West Coast expands in Bowman's purchase

West Coast expands in Bowman's purchase West Coast expands in Bowman's purchase
West Coast Motors is purchasing Bowman’s Tours, the Mull-based bus and coach operator. Bowman's runs 10 vehicles and the acquisition takes the West Coast group fleet to 161 vehicles operated from seven depots. West Coast managing director Colin Craig says: “Bowman’s has played an important role in tourism on the Isle of Mull since the mid-1950s by providing visitors with the opportunity to tour the island as well as neighbouring Iona and Staffa, and we are looking forward to continuing this role through building on their success with the newly-established Mull Coach Tours brand as part of our company.

“The acquisition of Bowman’s Tours is an exciting development for our company and the main focus in coming months will be on highlighting to potential visitors just what world-class destinations Mull, Iona and Staffa are with their unique blend of cultural heritage, natural beauty and abundant wildlife.”

Jim Bowman, managing director of Bowman’s Tours, adds: “Handing over ownership of a family-owned business that has been in the family for many years has been made less difficult by the knowledge that West Coast Motors, another family-owned business, is the ideal company to carry on what we have strived to achieve. As well as transferring our staff over to their company, their plans include improving what we currently offer through investment and linking in with their own services.”


Photo: West Coast managing director Colin Craig.