Stagecoach North Scotland
Stagecoach was successful in acquiring Northern Scottish Omnibuses Ltd (in March 1991)
May 2008, Stagecoach were in talks with the possible sale of Rapsons and it was rumored for a while until on May 16, 2008, it was finally announced that the long anticipated purchase of Highland Country Buses (and Orkney Coaches Ltd) by Stagecoach Group had been finalised and that Stagecoach had consolidated its position in the north of Scotland and swelled Stagecoach's north of Scotland fleet to 370 vehicles, covering Britain from Cornwall to Orkney with the Seafield Road depot closing. The takeover was finally complete in 2009 and all operations are now part of the Stagecoach Group.
April 2011 the operations at Inverness & Easter Ross were transferred to the Highland Country operating licence from the Bluebird Buses licence.