W Alexander & Sons

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Walter Alexander began running buses in the Falkirk area in 1914. During the First World War, his company was limited to private hires. The company of W Alexander & Sons Ltd. was registered in 1924. The company also built busses. In 1929, SMT (The Scottish Motor Traction Co.) acquired W Alexander & Sons. It became the area company for most of the east of Scotland north of the Forth. In 1949 SMT was acquired by the British Transport Commission as part of the nationalisation of UK public transport. At this point, the bus building part was split off into a separate company, Walter Alexander & Co. (Coachbuilders) Ltd.

In 1961 the British Transport Commission created a new holding company, Scottish Omnibuses Group (Holdings), which was re-named the Scottish Bus Group in 1963. The subsidiary bus companies were re-structured and as part of this process existing dormant companies were re-used and re-named to avoid creating new companies. W Alexander & Sons Ltd was divided into three companies: W Alexander & Sons (Midland) Ltd. based in Falkirk (from the dormant company of Wordie & Co), W Alexander & Sons (Fife) Ltd. based in Kirkcaldy (from W Alexander & Sons Ltd.) and W Alexander & Sons (Northern) Ltd. (from the dormant company Young’s Express Deliveries (BTC) Ltd.) from Aberdeen. W Alexander & Sons (Midland) was eventually taken over by the First Bus Group.

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W Alexander & Sons Ltd
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Notes Image from the RB Breingan collection auction 17/03/21,

courtesy of Simmons Gallery.

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