Fraser Egan was recently awarded his long service medal by Kevin Sargant, Leiths Operations Manager, at our Leiths Highland Lime Quarry in Fort William.
Fraser joined Highland Lime, then operated by Howie Minerals Ltd, in November 1983 as a Weighbridge Operator. He soon discovered the role was much more, encompassing most of the administrative work as well.
Fraser had a break from Howie Minerals in September 1991, but was persuaded to return in June 1993 by the family who owned Howie Minerals.
Fraser, left, being presented with his award by Kavin Sargant, Leiths Operations Manager
Leiths took over the Howie Minerals group in 2007. The incumbent Quarry Manager retired and Fraser was appointed in this new position which he held until September 2014. Aged 68, Fraser decided to step back, and become an RMC Driver in the quarry.
Through his long career with Highland Lime, Fraser was part of the significant changes which saw the company grow from routine sales of roadstone through to a multifaceted operation supplying Limestone rock products, Milled limestone products, Quartzite rock products, Sand & Gravel, and Ready Mix Concrete.
Fraser spends much of his leisure time playing bass guitar in a band known by various names such as Buckboards and the Imperial Showband. Amongst other venues, the band has performed at the Douglas Hotel Ballroom in Aberdeen, and they also recorded an album at Craighall Studio, Edinburgh.
Fraser is married to Norma, who runs their B&B business in Fort William. They have a daughter Lindsay who works as a research scientist.