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Duncan Ogilvie with the restored Model T and one of the new fleet of Transits

HISTORY is being made in Scotland this week – and that’s not the devolution decision but the return of an landmark vehicle to the roads around Stirling.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Ogilvie Group, the Stirling-based business has undertaken an extensive restoration of a 1912 Ford Model T pick-up truck.

The Ogilvie Group has been steered by three generation of the Ogilvie family and the pick-up was driven by current chief executive Duncan Ogilvie’s grandfather, also called Duncan, when he launched the business and was a Motherwell FC player.

Ogilvie Group’s Jim Penman sourced the parts and undertook the restoration work over two years to bring it back to its former glory.

The project’s completion also marks a milestone with Ford and the order of 40 new Transit Custom models to replenish its fleet and one of the new vehicles displays the company’s original amber and claret livery, the organisation’s corporate identity until the 1980s, which also reflects its Motherwell links.

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