When the Highlands and islands belonged to MacBraynes

MacBraynes 158 (PGD 215F), the first of six Plaxton Panorama-bodied Bedford SB5s delivered in 1968.

Like Devon General and Southern Vectis, MacBraynes’ buses in the Scottish Highlands and Hebridean islands owe much of their continued enthusiast following to those who discovered them on holiday visits from much farther afield. It also helps no end that they were presented so distinctively in a livery of postbox red, apple green and cream with a Highland clansman raising his claymore to the skies.


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