Shiel Buses, a local family owned business that has been operating in the Scottish Highlands for the past 40 years has added an Enviro200 from Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) to its growing fleet of bus and coach services operating throughout West Lochaber.
The new single deck is a 9.7m 34-seat model powered by a Cummins four-cylinder engine and Allison transmission. It has leather seats, safety belts, CCTV cameras, wood effect flooring, USB portals at every seat and will support operations on the company’s extensive range of route and school services running between Fort William and the Mallaig, Morvern and Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
Company Director David McGillivray commented: “We have steadily grown our reputation over the years, secured more routes and contract services, and progressively expanded our fleet. We are now an established part of the transport landscape in the Scottish Highlands but to stay in that position we need to remain focused, provide quality services and take nothing for granted.
“It is important too that we build on working relationships, such as the one we enjoy with ADL. The Enviro200 is an exceptional vehicle that combines style with comfort and performance. It also handles well on the road, which is a critical factor, particularly in an environment where road and weather conditions can change rapidly.”
Shiel Buses is based in Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, an area often referred to as the “outdoor capital of the UK” and is a huge attraction to walkers, climbers and train enthusiasts who flock every year to journey on the famous Jacobite steam train to Glenfinnan and Mallaig.