Britain By Car - A Motoring History

George Johnston

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The birthplace & original family home of George Johnston, founder of the Mo-Car Syndicate, Arrol-Johnston, & the All-British Car Company.

Location
Main Street, West Linton, Peebleshire.

Date
1855 – 1861.  

Commentary
George Johnston, the son of a United Presbyterian minister was born in West Linton on 3rd August 1855.

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In later life he became a prominent engineer and, living in Springburn near Glasgow, built Scotland’s first motor car.

Other locations   
Camlachie, Strathclyde
Paisley, Strathclyde
Springburn, Strathclyde   


Main Street, West Linton, Peebleshire.

The family home of George Johnston, founder of the Mo-Car Syndicate, Arrol-Johnston, & the All-British Car Company.