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Public and Private Transport in Scotland


  • Part 1: The Stagecoach
    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 Waterways
    The Caledonian, Crinan, Forth & Clyde, Monkland and Union are known in every land the Scots have reached, and that is most of them.
  • 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.
  • The North British Railway
    An historical account of the North British Railway
  • The Balmoral Hotel
    This is an historical account of the old North British Hotel, now known as the 5 star Balmoral Hotel.
  • The Railways of Scotland
    By W. M. Acworth (1890)
  • The Building of the Forth Railway Bridge
    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.
  • Edinburgh Trams