An attractive little town roughly 16 miles west of Glasgow city centre is home to one of the big players in the global car industry.
Bridge of Weir Leather, one of four companies in the Renfrewshire-based Scottish Leather Group, has recently been named a 2018 Queen’s Award winner for International Trade, in recognition of its “outstanding short-term growth [a reported 74%] in overseas sales during the last three years”.
It’s a major honour, but also one that Bridge of Weir Leather is quite familiar with. This is its fifth such award, the others having been made in 1985, 1996, 2000 and 2012.
The company can trace its roots back to 1758, but in its current form it started trading in 1905. Shortly after that, it became an automotive supplier, the type of business for which it is possibly best known today.
Here we take a look at some of the many cars whose interiors have been enhanced by Bridge of Weir Leather over more than a century.