Lochside Garages has been operating from its current site as a Vauxhall-Bedford dealer since after the 2nd world war. In 1969 it was acquired from the Scottish Co-operative society by Des Dolan. Des ran the business for several years selling Vauxhall cars and Bedford trucks and ran a workshop carrying out servicing and repairs. Des son Jim Dolan joined him in the business also selling cars and trucks and was the managing director until June 2017 when his son Des jnr took over the managing director role after 15 years in the car sales department.
The business was run from a single car showroom up untill 1995 when a major redevelopment of the site was undertaken. This added a new six car showroom with modern offices and the addition of Masterfit, Vauxhalls no appointment service department. It was also around this time that Lochside became a Network Q dealer. (Vauxhalls award winning used car scheme). All of these changes were overseen by Malcolm Marshall who has been sales manager at Lochside since 1992.
As a family run business with such long serving members of staff, you can be assured of professional service with a personal touch.