Garage is best in Scotland

Uddingston garage W Livingstone Ltd is Scotland's garage of the year
Uddingston garage W Livingstone Ltd is Scotland's garage of the year

An Uddingston car dealer with an excellent track record for winning awards is celebrating again after being named as Scotland’s best franchised garage for the third time.

Family run business W Livingstone Ltd, which notched up 50 years of trading in 2011 and is based in New Edinburgh Road is celebrating a hat-trick of Motor Codes ‘Garage of the Year’ competition awards.

They were also been crowned Scottish champion in 2013 and in 2011, when the Motor Codes competition was called Golden Garages.

Managing director Robin Livingstone, the third generation of his family to run W Livingstone Ltd, enthused: “This is fantastic news, especially as it’s the third time we’ve been named Scottish winner.

“We have a great bunch of highly motivated staff whose main priority is always to provide the best possible customer experience.

“Our customers have rewarded us by voting in great numbers with some really fantastic comments. Reading them made me so proud of everything that we have achieved over the last 53 years and has motivated all of us to keep delivering the great service that our customers deserve.”

News of the ‘Garage of the Year’ accolade has been warmly welcomed by staff at the dealership, which is Scotland’s longest established SEAT dealership.

Motor Codes is the government-backed, self-regulatory body for the motor industry. Its voluntary membership of thousands of garages is committed to maintaining high standards throughout the new car sales process, administration of new car warranties and car service and repair.

The Motor Codes ‘top 20’ Garage of the Year winners are made up of 10 franchised main dealers and 10 independent garages, as nominated by customers of its 8,000-strong garage network.

Garages which made the shortlist topped their regions following a month-long competition.