Vintage Collection

As a complete contrast to our fleet of modern specialist tankers, we also have a collection of over 50 vintage vehicles.

The collection was started in 1969 when our founder, William Nicol, bought a Clayton Shuttleworth steam traction engine. Over the years he, and his son Bruce, added to the collection and today we have over 50 vintage lorries, traction engines, steam rollers, classic cars and motorbikes – and the collection continues to grow.

A recent acquisition is a 1930s Ford Model T truck which had been hidden away in a barn in France for over 60 years.

Many of the vehicles are housed in a two-storey building next to our offices in Portlethen and they are lovingly cared for by a group of volunteers from all walks of life, including some of our drivers and staff.

We take them to steam and vintage fairs throughout the country where they are enjoyed each year by thousands of people. And they play an important part in raising money for the charities which our company supports.

You can see some of the vehicles in the gallery section.