Lochs Motors takes new Panther for Isle of Lewis

Lochs Motor Transport, based on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, has introduced a new Plaxton Panther to its growing fleet. The 12.6m 53-seat coach has gone into service on its NL1 route in the north of the island.

The Panther has wood-effect flooring, automatic dimming lights in the saloon, gangway LED lighting, recliner seats with three-point belts, radio and DVD, PA system, eight-camera CCTV, GPS tracking, alloy wheels and a PLS lift at the front entrance.

“The new Panther will operate on service routes, school contracts, tours and private hires,” says director Roddy MacDonald, who runs the business with his sister Ann Smith. “It will also augment the sightseeing excursions we provide for cruise ship passengers arriving in Stornoway, who are keen to tour the Western Isles and the North of Scotland.

“Our relationship with Plaxton goes back many years and their vehicles dominate our fleet. The great thing about the Panther is its flexibility. It has an outstanding track record and exemplifies everything we are trying to achieve in terms of providing stylish, quality vehicles that consistently perform well, and have both driver and passenger appeal.”