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13:50 AM on September 8, 2013

Just seen your bus g750 looking very nice, I done many a shift on that vehicle from greenock depot, good memories on burns sqaures etc


12:40 PM on February 8, 2012

Fab website. Fab buses.

Just wish i had the money to buy my own, wish i could drive them hahaha

Joe Deans

12:54 PM on March 9, 2011

What a great memory of happiest working days of my life pre deregulation and have to admit the leopard was the best bus to drive.The auld yins saying its a high step driver dont make them like that anymore

Kenneth D Barclay

7:22 AM on August 11, 2010

darren mckeeman says...

grate site

Thanks for that Darren

darren mckeeman

9:56 AM on July 26, 2010

grate site

Stephen McDonald

3:10 AM on January 12, 2010

Kenny Barclay says...

Many thanks for that stephen, keep in touch and I will let you know next time they will be out and about. Take care Kenny

Ive not had the chance to get back to your comment the pics remind of when i was a 2 year old before arriva took over

Luke Thomson

1:11 PM on December 30, 2009

hi kenny my name is Luke Thomson i am 13 . i was wondering if you need any help with your buses i am a member of gvvt if you need help just email me

robin jenkins

6:05 PM on December 26, 2009

nice to see a wee bit of a bye gone era restored to it former glory ,some partner in crime to drive ur other bus hughie wot a man

bob elsby

9:39 AM on October 31, 2009

your buses are a credit to you kenny

darren mckeeman

6:35 PM on October 6, 2009

what a grate site x

bobby mitchell

1:44 PM on September 27, 2009

excellent site

I worked in the central works [western] nursery ave from 1965 to 1994 and have seen a lot of clydeside buses pass through this workshop [ brought back a lot of memories] thanks

George Watson

1:52 PM on September 11, 2009


What a pleasant surprise finding your Clydeside website and the details of your 2 preseved buses. I am aware of an RM preserved in Clydeside colours although when I last saw it the signwriting and ads were missing. You may be aware that RM652, Rodney, works on heritage service 15 in London - and inside it carries a Great Minds Bus Alike poster. I am currently writing a series of articles about CSOL for publication by the Routemaster Association (RMOOA). This may be the precursor to a book - we'll see. Anyway good luck with your fleet. George Watson

Kenny Barclay

6:16 AM on August 17, 2009

Stephen McDonald says...

Seen your two Clydeside buses at Inchinnan today.Nice to see the both of them in an excellent condition and this also a good website .

Many thanks for that stephen, keep in touch and I will let you know next time they will be out and about. Take care Kenny

Stephen McDonald

1:10 PM on August 16, 2009

Seen your two Clydeside buses at Inchinnan today.Nice to see the both of them in an excellent condition and this also a good website .


1:35 PM on August 9, 2009

Kenny, 50V needs Oban and District livery (Blue and cream)... one day!


6:54 PM on August 4, 2009

Hi Kenny, nice to see them both finnished, glad i helped with G750.

I like the photo you took of my chin whilst i was spraying your flying machine.

All the best, they really are a credit to you.

Say Hi to Ewan & Phillip.

Alex Kerr

4:53 PM on August 1, 2009

Nice to see that bus again, was at johnstone years ago, married jimmy arneill's sister. left to move to england. Miss the routemasters. remember hughie, nice to see your well. You've done us proud and thanks for the letting me remember these good times, keep up the good work.

bus driver

10:47 AM on January 20, 2009

Glad to see M73 saved Kenny, although I'm sure it was an absolute crawler at clydeside, is it better now

Adam Conner

5:02 PM on January 6, 2009

Hi Kenny! Your website really has come on alot since I last looked! Great stuff! As you know, I used to work for Clydeside at Greenock and Johnstone and well remember your buses. Sorry i didnt make it to Lathalmond in 2008. Hopefully be up this year. All the best!


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6:05 PM on October 8, 2008

Kenny, great to see both. Remember GCS 50V well as a Greenock boy and really interested in Clydeside. Let me know when she's on tour again!!!!!!!!!!

derek smith

10:10 AM on August 25, 2008

great page,my father has been a mechanic at the rothesay depot for over 30yrs,i remember the old leopards well and spent saturday and sunday mornings helping to wash and fuel buses,they were in the good old days of western,ive seen arran transport and stagecoach come and go the service is no provided by your old friends west coast motors who have a nice fleet of new but souless buses,i dont think the old man is complaining though,easier maintainance,keep up the great work at bieth,derek

Ian Montgomery

1:28 PM on August 19, 2008

Hi Kenny, good site well done, wee 750 (50)'s lookin great!! Any chance o a shot sometime???? Just to rekindle some memories!!! : ) She'll be in good hands, just ask Hughie Gilmour!!!

Awrabest, Ian : )

colin robertson

1:43 PM on August 18, 2008

I remember this bus when it was used by Western,from the Ayr or Cumnock depot i think?Used to love these buses,and see that Keenan of Ayr have a few old Western buses on their fleet.i remember some of the other old ones too,sadly probably no longer in service.Nice to see some of them on your website.Col

Paul Ogilvie

4:29 PM on July 30, 2008

Dear Kenny,

Just come over your site for the Y type. a friend of mine has a former East Yorks. Leopard and is wondering what type of gearbox oil is required. If you can supply a code will be most helpful.

Many thanks,


John Fraser

10:18 AM on July 9, 2008

Kenny, Excellent website and well done for all your efforts in rescuing and restoring a classic bus. Hope to pay the museum a visit in the near future when it would be good to grab a few minutes of your time if possible?

Kind Regards

John Fraser

john openshaw

3:37 PM on June 16, 2008

The bus looked great at Lathalmound is it still as good a bus to drive. I took it from Dunoon to Ardrishaig great bus to drive, when with West Coast.

Wee Jim

3:25 PM on May 24, 2008


bob lunney

11:11 AM on March 29, 2008

good to see a clydeside leopard being preserved, i was lucky enough to have driven gcs 50v along with many of her sisters, i drove at paisley, inchinnan greenock and johnstone depots!!! i live in yeovil but look 4ward to coming up for a visit soon, i want to see the museum at beith, (i also drove for marbill coaches), keep up the good work guys!!

Wee McGraw

9:38 PM on March 28, 2008

Looks great Kenny

John K. ( Coventry )

6:17 PM on March 24, 2008

I think this is a great bus that you have preserved here and i want to wish you the very best of luck, with its restoration and preservation ! The finished result, will most certainly bring back alot of memories for many Scottish Bus Enthusiasts and also for the Ex-Western Scottish employees, who had the pleasure of driving it !


8:21 AM on August 20, 2007

Hi Kenny i was a Driver, Inspector and Manager for Clydeside at Inchinnan depot and the Greenock Depot at the old Pottery street site (demolished i hear, I am now Operations Director for Nippy Bus ltd in Somerset and am trying to source a Leopard to restore back to clydeside scottish livery do you know of any good examples for sale ?

All the best


Graeme Dunlop

3:11 PM on August 2, 2007

Hi Kenny, nice to see JL50 preserved. Growing up in Kilmarnock, I was a regular traveller in Western's ubiquitous Leopards. It's a great shame that you aren't painting it into Western red/cream livery, it was a Western after all, but hey at least Clydeside colours are better than having it face the scrap man. Good luck.

John Hastie

9:01 AM on July 25, 2007

I was a ex-driver form Clydeside scottish days, i always liked the leopard it was a joy to drive, you have a good example of one.

Do you know if they are any left for sale?


11:03 AM on June 19, 2007

Hi Kenny great site I loved the run on Sunday it was great what an excellent bus.

Stuart Livingstone

5:19 PM on June 18, 2007

I was on GCS35V in March from Lochgilphead to Ardrishaig and I have to say its the nicest bus I have travelled on. About 2 or 3 weeks ago I went on its replacement Dennis Dart J70WCM and I do not like the Dart with its ugly Plaxton Pointer body and the black plastic seats.


12:59 PM on June 15, 2007

Hello, great site mate! 8)

Donald Scott1

1:46 AM on June 13, 2007

Congratulations on getting a fantastic bus Kenny, the drive to Kilmarnock on Sunday was fantastic! Really looking forward to this coming Sunday.

Kiki Barclay

11:16 PM on June 5, 2007

Hey Bruv in Law :) this is looking good. As a female I have to admit id know nothing about buses...well maybe a wee bit being the daughter of a bus driver. My dad is going to LOVE this so you best be ready to show him and have a chat with him...maybe we can bring him and see them somtime. I shall send the link to him lol may take a while to get him to read it. Ill look forward to my first drive :) yeah yeah need to get the license first.

Andy McBay

4:27 PM on June 5, 2007

Looking good cousin!!! Can't wait for my first drive in it! LOL

Paul Rankin

8:37 PM on May 31, 2007

well done in buying these buses,western is my local bus service and i loved these buses,id love to drive one of these,if only i had the cash!

Iain Miller

10:41 AM on May 29, 2007

Thats the biggest C5 I've ever seen

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