Vintage bus shelters enjoy new lease of life

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8 Apr 2015 - 14:18

VINTAGE bus shelters formerly located at Dunoon ferry terminal are now enjoying a new lease of life – as exhibits in two Scottish bus museums.

Argyll and Bute Council has donated two of the shelters to the Glasgow Bus Museum in Bridgeton and the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond, Dunfermline. 

The style of shelter was originally manufactured by a Scottish company, the Lion Foundry of Kirkintilloch, to their design ‘Bus Queue Shelter No. 2’.  The Lion Foundry was also responsible for the iconic and much-sought-after ‘K6’ type telephone box – a number of examples of which can still be found across Argyll and Bute.

Although two of the Dunoon shelters will now be enjoyed by bus enthusiasts at the museums, the last surviving example of this vintage shelter is still in everyday use in Cowal – at Graham’s Point, Kilmun.

surviving shelter at Graham’s Point, Kilmun

More information about the work of the Lion Foundry can be found at the following website: