Here are the County maps for the fleets, there is a list of aircraft from BCal and Caledonian that carried the County name being described and a short history of each county. Some names were used multiple times on DC-6B's, DC-7C's, Britannia's and Boeing 707's over the years between 1963 and 1984.
Three aircraft types was the maximum use for any name; though some names appeared on four different aircraft)
The Scottish Locations of BCal's Aircraft Counties
Aberdeenshire was a county in the north east of Scotland. The county also included the burghs of Aberdeen, Ballater, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Inverurie, Kintore, Old Aberdeen, Old Meldrum, Peterhead, Rosehearty, Turriff, and Woodside.
Aberdeenshire occupies most of the North East shoulder of Scotland and it has a rich maritime history. Until the discovery of North Sea Oil, the main industries of the county were agriculture, forestry and fishing. The area's main city is Aberdeen, known the world over as the Granite City for the distinctive grey stone of its buildings; it is also Scotlandís third city.
Angus is an ancient administrative area, it was also known as Forfarshire before 1928, and occupies land to the north of the Tay Estuary. Its county town was Forfar, although Dundee was its largest town. Agriculture and fishing were its major industries in the rural areas. Dundee owed its development in the mid-19th Century to jute shipped from the Indian sub-continent. This was spun and converted into sacking, horse blankets, sails and other canvas goods. This resulted in Dundee being referred to as "Juteopolis".
Shipbuilding was also a major industry, its most famous ship being RRS Discovery for Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition. Other towns in its boundary include Kirriemuir, Montrose and Arbroath; where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1320.
Argyll was a maritime and highland county it was also the second largest Scottish county. It stretches 115 miles north to south down the west coast of Scotland. It included over 100 islands including the inhabited islands of Carna, Coll, Colonsay, Danna, Davaar, Dhuheartach, Easdale, Gigha, Gometra, Inch Kenneth, Innischonan, Iona, Islay, Jura, Kerrera, Lismore, Luing, Mull, Oronsay, Orsay, Sanda, Seil, Shuna, Tiree, and Ulva.
Argyll's county town is Lochgilphead, other important towns being Dunoon, Oban, Campbeltown, Inveraray (the traditional home of the Dukes of Argyll) and Tobermory.
Ayrshire was the largest county in the south / south west of Scotland. The main industries in the 19th Century were agriculture, coal mining and textiles. Kilmarnock is the largest town in Ayrshire. The island of Arran itself is known as Scotland in Miniature, thanks to its stunning variety of landscapes.
Scotland's most famous writer, Robert Burns, was born in the Ayrshire village of Alloway and spent most of his short life in the County. But he wasn't the only towering figure to come from Ayrshire and Arran. Robert the Bruce and - so legend has it - William Wallace both hail from this corner of Scotland.
Caithness was a large county in the extreme North East of the Scottish mainland. It is fringed by the Pentland Firth to the North, the North Sea to the East, and the Moray Firth to the South and Sutherland to the West. The county town was Wick with the only other town of any size being Thurso.
Caithness is in an area known as The Highlands; stronghold of the clans, the area is steeped in the myths and legends of Gaelic culture. Large in geography, momentous in scale, the Highlands are home to majestic mountains, deep glens and rugged coastlines.
Fife occupies the fertile land between the banks of the Tay and Forth rivers, the ancient Kingdom of Fife has played a pivotal role in Scotland's history. St Andrews, famous today as the home of golf, was a major religious and academic centre from the middle ages onwards. Although most of the County was dependent on agriculture in the 19th Century, the coastal towns and villages were heavily involved in fishing.
The principal town is Dunfermline where the body of Robert the Bruce is buried, and the palace that was called home by Mary, Queen of Scots. It was famous for its damask linen industry and for the fact that the benefactor, Andrew Carnegie, was born here.
Inverness-shire is Scotland's largest county, stretching from the Moray Firth down the Great Glen to Fort William then north-west. The Isle of Skye, and most of what are now designated the Western Isles, Barra, Canna, Eigg, Harris (but not Lewis), Muck, North Uist, Raasay, Rum, St. Kilda, Skye, and South Uist, also fall within the County. It includes Ben Nevis, Loch Ness and the River Spey. The western coast is heavily indented with sea lochs.
Inverness was the county town and it is now the administrative capital for the modern Highland Region. Close to Inverness lies Culloden the site of the last battle on British soil where the Jacobite Army under Prince Charles Edward Stuart was defeated by the Hanoverian Army led by the Duke of Cumberland.
Lanarkshire was the most populous county of Scotland. Hamilton was the county town before many of it's burghs, along with other parts of the county, were absorbed by the City of Glasgow in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Glasgow itself became known as the second city of the Empire, largely as a result of its transatlantic trade involving cotton, sugar and tobacco.
David Livingstone, the explorer, was born in Blantyre, Lanarkshire.
The County of Midlothian, more commonly referred to in the 19th Century as Edinburghshire. It included the burghs of Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Lasswade, Loanhead, Musselburgh, Penicuick, Portobello and Leith; the main port of Edinburgh.
Apart from fishing and agriculture, the main industries were coal mining, papermaking and, in Edinburgh, publishing and brewing.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, home to the first Scottish Parliament in 300 years, and regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful cities.
Perthshire is the heart of Scotland - and it has often been at the very heart of Scottish history. At Scone Palace, the country's ancient kings and queens were crowned upon the Stone of Destiny, while at Loch Leven on Perthshire's southern border; Mary Queen of Scots spent a long year in captivity.
Perthshire is also an incredibly fertile land and fruit growing continues to be a major occupation in this area,
The Duke of Atholl has his ancestral home in Blair Castle.
Renfrewshire was a county in the west of Scotland, bounded on the north by the Clyde and Dunbartonshire, on the north-east by Glasgow, on the east by Lanarkshire, on the south-west by Ayrshire and west by the Firth of Clyde.
It also included the burghs of Barrhead, Crosshill, Gourock, Greenock, Johnstone, Paisley, Port Glasgow and Renfrew.
The largest town was Paisley which became famous throughout the world for its "Paisley" patterns. Its production of cotton thread in the late 19th Century was the largest in the world.
The County of Stirling (or 'Stirlingshire') was a county in central Scotland; bounded by five other counties. Part of Loch Lomond fell within its borders and its county town was Stirling, although Falkirk was its largest town.
Apart from agriculture, a major industry was coal mining and more recently, oil refining (at Grangemouth).
Stirling, dominated by its ancient castle, was a much favoured royal residence, its fertile lands home to both William 'Braveheart' Wallace and King Robert the Bruce
Sutherland is one of the largest, yet most sparsely populated, counties in Scotland. It was under Norse rule until the 12th Century when it was claimed over to Scotland by William The Lion. Dornoch is its largest town, although Golspie was its County Town until it became part of the Highland Region.
The county is closely associated with the infamous Highland Clearances largely because of the actions of Patrick Sellar, factor to Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland. Dunrobin, the fortress home of the Dukes of Sutherland, is on the outskirts of Golspie.
County of Aberdeen (Britannia G-AOVJ)
County of Angus (DC-6 G-ASRZ, Britannia G-AOVH, B707 G-AWTK and G-AWWD)
County of Argyll (Britannia G-AOVI, Boeing 707 G-AWWD and G-AYEX)
County of Ayr (DC-7 G-ASHL, B707 G-AVTW and G-AZJM)
County of Caithness (Boeing 707 G-AXRS)
County of Fife (Britannia G-AOVA and B707 G-BDSJ)
County of Lanark (DC-7 G-ASID and B707 G-AZRO and G-BCLZ)
County of Inverness (Britannia G-ATNZ and B707 G-BAWP and G-BDEA)
County of Midlothian (DC-6 G-ASTS, DC-7 G-ASIV and Britannia G-ATMA)
County of Perth (DC-7 G-AOIE, Britannia G-ASTF, B707 G-AYEX and G-AZPW)
County of Renfew (B707 G-AYZZ, G-BCAL and G-BDCN)
County of Stirling (B707 G-AZTC)
County of Sutherland (B707 G-AYSI)