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Welcome to the WITPG website, which is dedicated to recording and preserving the rich and fascinating transport history of the Western Isles of Scotland.  Over the course of the 20th century,  motor transport; ferry and air services; commercial plant; operators and contracting businesses have all changed enormously in the Western Isles.   This website aims to capture some of this history and present it here for the benefit of future generations of Hebrideans and all others with an interest in Britain's motoring heritage. 
 

 
The Western Isles Transport Group (WITPG) is a voluntary run charitable organisation made up of commercial vehicle enthusiasts.  The aims of the Group are: to record and promote the transport history of the Outer Hebrides; to organise related events and activities; and, where possible, to restore vehicles of historical importance to the isles


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LEFT:  Colin Pitt’s green 1950 Seddon 5L at the Garenin heritage village in Lewis, parked in front of John Pomeroy’s 1937 Albion 3 tonner, the winner of the Ladies Choice award for the ‘prettiest vehicle’ at the 2002 West Coast Run visit to the Western Isles. (Photo: Roddy MacDonald).

 

 

 
 

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We would be delighted to hear from anyone wishing to become a member of WITPG.  For more information about the group, or if you wish to become a member, please contact the Membership Secretary, John Angus MacLeod, at:  witpg@aol.com

 
     
  Annual membership fees are £15  
  Family membership £18  |  OAP/Student £5  
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  TOP PHOTO: The standard small wartime bus, the Bedford OWB, with 32-seat utility bodywork by Duple or SMT.  This vehicle (OML 125) eas operated by Hebridean Transport snd is pictured in South Beach Street, Stornoway, driving past the old Picture House (now the British Legion club).  It has Swordale (in Point, Lewis) on its destination board.  
 
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