1 February 1979
Volvo Ailsa Mk I (1.5) (Aa B55-10)
Volvo TD70A Diesel
Tayside Regional Council
Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society members(s)
Saved, stored safely and parts sourced for future restoration
This bus represents one of the third and final delivery of Mark I Ailsas to Tayside Regional Council. It is one of fifteen vehicles (WTS256T to WTS270T) delivered in February 1979 although the chassis number suggests that it dates from 1977.
WTS263T had a fairly uneventful working life spending most of its time on Fintry routes 32/33. When the bus was withdrawn by Tayside it passed to a farmer in Newtyle for use as a berry bus. It was replaced by an ex-Strathtay MCW Metrobus in 2006 and was bought by a member of the Society in September 2007.