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Over 65 years providing
the perfect blend of
quality and service

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our mission at Carntyne is to become the most trusted third-party logistics company for our customers.

We aim to do this by delivering goods and services in the cleanest, safest, and most sustainable manner.



We value our long-term partnerships with our employees, customers, and partners, working closely together to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for today and for the future.


Our people have been at the heart of our business since 1957. Their passion, dedication and experience help us deliver the perfect blend of quality and service to our customers every day. We strive to ensure they feel valued and part of our inclusive culture.


Our tagline ‘Driving Towards Safety’ promotes our positive safety culture, ensuring our people arrive to a safe working environment each day and go home safe each night. Our Health and Safety leadership team use collaborative communication and training to ensure our teams are consistently driving towards safety.


We value sustainability and the protection of our environment. Therefore, we have pledged to be Net Zero by 2040 through implementing decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement and neutralising any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets.

Carntyne’s vision is to drive ourselves, our customers, and our community forward.

This vision will be met through our dedicated, empowered team of employees using the most advanced and sustainable solutions.

Our History

Founded in 1957 by John Hadden, follow our journey below.


Carntyne was purchased by the Russell family in 1972 and ran a mixture of two and three axle tipper vehicles from the East end of Glasgow. The company serviced local Iron and Steel works by removing blast furnace slag for use in road construction. Given the demise of the Clyde Iron Works in 1974, John Russell decided to expand operations into the distilling industry and purchased a Crown Locked Van approved for use by Customs and Excise. The vehicle was put to work for the Scottish Grain Distillers in Edinburgh, now part of Diageo plc.


4 stainless steel tankers were purchased in the early 80's to transfer quantities of bulk spirit from distillery to cask. Steady development of business through distilling and brewery customers led to a fleet of approximately 25 vehicles and 80 trailers by the mid-late 80's. At the time, the work was undertaken for the Distillers Company Ltd, renamed United Distillers and now Diageo.


In 1994, Carntyne Transport strengthened its operations with the acquisition of local transport company, McKechnie Motors Ltd of Girvan, Ayrshire.


In 2002, Carntyne Transport further strengthened its offering with the purchase of Tomatin based transport company W&F Kelly Ltd.


Carntyne has now expanded its offerings to wider bulk services including chemical, fuel oil and powder, as well as on-site logistics and cask storage. With 60 years' experience in the transport industry, a comprehensive vehicle, tanker and trailer fleet, together with a dedicated and experienced team of employees, we are focused on delivering the perfect blend of quality and service to our customers.

Evolution and Growth

Our company has grown and evolved since 1957 and now as a leading third-party logistics provider we have:

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Years In Operation
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