Where were the Victoria Motorcycle Works? 

Stephen Macklin set out  to locate where they were.



Thank you to Stephen Macklin for this entry which he found in Michael Worthington-Williams’

book entitled “The Scottish Motor Industry” published by Shire Books.


At a later date Bob James discovered this in the same book:-

Royal Scot (1922-24)
Donaldson and Kelso (later Knightswood Motors Limited), Strathcona Drive, Anniesland, Glasgow (later 98 West George Street, Glasgow).
All-Scottish motor-cycle with frames by Victoria and sleeve-valve Barr & Stroud engines.

The  Argyll Motor Company patented the single sleeve-valve engine, subsequently selling a manufacturing licence to Barr & Stroud to produce their "own" single sleeve-valve engine.



Also, Stephen Macklin produced  a  the link to the Friends of Dundee City Archives website where the following entries were found:-


Friends of Dundee City Archives   




Extracts from Motor Registrations  1904 – 1954 for Kinross


Victoria 2 ¾ HP  Reg. No. SV304  First registered to Alexander Dear, Glenfarg. 20/10/1919  No other owner registered up till 1954.


Victoria 2 ¾ HP SV 289 First registered to George Pattie, 11 Suttie Street, Methil, Fife  25/07/1919  No other owner registered up till 1954.


Victoria 3 ½ HP SV187  First registered to James Alexander McLeod, Westerloan, Milnathort  18/05/1914   No other owner registered up till 1954.