The Lanarkshire Bus Hire Company History



MacPhails Coaches has a proud family heritage going back to the early 1920s and we are delighted to let you have a look at our fleet from those early days through to a sample of our current modern fleet of coaches.

MacPhails Coaches originated in the early 1920s when David MacPhail operated his fleet from Newarthill on both scheduled service work and local transfers. 




Built on a strong foundation, based on honesty, reliability, high quality and attention to customer needs, these same principles have assisted MacPhails to maintain our place as a credible operator through the generations.

the 1960's and 1970's


Indeed the firm now is in its third generation from  Scott, who with his wife Elizabeth provided great service to the local community until retiring in the late 1980s when David and his brother Henry continued the strong beliefs in customer deliver that delivered success for the firm.

70 years of coach tours


A nostalgic journey through seven decades of coach travel, featuring various destinations and adventures. The video quality may not be perfect, but it captures the priceless memories and historical moments that are hard to replicate..



Into the new millennium David opted for retirement and handed the reins onto his son Martin, who worked on with Henry until his retirement in 2004.

This junction also oversaw the business move premises to Salsburgh, where the firm operates from today.

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