Buying a tractor in 1959

By 1959 there were a number of key tractor agents throughout Scotland, especially in the eastern arable areas. Here is a list of the main agents – what ones do you recollect? what ones art missing from the list?

Agra Motor & Agricultural Engineers, Quayside, Banff
Alexanders of Edinburgh Ltd, Gardner’s Crescent, Edinburgh
Barclay, Ross & Hutchison Ltd, 67 The green, Aberdeen
A. J. Bowen & Co. Ltd, Harvester House, Markinch, Fife
Harry K. Brown (Motors) Ltd (Fordson distributors for Fife, Kinross, & Clackmannan, Ransome agents), Raith Motor Works, Nicol Street, Kirkcaldy – branches at Cupar, and Dunfermline
Caledonian Tractor & Equipment Co. Ltd, Rigby Street, Glasgow (factory, Tannochside, Uddingston)
Commercial Garage, Turriff
Cumming & Dempster, Dee Street, Banchory
Dalblair Motors Ltd (main Fordson dealers), 44 Dalblair Road, Ayr
John Davidson & Son (Engineers) Ltd, 51-53 High Street, Turriff
James Duncan (Fordson & Ferguson), Methlick, Aberdeenshire
James Duncan, Victoria Garage, Maud, Aberdeenshire
Elgin Central Engineers Ltd, Fordon Main Dealers, High Street and Hill Street, Elgin
Farm Mechanisation Co. Ltd, South Road, Cupar, Fife
George & Jobling, 14-160 Bothwell Street, Glasgow
Mark Goodson Ltd, 34-36 High Street, Jedburgh
James Gordon (Engineers) Ltd, Newmarket Street, Castle Douglas
John Harper & Sons (Blairgowrie) Ltd, 27-29 Perth Street, Blairgowrie
Harper Motor Co. Ltd, Fordson Main dealers, sales dept, 20 Union Glen, Aberdeen
D. McIntosh & Sons (diesel tractor repairs), Errol, Perthshire
Mackay’s Garage & Agricultural Co. Ltd, Central Garage, Dingwall (branches Thurso and Dornoch)
Mcleod & McLean Ltd, (Ferguson dealers), Commercial Road, Lerwick
Macneill Tractor & Equipment Co. Ltd, 20 Graham Square, Glasgow (sales and service dept, 57 Meiklewood Road, Glasgow), and Edward Road, Stirling)
Massey-Harris-Ferguson (manufacturing) Ltd, Kilmarnock. Head office, Barnton Dock Road, Manchester
John M. Millar, Ltd, Callendar Road, Falkirk
Morayshire Tractors Ltd, Nairn Road, Forres
A. T. Mungall Ltd (Fordson main dealers), Forfar
W. & R. Murray (all leading makes), Main Street, Alford, Aberdeenshire
P. S. Nicholson, 215-219 High Street, Elgin
P. S. Nicholson (Forres) Ltd, St Catherine’s Road, Forres
Jack Olding & Co. (Scotland) Ltd, Coronation Works, Coupar ANgus, Perthshire. Also Perth, Bucksburn, Huntly, Mintlaw.
Reekie Engineering Co. Ltd, Ferguson Tractor Distributors, Arbroath
Allan W. reid (Ayr) Ltd (International Harvester), 58 Main Road, Whitletts, Ayr and at Bridgemill, Glenluce
G. Ross & Co. (David Brown distributors), Friockheim, by Arbroath
Neil Ross (Elgin) Ltd, Greyfriars Street, Elgin
Geo. Sellar & Son Ltd, 30 Great Northern Road, Aberdeen. Branches at Huntly and Alloa; works, Alloa
Shearer Brothers Ltd (Fordson distributors), Maybank Works, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
J. B. W. Smith Ltd (Massey-Ferguson main agents), Cupar, Fife
Stirling Tractors Ltd, Ferguson Tractor distributors, St Ninians, Trucks & Pallets (Scotland), Wilson Place, East Kilbride.
The photographs were taken at the Bon Accord Steam Rally, June 2017.