSG169
Seen at Winkleigh is ex-Scottish Omnibuses DSG169, a Leyland TD5 with a Leyland O27/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 7 October 1979, Winkleigh
8. DSG169
Preserved SMT J66, DSG169, a Leyland Titan TD5 built in 1942 with Leyland L27/26R bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1981, Harrogate Stray
9. BVD927
Northern Counties L27/26R bodied Leyland PD1, BVD927, had been new as Central S.M.T. L238 in 1947 but was, when photographed, HH12 in the Scottish Omnibuses fleet having been acquired in 1961. It was sold in December 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Bathgate
10. BVD933
Rear view of Scottish Omnibuses HH18, BVD933, a Leyland L27/26R bodied Leyland PD1 had been new as Central S.M.T. L244 in 1947. It was acquired in 1961 and was sold in February 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Bathgate
11. FFS192
Scottish Omnibuses B295, FFS192, an A.E.C. O662 Regal with an Alexander C35F body, one of twenty-five delivered in 1947, is seen in Main Street, Coatbridge.
Photo taken Thursday 20 June 1963, Main Street, Coatbridge
12. FFS160
Eastern Scottish BB39A was an AEC Regent III which dated from 1948 and was fitted with an Alexander L27/26R body. Considered by some to be a little Spartan in appearance, they, nevertheless, outlasted their Duple and Burlingham bodied counterparts in the fleet and were popular with drivers because of their preselective gearboxes.
Photo taken 1968, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
13. FFS181
Scottish Omnibuses BB60, FFS181, was the last of forty A.E.C. Regent IIIs new in 1948 with Alexander L27/26R bodies and was seen in Airdrie. The majority of the batch were of the O961 model but six, BB55-60, were of the 9612E model, the designation being updated during the production of the batch.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
14. GGA524
Scottish Omnibuses B46, GGA524, was an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III acquired from Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. It had a Duple C35F body and had been new to Lowland in December 1948. It is seen here in Airdrie operating the Airdrie - Shettleston - Glasgow service according to the window stickers.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
15. GSC249
Eastern Scottish Galashiels towing vehicle operated on tradeplates 775S. It was new as B361, GSC249, an A E C Regal III 6821A built in 1948 with Burlingham B35F bodywork and had been a service vehicle since 1960.
Photo taken August 1978, Galashiels
16. GSF644
Eastern Scottish BB61, GSF644, was an AEC Regent III with a Duple L27/26R body dating from 1949. It dates from a period when Duple embellished their double-deckers with beading to make them look coach-like, other examples being the Barton Leylands and Red & White Guys.
Photo taken 1965, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
17. GSF663
Scottish Omnibuses BB80, GSF663, was the last of a batch of twenty AEC Regent IIIs with Duple L27/26R bodies, new in 1949.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, Bathgate
18. GSF667
Eastern Scottish BB94A, GSF667, was an AEC Regent III with an attractive Burlingham lowbridge body of 1949.
Photo taken 1965, Edinburgh
19. 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
20. GSF712
Scottish Omnibuses B393, GSF712, was an AEC Regal III of 1949, originally with an Alexander C35F. In 1954 it received this Burlingham FC33F body.
Photo taken 1965, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
21. GSF720
Scottish Omnibuses B401, GSF720, was one of twenty A.E.C. 6821A Regal IIIs with Alexander C35F bodies new in 1949 and was seen at Airdrie.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
22. JXC181
JXC181 was number BB1 in the Scottish Omnibuses fleet having been acquired from Lowland Motorways, in January 1958. It was a Cravens H30/26R bodied A.E.C. Regent III which originated with London Transport as RT1422 in 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Killermont Street, Glasgow
23. JXC224
Scottish Omnibuses BB2, JXC224, seen in Airdrie, was acquired with the business of Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958. It was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body originally London Transport RT1461 new in July 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
24. JXC244
JXC224 was an A.E.C. Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body new to London Transport Executive as RT1461 in July 1949. After withdrawal it passed to Lowland Motorways, Glasgow as number 40 and then to Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958 as BB2.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
25. KGK760
Seen in Airdrie, Scottish Omnibuses BB5, KGK760, was acquired with the business of Lowland Motorways, Glasgow in January 1958 and was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body originally London Transport RT1501, new in November 1949.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
26. KGK768
Scottish Omnibuses BB6, KGK768, acquired in January 1958 from Lowland Motorways, Glasgow was an A.E.C. 0961 Regent III with a Cravens H30/26R body which had been new in December 1949 to the London Transport Executive as RT1509.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 June 1963
27. GSF668
Scottish Omnibuses BB85, GSF668, seen near the bus station in Edinburgh was an A.E.C. 9612E Regent III with a Burlingham L27/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1965, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
28. GSF681
Scottish Omnibuses BB98, GSF681, one of twenty Burlingham L27/26R bodied AEC Regent IIIs, new in 1950, seen in Edinburgh.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 July 1965, East Market Street, Edinburgh
29. HWS910
Eastern Scottish (Scottish Omnibuses) B408A, HWS910, a 1951 AEC 'Regal' IV with Alexander C30FT coachwork specifically designed for the Edinburgh to London overnight service enters Victoria Coach Station ready for the northbound journey in May 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1964, Victoria Coach Station, London
30. JSF148
Scottish Omnibuses B448, JSF148, was an AEC Regal IV with an Alexander C40F body from 1952.
Photo taken 1965, St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh
31. JSF150
Scottish Omnibuses B450, JSF150, an A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV with an Alexander C40F body had been new in February 1952 and is seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries. After withdrawal in January 1966 it passed to Sureline, Lurgan and then to Gilford Mill, Gilford, County Armagh as a non-P.S.V. in May 1967.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
32. KSC541
Scottish Omnibuses B464, KSC541, an Alexander C38F bodied A.E.C. 9822E Regal IV, new in April 1953, is seen at Victoria Coach Station having operated the three-day West Coast Service from Edinburgh.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
33. KSC551
KSC551, an Alexander C38F bodied A.E.C. 9821E Regal IV, new in May 1953 was numbered B474 in the Scottish Omnibuses fleet.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963
34. LYS758
Eastern Scottish HH7A, LYS758, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland L27/26R body from 1954 still has the previous operator's destination arrangement, Lowland Motorways (47). As discussed recently, HH was the Eastern Scottish code for this bus and A being the garage code for Edinburgh. Lowland was taken over in 1958. Alongside at Edinburgh bus station is EWS14D.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 1970, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
35. LVA484
Scottish Omnibuses HH5, LVA484, was a Leyland PD2/20 with a Northern Counties L27/26R body new in July 1955 to Hutchison, Overtown passing to Lowland Motorways, Glasgow later in 1955. It was a unique bus having the E181 engine and constant mesh gearbox similar to a PD1, but with a concealed radiator. It was fitted with an O600 engine in 1964 and is seen here in Airdrie.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
36. LWS887
Eastern Scottish B484A LWS887, an AEC Monocoach MC3RV from 1955 with B45F bodywork by Park Royal.
Photo taken June 1970, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
37. LWS904
Seen in Galashiels is Scottish Omnibuses B500, LWS904, which was an A.E.C. MC3RV Monocoach with a Park Royal B45F body, one of forty-six new in 1955.
Photo taken Friday 21 June 1963, Galashiels Market Place
38. NSG778
A rather dismal Bathgate with Eastern Scottish AA1, NSG778, a Bristol LD6G/ ECW combination from 1956.
Photo taken Mar 1971, King Street, Bathgate, West Lothian
39. NSG793
Eastern Scottish ZA31A, NSG793, was a Bristol LS6G with ECW DP40F bodywork. It had been delivered in March 1956 as C38F and allocated to New Street depot. In February 1964 it was transferred to Peebles depot and in January 1965 it was converted to DP40F, this configuration retaining 2+2 seating at the rear. In June 1966 it returned to New Street and remained there until withdrawn in January 1973.
Photo taken 1969, Horsemarket, Lanark
40. NSG816
Scottish Omnibuses B525, NSG816, new in March 1956, was an A.E.C. MC3RV Monocoach with an Alexander B41F body, one of twenty-five new that year.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Airdrie
41. OWS548
Seen in Cunningham Street, Glasgow is Scottish Omnibuses HH548, OWS548, a Leyland PD2/20 which had a Park Royal L27/29R body, one of twenty new in 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, Cunningham Street, Glasgow
42. OWS552
"Are we in Kansas yet? No..about to alight from Eastern Scottish Park Royal/Leyland PD2/20 HH552, OWS552, in Gartloch Road as it speeds into Glasgow on a local service. "Askit" was a favourite advert which occupied the rear panels of many SBG buses at that time. The lop-sided appearance of the rear platform is strange.
Photo taken July 1971, Gartloch Road, Glasgow
43. OWS557
Eastern Scottish HH557, OWS557, a 1957 Leyland Titan PD2/20 with lowbridge Park Royal bodywork rests in Glasgow between shifts.
Photo taken Thursday 21 October 1971, Glasgow
44. OWS566
Scottish Omnibuses HH566, OWS566, was one of twenty Leyland PD2/20s with Park Royal L27/29 bodies new in 1957 and is seen here near Dundas Street Bus Station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Cunningham Street, Glasgow
45. OWS609
Eastern Scottish AA609, OWS609, a Bristol LD6G, new in July 1957.
Photo taken Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
46. OWS613
Eastern Scottish Edinburgh towing vehicle ran on 803S tradeplates and was new as AA613, OWS613, a Bristol LD6G built in 1957 with ECW H33/27R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Elder Street, Edinburgh
47. RSC628
New in March 1958, Scottish Omnibuses A628, RSC628, seen at Ascot was a Bristol MW6G with an Eastern Coachworks C38F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
48. RSC655
Scottish Omnibuses AA655, RSC655, Bristol LD6G/ECW H33/27R, new in May 1958.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 April 1959, Cunningham Street, Glasgow
49. RSC658
Smart (contractor) used this A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Park Royal C41F bodywork as staff transport. Registered RSC658, it had been new as Scottish Omnibuses B658.
Photo taken July 1977, Princes Street, Edinburgh
50. RSC665
Eastern Scottish B665, RSC665, a 1958 AEC Reliance with Park Royal bodywork.
Photo taken October 1971, Elder Street/St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
51. SWS671
Scottish Omnibuses B671, SWS671, a 1959 AEC Reliance with Alexander bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
52. SWS671
Starks (a subsidiary of Scottish Omnibus) ZB671S, SWS671, is an AEC Reliance with an Alexander C38F body dating from 1959.
Photo taken 1965, Callendar
53. SWS671
Scottish Omnibuses B671, SWS671, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with an Alexander C38F body, one of twenty new in 1959, and was seen at Victoria Coach Station having arrived from Edinburgh on the two-day East Coast service.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
54. SWS672
Eastern Scottish AEC Reliance B672, SWS672, dates from 1959 and carries a 38 seat Alexander body.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
55. SWS676
Eastern Scottish ZB676G SWS676, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from 1959 with Alexander C38F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Dalkeith Depot
56. SWS678
Seen outside the Western S.M.T. office in Dumfries is Scottish Omnibuses B678, SWS678, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in May 1959 with an Alexander C38F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
57. SWS679
Eastern Scottish B679, SWS679, an Alexander bodied AEC Reliance coach placed in service in 1959. By the time it was photographed in Glasgow in 1971, it had been relegated to bus work.
Photo taken October 1971, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
58. SWS702
Eastern Scottish B702E, SWS702, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from 1959 with Park Royal C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Jedburgh Market Place
59. SWS719
Former Scottish Omnibuses Lodekka AA719, SWS719, new in early 1959, now in Canada
Photo taken January 2007, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
60. ESS127
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Stark's of Dunbar, H7S, ESS127, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1960 with Alexander C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Berwick Depot
61. ESS989
Stark, Dunbar operated this Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub, ESS989, with Alexander C41F body new in 1961. After takeover by Scottish Omnibuses in January 1964 it was renumbered H8.
Photo taken Monday 26 July 1965, Dunbar
62. 42CVD
Baxters of Airdrie bought 42CVD new in 1962. It was an AEC Reliance with Plaxton Embassy C41F body at a time when most operators were buying Panorama bodies. It passed to Scottish Omnibuses when Baxters were acquired in December 1962, although Baxters livery was retained after an initial plan to repaint the fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1970, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
63. DGM430
Seen having received Eastern Scottish green colours is former Central SMT Bristol FSF ECW H60F B130, DGM430, renumbered as Eastern Scottish AA430A. Seen inside the New Street depot, Edinburgh. The depth of the vehicle shortage affecting Eastern Scottish at the time is emphasised by the vehicles flanking it. Edinburgh Corportion 658, ASC658B, an Alexander bodied Leyland PD3 is on the left whilst on the right is Fife Scottish FRD200, HXA400E, a 1967 Bristol FLF.
Photo taken Thursday 11 August 1977, Eastern Scottish Depot, New Street, Edinburgh
64. DGM448
Former Central SMT B148, DGM448. wearing the colours of new owner Scottish Omnibuses/Eastern Scottish, where it was designated fleet number AA448 when acquired in the summer of 1977. Most of the FSFs transferred from Central were based at Edinburgh New Street depot, but this 'decker seems to have been operating out of the Borders depot of Galashiels
Photo taken 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
65. USC783
Scottish Omnibuses B783, USC783, was an AEC 2MU3RV Reliance with Alexander C41F bodywork seen in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
66. YSF242
Eastern Scottish bought this AEC Reliance in 1962. B11, YSF242, carries the relatively rare Burlingham Seagull 70 body.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
67. YWS610
Eastern Scottish HH307A, YWS610, a Leyland Titan PD2A/30 built in 1962 with Alexander H37/29R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, Edinburgh
68. YWS860
Eastern Scottish Bedford VAS1, YWS860, C11, built in 1962 with Duple 24 seat body operating an extended tour from Edinburgh (Western Highlands and the Isle of Skye), where a smaller bus was particularly useful. These vehicles are noted in BBF 22 as front entrance but it could be argued they were centre entrance. Some of this batch were maroon and cream when new.
Photo taken Saturday 15 August 1970, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
69. 8938SF
Eastern Scottish ZB938E, 8938SF, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Alexander DP41F bodywork, new in August 1963, seen in Kelso depot.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kelso Depot
70. 8958SF
Eastern Scottish AA958, 8958SF, a 1963 Bristol Lodekka FS6G with standard ECW body
Photo taken August 1973, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
71. 8959SF
Eastern Scottish AA959C, 8959SF, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G built in 1963 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
72. 9962SF
Eastern Scottish BB962, 9962SF, was to be the only AEC Bridgemaster in the fleet, with a Park Royal H41/29F body, delivered in April, 1963.
Photo taken 1965, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
73. 9963SF
Eastern Scottish BB963A, 9963SF, an AEC Renown 3B3RA from 1963 with Park Royal H42/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Dalkeith Bus Station
74. VCS383
Eastern Scottish ZH383A, VCS383, a Leyland PSU3/3R, new to Western SMT in 1963 as their 1829 and originally fitted with Alexander C38Ft bodywork. A number of these were transferred to Eastern Scottish in 1969 who had them converted by ECW as DP49F but retained the slam door.
Photo taken early 1970s, Elder Street/St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
75. AFS11B
Eastern Scottish Bristol FS6G AA11, AFS11B, seen in Bathgate in July 1979.
Photo taken Friday 6 July 1979, South Bridge Street, Bathgate
76. AFS60B
Eastern Scottish B60, AFS60B, a 1964 AEC Reliance with Alexander coach body.
Photo taken Edinburgh
77. AFS66B
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Stark's of Dunbar, ZB66S, AFS66B, an AEC Reliance 4MU3RA built in 1964 with Alexander Y C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
78. XCS905
On a glorious summer morning, Eastern Scottish ZH393A, XCS905, rests in the Market Place in Jedburgh on the morning service from Edinburgh to Newcastle. The vehicle was a Leyland PSU3/3RT with Alexander DP49F bodywork which had been new to Western SMT in 1964 as their 1884. This was one of 16 similar buses (13 from 1963 and the remainder from 1964) which came from Western in 1969 and had their original C38Ft bodies converted by ECW at Lowestoft before entering service with Eastern Scottish.
Photo taken c.1970, Jedburgh Market Place
79. CSG29C
Eastern Scottish took delivery of this Bristol FLF6G with ECW body in 1965 and numbered it AA29, CSG29C. In later years it was converted into this smart tow car and is now preserved at the Scottish Bus Museum at Lathalmond.
Photo taken Kirkby Stephen
80. CSG45C
Eastern Scottish AA45K, CSG45C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Galashiels
81. CSG45C
Eastern Scottish AA45A, CSG45C, was a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork. New in June 1965, it was allocated to New Street depot. In December 1968 it was transferred to Peebles depot, returning in May 1972. In September 1973 it was transferred to Airdrie depot where it remained until July 1979 before returning, yet again, to New Street. It was converted to a tow wagon in December 1980.
Photo taken 1968, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
82. CSG46C
Eastern Scottish AA46, CSG46C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, new in June 1965.
Photo taken Shettleston
83. DFS8C
The daily Glasgow-Newcastle 515 joint service between Eastern Scottish Baillieston depot (code C) and United's Whitley Bay depot was extended to the latter in summer but the off-season workings and vehicles were interesting for more local passengers. Here rare Albion Viking YK8C, DFS8C, carrying Alexander Y type C34F new in September 1965 as K8 departs on its single English roster of that marque known to me.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 October 1970, Whitley Bay Bus Station
84. 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
85. EWS132D
Eastern Scottish ZB132E, EWS132D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork, new in November 1966, in the entrance to the depot-cum-bus station at Kelso.
Photo taken c. 1973, Kelso Depot
86. EWS149D
The northbound Blackpool to Edinburgh express service took its lunchbreak in Keswick Bus Station, where Eastern Scottish ZB149A, EWS149D, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Alexander C49F bodywork is seen. It had been new in December 1966.
Photo taken 1969, Keswick Bus Station
87. EWS198D
Eastern Scottish YA198A, EWS198D, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1966 with Alexander C45F body.
Photo taken June 1970, Royal Tweed Bridge, Berwick
88. EWS205D
Hard to believe but Bristol RELH6G/ Eastern Scottish YA205C, EWS205D, disgraced itself on a journey from York to Glasgow and broke down near Chester-Le-Street.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 September 1975, Chester-Le -Street ?
89. GSG208D
Former Eastern Scottish AA208, GSG208D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW H44/32F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken 1982, Lower North Royd Farm, Green Lane, Shibden, nr. Halifax
90. GSG215D
Eastern Scottish AA215G, GSG215D, was a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H44/32F bodywork new in October 1966. It was one of a batch of 25 longer FLFs with forward-ascending staircases which were delivered to Eastern Scottish during October and November of 1966. The whole batch were withdrawn between November 1980 and December 1981 with AA215G going in September 1981.
Photo taken mid 1970s, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
91. HSF237E
Eastern Scottish C237D, HSF237E, a Bedford VAM5 from 1967 with Alexander B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, outside Humbie Post Office
92. KVF478E
When the exchange of S B G Bristol VRs for Lodekkas took place, for a short time, the English exchanged buses were operated in their original liveries. While this was barely noticeable with Western SMT, AA977 (KVF478E) from Eastern Counties was used in Edinburgh amongst Eastern Scottish green stablemates. Apart from the Eastern Scottish fleet number, livery changes have yet to be made.
Photo taken April 1973, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
93. LFS261F
Eastern Scottish ZC261L, LFS261F, a Bedford VAM70 from 1968 with Duple Midland DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Kelso Depot
94. LFS278F
The Scottish Bus Groups motorway coaches introduced in 1968 were very impressive machines. Originally they were delivered in company colours rather than the later blue and white corporate layout. Eastern Scottish used an eye catching yellow and black scheme for theirs, XA278 LFS278F a Bristol REMH6G with Alexander body.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
95. LFS288F
Former Eastern Scottish Bristol VRTLL6G with ECW 82 seat body new in 1968 as AA288, LFS288F, is seen working for Viking Tours in York on one the sightingseeing tours of the city.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 June 1994, Tower Street, York
96. LFS288F
In 1968 Eastern Scottish took delivery of their first 25 Bristol VRTs; 18 of these were allocated to Baillieston, the remaining 7 going to Dalkeith. Never popular North of the Border, the VRTs lasted barely five years before being exchanged for FLFs from NBC companies. AA288C, LFS288F, was a VRTLL6G with an ECW H47/36F body which arrived in December 1968.
Photo taken 1969, Killermont Street, Glasgow
97. LFS290F
Recent comments on Eastern Scottish Bristol VR prompted me to send this view of LFS290F taken in early 1969 at Easterhouse when this Baillieston Garage example was operating the 211 service.
Photo taken Jan 1969, Easterhouse terminus, Glasgow
98. LFS298F
Eastern Scottish AA298G, LFS298F, a Bristol VRTLL6G built in 1968 with ECW H47/35F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Dalkeith Depot
99. OSF323G
Where East met West: Inveraray, Loch Fyne and Western SMT Bristol RELH6G, DSD710D, joins Eastern Scottish Bristol LH OSF323G for a "comfort stop" at the pier. The X26 was the long distance stage carriage service from Glasgow to Tarbert/Campbeltown and the LH appears to be on an extended tour. Note the box placed to aid passengers on and off the coach. No sign of ECW bodies up here, both are Falkirk products.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Inveraray
100. PWS395H
Eastern Scottish (Scottish Omnibus) ZH395, PWS395H, was a Leyland Leopard with Alexander Y type C49F body dating from December 1969.
Photo taken August 1970, Pitlochry
101. OSF328G
Eastern Scottish A328A, OSF328G, a Bristol LH6P built in April 1970 with Alexander Y bodywork. It was new as YA328 with a C38F body and was rebuilt to B45F as seen in the mid 1970s.
Photo taken July 1977, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
102. SFS359H
The Humber Scot was an Anglo-Scottish service running between Hull and Glasgow, worked jointly by Eastern Scottish and East Yorkshire. One of Eastern Scottish's iconic motorway coaches XA359, SFS359H, a 1970 Bristol REMH6G with Alexander bodywork is seen peeping coyly from United's Durham depot having failed en route
Photo taken 1977, United/Durham District Depot, Durham
103. SFS365H
Bristol REMH/Alexander C42Ft SFS365H, Eastern Scottish XA365A, shows off the "new" corporate livery for motorway coaches, appropriately enough, awaiting passengers at a "comfort stop"
Photo taken Apr 1976, Motorway services off M6
104. TGM214J
After the end of Lodekka production, Central SMT bought a batch of ECW bodied Daimler Fleetlines but quickly passed them on to Eastern Scottish and Alexander Midland. The former Central D14, TGM214J, is now preserved in Eastern Scottish colours as their DD294.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 2011, Kirkby Stephen
105. TGM203J
The batch of 35 ECW bodied Daimler Fleetlines delivered new to Central SMT in 1971 were transferred elsewhere in 1975 or 1976. D1-20 went to Eastern Scottish and the former D3, TGM203J, now numbered DD283 is seen at the ex Baxters depot at Airdrie.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 1977, Victoria Depot, Gartlea Road, Airdrie
106. USF411J
Eastern Scottish DD411A, USF411J, was a Daimler CRG6LX with ECW H43/34F bodywork which was new in April 1971.
Photo taken early 1980s, St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh
107. YSC435K
Eastern Scottish YH435, YSC435K, a 1972 Leyland Leopard with Alexander coach body.
Photo taken August 1973, Scottish Highlands
108. BFS479L
Killermont Street in early July when parking was at a premium. A United RE, 157SHN, is loading up for the summer service to Whitley Bay 515, a Central Lodekka (BL316) is waiting to get into its stance and blocking the road, and Eastern Scottish Leopard ZH479H, BFS479L, appears to have been abandoned! Part of the office block for the new bus station can be seen behind the buses.
Photo taken Friday 2 July 1976, Killermont Street, Glasgow
109. BSG537L
Eastern Scottish bought both AEC Reliances and Leyland Leopards with Alexander Y type bodywork. A late example of one of the latter is seen passing through Kirkby Stephen during the 2010 rally ZH37, BSG537L, dates from 1973
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Kirkby Stephen
110. PFS561M
One of my favourite Scottish Omnibuses (Eastern Scottish) photos shows in higher resolution an alternative lifestyle outside of the large urban areas. Only one month old, H561B, PFS561M, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Alexander AYS B53F body roars through Shotts in May 1974.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 May 1974, near Shotts Station, Lanarkshire