The Albion Motor Car Co Ltd was founded in 1899 and had its factory in South Street in Scotstoun. It was renamed Albion Motors in 1930, was taken over by Leyland Motors in 1951, later became Leyland DAF in 1987 and following a management buyout in 1993, renamed itself Albion Automotive before being bought by its current owners, the American Axle Manufacturing Company in 1998.
The factory used to be on both sides of South street but only the southern section still remains, the photo below was borrowed from the current owners website, so apologies for the low resolution, has any one got a better one from perhaps a Waverly trip?
Originally set up as a car manufacturer, it was decided in 1909 to focus on commercial vehicles and they went on to produce large numbers of successful designs of trucks and buses which are what they are best remembered for. In 1980 there was a complete change of direction and since then only automotive components, such as rear axles, have been produced.
I suspect the plate above is from a hidden diesel engine radiator or stationary engine and would not normally have been on display. The more commonly seen emblem is the elaborate red sunrise radiator badge, an example of which is shown below and which was on a light truck on display in the old transport museum. Also shown below is the black badge from the same truck and a similar blue one. The blue one went for a small fortune recently on ebay and was from the earliest phase of the company.
The photo below is a relative who had a haulage business in Aberdeenshire (Kelman Turiff) between the wars and was obviously proud to buy Scottish. (or being an Aberdonian, pleased that he had saved the delivery charge by being able to pick it up from the factory when he was down visting his Glasgow relatives!)
On a musical slant, I’m told by Wikipedia that Mark Knopfler's, "Border Reiver", the first track on the 2009 album, "Get Lucky", contains direct references to "My Scotstoun lassie", "She's an Albion" and "Sure as the Sunrise". I’m sure someone can confirm this.