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As you might have seen on our timeline, on 15th May 1961, the W. Alexander & Sons bus company, which had stretched from Glasgow to Fife, Aberdeen and Inverness, was split into three. From this, W. Alexander & Sons (Fife) was born. Over time these operations became known as Fife Scottish, and were eventually sold to Stagecoach Group in 1991.
To give you a feel for the vehicles operated at various times in our shared history, we've compiled some historic fleetlists which include the size of the fleet, the age of the vehicles and the respective size of the depots operating. We've also added a special blog post about the importance of fleetlists as a historical record, if you'd like to learn more.
On a fleetlist, each vehicle has its own special number, known as a fleet number. This system has also changed a fair bit since the days of W. Alexander & Sons! You can read more about historical fleet numbering on our blog too.
Our historic fleetlists are drawn together from a number of sources including company archives, personal collections and enthusiast publications (including the PSV Circle) dating back to the 1960s and 1970s. It is with thanks to all those both within and outside the company that we are able to draw together this fascinating look into 60 years of operation.
View our historic and current fleetlists.