Norscot DAF opened for business on 1st November 1982 from premises at Gauchill, Kintore, Aberdeenshire. Founder Directors Bill Borthwick and Raymond Massie both former employees of DAF Trucks traded from this site until December 1987 when due to the successful acquisition of the Leyland and Freight Rover (LDV) franchises, had outgrown the Kintore site and moved to larger premises presently occupied in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. The franchise now known as Leyland DAF continued to prosper and again another five-year milestone for the company saw the acquisition of the truck and van Division of MacRae and Dick in Inverness. This gave better access to a larger customer base in the North of Scotland and secured the territory borders for the future. Bill and Raymond were keen to secure the long-term future of Norscot and to that end negotiated a management buy-in for George Barrack to purchase the total share holding in October 1999. Bill left the company and Raymond stayed on with George to assist in the smooth handover of ownership.
Since George's acquisition in 1999, Norscot has gone from strength to strength taking over George Mutch's DAF Service Dealers in Dundee and Perth further enhancing the Norscot service offering in the North of Scotland.