The company was formed in 1964 by James Donald Bilsland (Snr), and operated just one lorry delivering tractor diesel and vaporising oil to local farmers. At this point in time the Company was a distributor for Petrofina. James Bilsland (Snr) passed away in 1985, and his only son, also James Donald Bilsland, took the reins and it is still very much a family business to this day operating in the same yard overlooking the Campsie Hills. After leaving Petrofina, James D Bilsland Ltd remained an independent distributor, before becoming one of the main distributors for Phillips Petroleum, which then went on to become Petroplus. After their demise, James D Bilsland Ltd once again became and independent distributor.
From their being just two lorries in 1985 the company has expanded and now operates a wide range of vehicles, including 2 tipper vehicles to do Bulk blown Wood Pellet deliveries and 1 for Wood Chip deliveries.
What our customers say
I would like to pass on my thanks to all concerned in getting my heating oil delivered so quickly, I arrived back from my extended trip to Spain on Thursday evening, and had a shock on checking the oil level Friday morning, finding it virtually empty and had to prop the tank up at one end in order for the little oil left to flow to the outlet, miraculously after closing most rads off it lasted !!!!!, due to your very speedy delivery today,