1960 – Present
The 1960s saw far reaching changes in passenger transport as more people could afford to buy mass-produced cars. Rural branch railway lines closed and bus services off the trunk roads began to depend on small local companies – in Aberchirder, William Webster (Badger) and Hans Hardie.
Mass motoring has meant that buses cannot carry enough passengers to make services viable, So families without access to private transport find it hard to access leisure, shops and services such as hospitals.
In the 1960s Foggie became the base for a national freight transport firm when MacLennan Transport was established. The business was later sold on but the name lived on into the 21st Century in the Grampian MacLennans distribution company.