Scottish Motor Traction, or SMT, was originally founded in Edinburgh in 1905. In 1932, Central SMT was founded from a network of services that had been controlled by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway which radiated out from Glasgow into Lanarkshire, and from the services of two further major Lanarkshire bus operators. Nationalised in 1948, Central SMT would become part of the Scottish Bus Group until it was broken up in 1985 under deregulation, becoming Central Scottish Omnibuses. The largest bus operator in central Scotland, Central SMT was responsible for services in and between the towns of East Kilbride, Airdrie, Motherwell, Wishaw and Hamilton. In this profusely illustrated book, bus enthusiast and photographer David Devoy takes a look at the buses of Central SMT.
David Devoy works in the industry for Firstbus in Glasgow. He has been taking bus pictures for around 44 years with a special interest is Scottish Independents old and new.