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Allan Shipping Line

Anchor Line Ltd

The beginnings of the Anchor Line can be traced back to 1838 when two Glasgow brothers, Nicol and Robert Handyside, established themselves in their home town as shipbrokers and merchants.

ANDERSON, Arthur (1792 Shetland – 1868 London)

Co-founder of Peninsular Steam Navigation Company (P&O). Chairman from 1854 till his death in 1868, at which time P&O had the largest commercial fleet of steamships in the world.

Benbecula Airport

BURRELL, Sir William (1861 – 1951)

An eccentric shipowner and compulsive collector of art and antiques. In 1944 he presented 8000 items to the City of Glasgow which form the Burrell Collection, now housed in Pollock Park. He also gave 42 paintings to Berwick-upon-Tweed Art Gallery.


Caledonian Railway Company

Established in Scotland in the 1830s.

Campbeltown Airport

Clyde Shipping Company

Established 1815, Glasgow. Purchased paddle steamers “Industry” and “Trusty” making it one of the first steamboat companies in the UK. Coastal services between UK and Irish ports.

Clyde Turbine Steamers.


Cumbernauld Airport

Dundee Airport

Edinburgh Airport

Elder Dempster

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Taken into public ownership by the Scottish Government in October 2013.

Guide to railway records

The National Archives of Scotland.

Hebridean Air Services

Hebridean is headquartered at Cumbernauld airport near Glasgow, but does not offer any services from there. It is the sole service provider between Oban and the islands of Coll, Tiree and Colonsay. It also offer charter services to over 40 airports and airfields in Scotland.

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL)

HIAL is wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers and sponsored by the Scottish Government Transport Directorate. It manages the following airports.

Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Prestwick, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.


Inverness Aiport

Islay Airport

Isle of Barra Airport

Kirkwall Airport, Orkney


Loganair is a Scottish airline headquartered at Glasgow International Airport with scheduled services to the highlands and islands. It also operates on behalf of the Scottish Air Ambulance Service and Royal Mail. It is the UKs oldest airline having been in continuous operation with the same name and call-sign since its inception in 1962. Loganair acquired Suckling Airways in 2011 with headquarter functions moving from Cambridge to Glasgow early in 2014.

P “Paddy” Henderson and Company

Patrick Henderson, was a Glasgow merchant who, with his three brothers, invested in their first boat in the 1830’s. Patrick died in 1841 and the business was continued by his sea captain brother George. In 1848 he took on James Galbraith, a young man of outstanding abilities who quickly expanded the business from merchants to ship owners and managers. In 1854 they started trading to New Zealand, carrying Scottish Emigrants and Royal Mail. As cargo for the return trips was in short supply, in 1860 they started a regular service to Burma. See Albion Shipping Company Ltd.

Paddle Steamers.Info


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