Strathtay Scottish Buses (Amberley)

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An album of colour photographs covering the expansion, contraction and takeover of the Strathtay Scottish bus company. In March 1985 Strathtay Scottish came into existence with its distinctive bright blue and orange livery. Set up by the Scottish Bus Group (SBG) to run the eastern operations of Alexanders (Midland) and the southern operations of Alexanders (Northern), it was initially created to assist SBG’s applications for financial aid from the relevant local authorities. The fleet was originally formed of 126 buses, 63 from Northern Scottish and another 63 from Midland Scottish. During the privatisation of the Scottish Bus Group the Strathtay management tried to buy the company, but it was the Barnsley based Yorkshire Traction Company who were ultimately successful, with this being the only case of a company not based in Scotland gaining a part of the Scottish Bus Group. In due course Stagecoach forced the company to abandon Perth, and eventually the Yorkshire Traction Group itself was taken over by Stagecoach. 180 colour photographs accompanied by detailed captions, in 2 per page format. 96 pages.

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