Take a trip down memory lane – on Kintyre buses of old

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The wheels on Kintyre’s buses go round and round in the latest publication by retired doctor John Sinclair.

Dr Sinclair has added to his collection of bus books, with his latest titled ‘The Buses of Arran Argyll and environs.’

His huge selection of colour photographs covers the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae, the old county of Argyll, and many Kintyre locations.

John is a lifelong bus enthusiast who had the foresight and interest to photograph bus operators large and small in the late 1950s, 1960s and later.

As a student, John created a technique of low-cost travel and accommodation which would allow him to travel to different areas and photograph the local buses operating in their habitat.

In July 1965, the soon-to-be junior doctor travelled from his home in Edinburgh to Argyll and the Clyde Coast.

The majority of the photos in this book date from that trip, with a few others from subsequent decades.

From Campbeltown to Tarbert, Ardrishaig and Lochgilphead to Oban, this book also takes in the island of Arran, including stops in Brodick and Whiting Bay.

Published by Stenlake Publishing Ltd, the book is available by visiting http://stenlake.co.uk

A West Coast Motors bus leaves Tarbert. NO_c52busbook01_Tarbert

A Carradale bus on the B842. NO_c52busbook02_carradale

The McConnahie bus garage. NO_c52busbook03_McConnachie_Garage

The double decker for Machrihanish. NO_c52busbook04_Machrihanish