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Papa Westray Airport

Railway companies in Scotland to 1948

National Archives of Scotland.

Scottish Early Railways


Shaw Savill Line

Stornoway Airport

Sumburgh Airport, Shetland

The Albion Shipping Company

In 1860 P Henderson & Company of Glasgow were trading with Burma, but business was expanding at such a fast rate that  new capital was required. New partners brought in and  the Albion Shipping Company was formed as ship owners with their vessels managed by Henderson. Albion became the dominant British company in the New Zealand trade and held the Royal Mail contract. The Suez Canal opened in 1869, making coal more economic on the Burma run, and in 1870 Henderson started a steamboat service between Glasgow, Liverpool and Burma. In 1874 the British & Burmese Steam Navigation Company Ltd was formed.

The British and Burmese Steam Navigation Co Ltd

The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company

The Ships List

An interesting website covering Scottish and many other shipping companies, their vessels and other interesting facts.

Tiree Airport

Westray Airport

Wick John O’Groats Airport

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress