Fife Scottish was established in the 1960s as part of the Scottish Bus Group, a state-owned company which operated bus services throughout Scotland. It operated buses throughout the Kingdom of Fife, serving towns such as Dunfermline, St Andrews, Glenrothes, Leven and Kirkcaldy, and did this with great success until privatisation came in the early 1990s. In this book, Walter Burt, himself a bus driver based in Fife, takes us through the different buses used in the Kingdom, starting in 1960 just before the Scottish Bus Group took over services and finishing just after privatisation, when Fife became part of the Stagecoach Group.
Walter was born in Dunfermline on April 1962. He is a Fitter/Turner to trade having spent 14 years in Rosyth Dockyard. He also worked in the signalling centre at Waverley Station in Edinburgh as a Train Performance Clerk and within the main station as a Station Officer. He has been driving buses with Stagecoach Fife for 16 years working from Dunfermline depot. He is the owner of Fife's last Y-type Leyland Leopard FPE189, which is undergoing restoration. He is married and has two children.