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  October 2014
West Highland Express
Scottish Citylink in the West Highlands

The majority of Citylink services in Scotland serve the West Highlands.   Starting in the major cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh they end up in far-flung destinations such as Skye and Oban.   These routes are predominantly operated by Citylink stalwart West Coast Motors whose head office is in Campbeltown.    Most of the services cross paths at Tyndrum where regular interchanges take place both northbound and southbound.   The above photos are a snapshot of the West Highland Express in 2014.


  • Stagecoach 53101 (SV08GXO), a Plaxton bodied Volvo, south of Portree on Skye heading for Inverness
  • West Coast Motors YT11LVK, a tri-axle Irizar/Scania, at Kennacraig en route to Campbeltown from Glasgow with the Calmac ferry Finlaggan about to depart for Port Askaig on Islay
  • West Coast Motors FJ56OCB, a Scania Levante formerly a National Express coach in the Stagecoach Yorkshire fleet, leaving Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station for Fort William
  • Stagecoach 53227 (SV55FKB), a Plaxton/Volvo, arriving in a downpour at Fort William from Inverness
  • West Coast Motors K300WCM, a Van Hool bodied DAF, at the Connel bridge heading from Oban to Fort William
  • Stagecoach 52567 (Y967PHL), a Plaxton/Volvo in Megabus livery new to Yorkshire Traction, arriving in Oban from Dundee
  • Bruce VXI595, a tri-axle Scania Levante, passing through picturesque Killin on its way from Edinburgh to Fort William
  • West Coast Motors FJ56OBX, a Scania Levante, picks up passengers for Glasgow at Uig from the Calmac ferry Hebrides recently arrived from Lochmaddy on North Uist
  • Bruce VXI696, a tri-axle Scania Levante, on service from Edinbuurgh to Oban at Tyndrum.   Behind is a Stagecoach vehicle on its way from Glasgow to Fort William.


  • Below: Tobermory, Mull; Cuillin Hills, Skye; the majestic Glencoe

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx All photos taken in July 2014.   Click to enlarge photos.


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