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Bedford SB5, part of the MacBraynes Circle fleet of preserved vehicles Roddy MacAskill, owner of RMA Ltd (haulage & Ardhasaig quarry), Harris, and Calum MacLennan, former bus operator of Govic, Harris, starting off the Harris leg of the West Coast Rin (Sestern Isles) in 2002 Austin Loadstar , registration BSM167B, photographed a the restored Garenin village in Lewis

John Pomeroy’s 1937 Albion 3 tonner, the winner of the Ladies Choice award for the ‘prettiest vehicle’ during the West Coast Run visit to the Western Isles

Colin Pitt’s green 1950 Seddon 5L at the Garenin village

Bedford 'O' type belonging to JacK Muir of Alyth, Perthshire, photographed with young Daniel and Jonathon MacDonald from Ness, Lewis.

FAR LEFT:  Calum MacLennan (Calum Maraid, an uncle of  ‘Kenny Arnol’), 1 Arnol, starting his Austin bus in the days before electronic ignition.

LEFT:  Charles Alexander (Charlie Alex) of haulage contractors Lewis Motor Transport, with Alex Bruce of Bruce Brothers, coal merchants (circa 1950s)

At the annual Carnival in Stornoway is D.H.M. MacIver’s Dodge, bought new in 1963, followed by the Civil Defence’s Ford Thames van, with Duncan MacIver’s Bedford in the background. Stornoway Builders (Jimmy Bullar) Bedford ‘O’ Bedford CF owner Murdo MacDonald (Dedo), Skigersta, Ness, mobile grocer and fishmonger photographed in 1997.  He is pointing to a blue number ‘9’ stuck on the windscreen after his team Rangers FC won their famous ‘nine in a row’ league wins.

LEFT:  Photographed clearing a house foundation at Newmarket junction in 3 April 2003 is Donald Martin MacPhail, Marybank, with his Massey Ferguson 50B, which he bought new in 1979.  He started working with tractors in 1949 and has no thoughts of retiring.

We would welcome any additional information or anecdotes about any of the vehicles, drivers or owners featured on this or any other page on our web.


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