J Paterson & Sons Ltd is a third-generation family business

Although today, Paterson ATV is best known for supplying, servicing and repairing ATVs, the business was founded in the late 1940s by James Paterson to carry out motorcycle repairs. James, who served in the RAF during WWII, was a keen motorcyclist who raced in a number of competitive events including the prestigious Isle of Man TT. 

His son Michael took over the business in the 1970s when the first All Terrain Vehicles made their debut. He quickly recognised how important these machines would become to farmers and so, J Paterson & Sons diversified from motorcycles to supplying and servicing ATVs.

It was around the same time that our current showroom opened in Bank Square, Dalbeattie.

Today, the business is run by Mark Paterson who, reflecting the core business, has rebranded J Paterson & Sons Limited to Paterson ATV, our new trading name. The business has also recently opened a new branch in Newton Stewart at Unit 5, Holmpark Industrial Estate and become the regions new Polaris Dealer.

Despite the changes over the years, Paterson ATV still offers the same commitment to customers that we have throughout our history which has allowed us to become the top Honda ATV sales and service dealer in the UK and we have recently won Outstanding New Dealer Award for Polaris.

We continue to provide a full sales and service facility to keep your wheels in motion because we understand that your ATVs are a crucial part of your business.

Call us today on 01556 610249 (any time) for more information or drop in and see us at our showroom at Bank Square, Dalbeattie or Unit 5, Holmpark Industrial Estate, Newton Stewart.


Founder James Paterson pictured at the Isle of Man TT in the 1950s
Third generation - grandson Mark Paterson