Public and Private Transport in Scotland
- Part 1: The
The first attempt at establishing a stagecoach service in
Scotland occurred on 6th August 1678
- Part 2:
Transport In The Highlands
By 1800, some 122 years after
the Glasgow magistrates approved the first stagecoach service
between there and Edinburgh, there was still no transport of any
kind in the Highlands.
- Part 3: Inland
The Caledonian, Crinan, Forth & Clyde, Monkland and Union
are known in every land the Scots have reached, and that is most of
- Part 4: The
Arrival of the Steamboats
Many inventors had made brave attempts throughout the late 18th
century to power vessels by the use of steam, and in 1785 Patrick
Miller of Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire, experimented with small craft
of the double keel variety, and had a good measure of success.
- Part 5:
Vehicles in the Cities and Towns
City transportation, both public and private, was linked to two
things: financial success and the social round.
North British Railway
An historical account of the North British Railway
This is an historical account of the old North British Hotel, now
known as the 5 star Balmoral Hotel.
Railways of Scotland
By W. M.
The Building of the Forth Railway
From an account in 1890
in pdf format.
The Motor Car, The Motor Cycle and
Commercial Motor Index
Special Insurance Edition (1924). In clear tabulated form all
information necessary for Insurance purposes relating to Motor Cars,
Cycles, and Industrial Motors, known to be made or sold in this
country in the Years 1913 to 1924. All details shown at a glance
without abbreviations or references to other pages. (pdf) Our thanks
to Ranald McIntyre for providing this for us.