Serving The Highlands & Islands for Over

40 Years


General Haulage

D.R. Macleod Ltd operate a large fleet of vehicles to carry your everyday goods and pallets throughout the UK in a professional and efficient manner. Whether its one box, a full load, or job requiring multiple loads, we carry a wide variety of goods on a daily basis, if you have a one off job or require deliveries on a regular basis we can help.


We offer logistical support for many well known high street names on a daily basis, ensuring their goods arrive reliably and on time. We operate multiple Daily Services between Stornoway, Inverness, Uist and Glasgow. For smaller deliveries we also operate a fleet of vans from our depots to deliver express consignments and 'last mile' deliveries

Refrigerated Transport

We operate a large fleet of refrigerated vehicles and trailers capable of carrying your goods whether chilled, frozen, ambient or a mix of all three in one multi-temperature load. We are contracted by several of the main national supermarket chains to distribute product to their stores. We also handle delivery of fresh and frozen produce for several national food suppliers.

We are committed to providing a professional and reliable service on which our customers can depend. The company was recognised by the industry when it was awarded the  accolade of 'Scotland’s Top Chilled Distribution Company 2014'.

Specialist Transport

If you have something out of the ordinary to be transported then we are here to help. Our modern fleet includes a variety of vehicles (Articulated Trucks, Rigids, HiAb Crane Lorries, Vans and 4x4's) and trailers (including Stepframe Low Loaders, Curtain Siders, Moving Floors, Bulk Tankers, Bulk Tippers, Extendable Platforms and Car Trailers). This gives us the flexibility to meet the needs of almost anything which can be moved by road. Our team of drivers also have a wealth of experience in the haulage industry to draw upon.

Examples of Specialised loads we carry on a regular basis include:

  • Wind Turbine Components

  • Excavators

  • Quarry Equipment

  • Oil Sector Components

  • Timber House Kits

  • Industrial Generator Units

  • Liquid Bitumen

  • Trawler Nets

  • Compressed Gases

  • Road Bridges



Founded in 1981, the company now operates around 55 large commercial vehicles, plus around 85 trailers, supplemented with smaller vans for local deliveries; and employs over 100 people throughout the Western Isles, Inverness, Skye and Glasgow – making the island-based business a truly nationwide company.

Although our headquarters are in Stornoway and people might associate the lorries just with Stornoway, the larger fleet operates from the mainland depots. Incorporating not only general haulage but distribution on behalf of national supermarkets such as Tesco and the Cooperative throughout the islands from Skye and the Uists into the Islands of Lewis of Harris. 


The vehicles are a moving billboard, highlighting the company's distinctive livery which is a regular sight on the UK roads. Our vehicles are often used for marketing purposes by several truck manufacturers, as well as featuring on a regular basis in trade magazines. Our distinctive livery has even attracted the attention of Corgi diecast models and other model manufacturers to be the subject for several ranges of model vehicle.



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For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 01851 705217 or fill out the following form

Head Office (Stornoway)

D.R. Macleod Ltd

Island Road


Isle of Lewis


Tel: 01851 705217

Fax: 01851 704223


For employment opportunities with D.R. Macleod Ltd, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to:

Get a quote: 01851 705217

D.R. Macleod Ltd

Henderson Road



Tel: 01463 715217

Fax: 01463 715232


D.R. Macleod Ltd



North Uist


Tel: 01876 500 800

Fax: 01876 500 869


D.R. Macleod Ltd

Unit C, Europark

Reema Road



Tel: 0141 773 4467

Fax: 0141 773 2891


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