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Lachlan MacKinnon

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Lachlan MacKinnon

Lachlan MacKinnon (b 1871) was General Manager of Glasgow Corporation Transport from 1927 to 1936.

MacKinnon started work with Glasgow Corporation as a clerk in the Cleansing Department, then managed by John Young. When Young set up the new Tramway Department in 1894 he took Lachlan MacKinnon with him. MacKinnon rose through the ranks, becoming Deputy General Manager just after the First World War. He was appointed General Manager in January 1927.

A quietly spoken but determined man, MacKinnon believed that trams were a vital asset for Glasgow and worked hard to improve the service they offered. He understood the importance of good communication and sent out regular yearly newsletters to staff as well as setting up a publicity office to keep customers informed.

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Corporation Tramways, Glasgow Corporation Transport, managers, trams, transport

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