Who were the Scottish tractor agents and dealers in 1952?

By 1952 tractors were becoming a more commonplace element of the farming technology on farms. There were also a number of dealer networks to supply the various makes such as those of Fordson and Ferguson.

We have pulled together a list of the main dealers and agents of tractors in 1952. Who was your local dealer? Did they have an impact on the tractors and agricultural implements and machines that were used in an area? How many of the names do you recognise?

Tractor dealers:

Agra Motor & Agricultural Engineers, Quayside, Banff

Alexanders of Edinburgh Ltd, 64 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Caledonian Tractor & Equipment Company Limited, office and works, 1 Rigby Street, Glasgow

Cumming & Dempster, Dee Street, Banchory

John Davidson & Sons (Engineers) Ltd, 23 Main Street, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

James Duncan, Victoria Garage, Maud, Aberdeenshire

Elgin Central Engineers Ltd, Fordson Main Dealers, High Street and Hill Street, Elgin

William Elrick (Aberdeen) Ltd, Fordson agents, 2 Great Northern Road, Aberdeen

Farm Mechanisation Co. Ltd, Ferguson tractor distributors, Ladybank, Fife

Fish Rodger (Tractors) Ltd, 34-36 High Street, Jedburgh

John Fowler & Co. (Leeds), Leeds, diesel crawler tractors, Scottish representative George E. McCaw, 112 Bath Street, Glasgow

James Gordon & Co. (International and David Brown main dealers), New Market Street, Castle Douglas

Lutkins Ltd, 160 Bath Street, Glasgow

Mackay’s Garage & Agricultural Co. Ltd, (Ferguson distributors), Central Garage, Dingwall. Branches: County Garage, Thurso; County Garage, Dornoch

Kenneth McKenzie & Sons (sole David Brown distributors for the North), Evanton, Ross-shire Branches: Conon Bridge; Inverness: 30 King Street

MacNeill Tractors Ltd, 20 Graham Square, Glasgow

Mannofield Motors Ltd, (distributors for counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine for Turner “Yeoman of England” diesel tractors, 571 Great Western Road, Aberdeen

Marshall, Sons & Co. Ltd, Gainsborough, Scottish representative: George E. McCaw, 112 Bath Street, Glasgow

Massey-Harris Limited, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Head office: Barton Dock Road, Manchester

W. & R. Murray (all leading makes), Main Street, Alford, Aberdeenshire

P. S. Nicholson, Elgin

Scottish Tractors (Aberdeen) Ltd, Ellon

Scottish Tractors (Aberdeen) Ltd, Fraserburgh

Scottish Tractors (Huntly) Ltd, Huntly

P. S. Nicholson (Forres) Ltd, Forres

Jack Olding and Co. (Scotland) Ltd, Coronation Works, Coupar Angus, Perthshire

Reekie Engineering Co. Ltd, Ferguson tractor distributors, Arbroath. Branch: Laurencekirk

Robertson & McLaren of Stirling Ltd, (David Brown distributors for Central Scotland), Abbey Road, Stirling

Geo. Sellar & Son Ltd (International main dealers), 30 Great Northern Road, Aberdeen. Branches: Huntly, Perth; works, Alloa

Shearer Bros Ltd (Fordson distributors), Maybank Works, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

J. B. W. Smith Ltd (David Brown & Massey-Harris main agents), Cupar, Fife

Stirling Tractors Ltd, Ferguson tractor distributors, St Ninians, Stirling