The Aberdeen & District Transport Preservation Trust was created in 2006 by a group of public transport professionals to ensure that representative examples of the local public transport vehicles which served the North East are available for future generations to appreciate. As much as possible, vehicles in the Trust’s care are returned to running condition and are presented to the public at a variety of exhibitions in Aberdeen City and Shire as well as further afield.
The Trust has premises alongside the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, Aberdeenshire, where the buses in the Trust’s care are housed, rebuilt and maintained. Through Grampian Transport Museum, the Trust’s Collection Centre at Alford is open to the public on a limited basis, but arrangements can also be made for private viewing. The Trust also works closely with the First Group Heritage Trust, housing some of their collection of historic Aberdeen Corporation/Grampian Transport buses.