But there is a third mode of public transport in this picture and it lies, half hidden against the trees behind the bus depot buildings. Demolished in 1956 it represents yet another noble British (Scottish?) failure.
The delightful depot is no more (having been closed in 1987 as an "economy measure"), now merely a "blasted heath", a brown field site, awaiting some glass and concrete monstrosity to further overwhelm the former rural Milngavie Road between Hillfoot and "Davy's Mill"
Part 3 will reveal all.
Next blog : due Wednesday August 24th