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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.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Western Isles Transport Preservation Group, see below for details

The WITPG chairman presents the 2009 Donald MacLeod Memorial Award to Stornoway Airport's Fire Section.   [More]
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We recently took possession of a large former factory building that will become our new workshop, training facility and museum.  Although much work lies ahead, the future is very exciting for WITPG as work proceeds on renovating the building and transforming it into an important centre for the restoration, preservation and presentation to the public of vehicles that have played such an important part in all our lives






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:

  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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