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Kishorn Port and Dry Dock Masterplan Expansion

Kishorn Port and Dry Dock Masterplan Expansion

KPL has been recognised for its potential to support future offshore wind development building which will see the creation of additional laydown land, a new deep-water quay and an extended dry dock facility.
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Leiths donate 10 tonnes of Quarry Dust to the Tigh Na Drochaid Garden Revamp Project in Portree

Leiths donate 10 tonnes of Quarry Dust to the Tigh Na Drochaid Garden Revamp Project in Portree

A donation of quarry dust was provided for the footpaths at the Alzheimer Scotland Tigh Na Drochaid Centre on the Isle of Skye.
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BBC Top Gear visit Midlairgs Quarry to shoot for the popular TV Show

BBC Top Gear visit Midlairgs Quarry to shoot for the popular TV Show

Featuring three off-road vehicles, the Top Gear presenters completed a quarry race ‘tagging flags’ as they went around the terrain.
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Leiths team up with Breedon to form the Joint Venture company – Northern Quarry Products (NQP) Ltd

Leiths team up with Breedon to form the Joint Venture company – Northern Quarry Products (NQP) Ltd

NQP was formed to tender for the concrete supply package to the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project (AHEP).
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Secure Future for Blackhills Quarry

Secure Future for Blackhills Quarry

Blackhills Quarry in Aberdeenshire is to be increased in size after Aberdeenshire Council granted planning permission for a major extension to the quarry.
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Introducing James Bell, Leiths Group Finance Director

Introducing James Bell, Leiths Group Finance Director

James joined the Leiths Group in March 2020, just two weeks ahead of the first Covid-19 lockdown.
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Fyfe Glenrock sends Peterhead Granite to New York

Fyfe Glenrock sends Peterhead Granite to New York

Fyfe Glenrock has shipped three ornamental pillars across the Atlantic to be used in the restoration of the historic building of The Windermere on New York's upmarket Upper West Side.
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Concrete Supply to Nevis Range

Concrete Supply to Nevis Range

Highland Lime Concrete Plant in Torlundy recently supplied its highest concrete pour, supplying concrete to the Nevis Range Snow Factory.
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In memory of our colleague David Lamb

In memory of our colleague David Lamb

In May we lost our much respected colleague David Lamb to Prostate Cancer. In November we invited his family to Leiths to present Prostate Scotland with funds raised by the company and his workmates. We are honoured to share his story here.
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Concrete in the Classroom

Concrete in the Classroom

Children from Mintlaw Academy recently enjoyed a tour of Leiths Longside Concrete Plant in Peterhead.
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Healthy Working Lives Award

Healthy Working Lives Award

Following much hard work and effort, the Leiths Group were awarded the Silver Healthy Working Lives Award in October.
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Fyfe Glenrock supply Corrennie Pink Granite for Peterloo Memorial

Fyfe Glenrock supply Corrennie Pink Granite for Peterloo Memorial

16 August 2019 marked the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. To commemorate the event, artist Jeremy Deller, in collaboration with Caruso St. John Architects, designed a memorial.
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KPL Launches New Brochure

KPL Launches New Brochure

KPL launches new brochure which highlights the history of the Kishorn Port and Dry Dock from 1972 to 2019.
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Kishorn Port Ltd donates £4,000 to the Kishorn Community Council Trust

Kishorn Port Ltd donates £4,000 to the Kishorn Community Council Trust

Kishorn Port Ltd, along with Leiths and Ferguson Transport, were delighted to contribute a cheque of £4,000 towards the fundraising efforts for Achintraid playpark refurbishment.
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Leiths supply RIGAflow self-compacting concrete to Wm Donald

Leiths supply RIGAflow self-compacting concrete to Wm Donald

Loch Hills Concrete Plant recently supplied 100m³ of RIGAflow self-compacting concrete to Wm Donald at St Machar Road, Aberdeen for a concrete floor slab.
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Leiths in Scotland's Top 100 Companies

Leiths in Scotland's Top 100 Companies

Grant Thornton have placed Leiths Scotland Limited in the Top 100 Scottish Companies in their annual 'Scotland Limited' Report.
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New Stockpile Conveyor for Blackhills Quarry

New Stockpile Conveyor for Blackhills Quarry

As part of the continuing investment in our Blackhills Quarry at Cove in Aberdeen, the upgrade to the Aggregate Processing Plant has reached another milestone.
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"The Granite Men"

Leiths sponsor the publication of "The Granite Men", by Jim Fiddes - a history of the granite industries in Aberdeen and North East Scotland.
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Health and Wellbeing Update

Health and Wellbeing Update

The Health and Wellbeing Committee are pleased to welcome new members this month.
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Leiths launch RIGAflow self-compacting flowing Concrete

Leiths launch RIGAflow self-compacting flowing Concrete

Following its success in Aberdeen, Leiths have launched their RIGAflow self-compacting flowing concrete in the Highlands which is now available from our Mid Lairgs Concrete Plant, near Inverness.
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Leiths launch RIGAfloor Liquid Screed in Aberdeen

Leiths launch RIGAfloor Liquid Screed in Aberdeen

Leiths are now supplying our RIGAfloor liquid screed to sites in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
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The Sleeping Giant Awakens

The Sleeping Giant Awakens

Kishorn Port Ltd has landed its first major contract, and the Yard that produced the super-sized Ninian platform will now host a visit by the largest semi-submersible offshore drilling rig in the world, the Ocean GreatWhite.
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KPL Attending Offshore Decommissioning 2018

KPL Attending Offshore Decommissioning 2018

Kishorn Port Ltd look forward to exhibiting at next week’s Offshore Decommissioning Conference to be held at the Fairmount Hotel, St Andrews.
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Leiths now producing Concrete Blocks

Leiths now producing Concrete Blocks

Following the recent acquisition of Fyfe Glenrock, Leith’s have reinforced their presence in the building products market by moving into concrete block production at our Midlairgs Quarry near Inverness.
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Kishorn Port Showcase Day - 19 September 2018

Kishorn Port Showcase Day - 19 September 2018

Kishorn Port Ltd in partnership with the Oil & Gas Authority (O&GA) and Highland and Island Enterprise (HIE) have recently hosted a Showcase Day at Kishorn.
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Leiths Fleet hit the Shows in 2018

Leiths Fleet hit the Shows in 2018

Several new additions to the Leiths fleet have been showcased across the Nation this year.
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Long Service Award for Fraser Egan

Long Service Award for Fraser Egan

Fraser Egan was recently awarded his long service medal at Leiths Highland Lime Quarry in Fort William.
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Leiths Sponsor Forres Highland Games 2018

Leiths Sponsor Forres Highland Games 2018

Leiths were delighted to support the Forres Highland Games which were held at Grant Park, Forres, on Saturday, 6 July 2018.
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KPL proudly sponsors the 2018 Lochcarron Highland Games

KPL proudly sponsors the 2018 Lochcarron Highland Games

Kishorn Port & Dry Dock will this year continue as sponsor of the 40th annual Lochcarron Highland Games.
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NAFCo 2018

NAFCo 2018

Leiths are delighted to sponsor the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention which takes place in and around Aberdeen this July.
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Stephen Hawking Memorial - Photograph by Anthony Wakefield

Stephen Hawking Memorial - Photograph by Anthony Wakefield

Fyfe Glenrock worked with the Dean of Westminster Abbey and John Maine RA to source and prepare the stone for the Stephen Hawking Memorial.
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Fyfe Glenrock statue unveiled by Theresa May

Fyfe Glenrock statue unveiled by Theresa May

Theresa May attends the unveiling of the Millicent Garret Fawcett statue in London, the base of which was produced by Fyfe Glenrock.
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George Mathers Retires, after 40 years’ service

George Mathers Retires, after 40 years’ service

George, or Geordie as he’s known to his friends and colleagues, has worked for Leiths for over 40 years and is Leiths 2nd longest serving HGV driver.
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Work quickens for Leiths QUICKMIX

Work quickens for Leiths QUICKMIX

Leiths investment in our Volumetric Concrete Mixer allows for a variety of mixes to be made in any quantities to suit all our customer's needs.
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Historic Queenferry Crossing Project

Historic Queenferry Crossing Project

Over the past five years, Markon have been proud to be involved in the historic Queensferry Crossing Project.
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A Greener Shade of Asphalt

A Greener Shade of Asphalt

Leiths are always looking for ways to lead the industry and reduce the environmental impact associated with quarry operations.
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New Group Corporate Structure

New Group Corporate Structure

Please see the attached Statement by Ian Leith, Chairman
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Leiths acquires Fyfe Glenrock

Leiths acquires Fyfe Glenrock

Leiths have acquired the business of Fyfe Glenrock, a supplier and processor of high quality natural stone products, based at Oldmeldrum.
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Leiths compete at TruckNess 2017

Leiths compete at TruckNess 2017

A Ross & Sons come second in the Best Rigid category in the North of Scotland's largest ever Truck Fest.
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Leiths donate granite to Cove in Bloom for their ambitious Marble Statue Project

Leiths donate granite to Cove in Bloom for their ambitious Marble Statue Project

Leiths donate granite for the base of Isie Caie Statue to celebrate the fishing heritage in Cove.
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Achilty Walling Stone

Achilty Walling Stone

Achilty Walling Stone has been a favourite with local stonemasons over many years and has featured in many projects all over the Highlands.
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Pétanque you for your support!

Pétanque you for your support!

Leiths supply TwindeerLAW with 8 tonnes of sand for their charity event, raising funds for MacMillan Cancer, Action Duchenne and Star for Harris.
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Kishorn Port - Awakening the 'Sleeping Giant'

Kishorn Port - Awakening the 'Sleeping Giant'

Kishorn Dry Dock will come out of a 23 year long hibernation after an agreement was signed to use the site during the construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm.
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Leiths create new Health and Wellbeing Committee

Leiths create new Health and Wellbeing Committee

Leiths are keen to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle within our workforce. The new Office Health and Wellbeing Committee will have responsibility for making this happen.
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Leiths supply concrete to George Leslie Ltd

Leiths supply concrete to George Leslie Ltd

Leiths have just completed the concrete supply to George Leslie Ltd for a Hydro Scheme at the Nevis Range Ski Centre, near Fort William.
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Nichola Greig wins REED Recruitment Competition

Nichola Greig wins REED Recruitment Competition

Nichola Greig, HR Co-Ordinator at Leiths, recently won the REED Recruitment Friday Fun Quiz and was presented with her prize by Matthew Duncan,
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Development of the Dry Dock at Kishorn Port

Development of the Dry Dock at Kishorn Port

Braemar ACM Offshore issue a Report on the development of the Dry Dock at Kishorn Port Ltd.
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Kishorn Port Invests £500k in its Dry Dock

Kishorn Port Invests £500k in its Dry Dock

Kishorn Port Ltd, Leiths joint venture with Ferguson Transport, has commenced the first phase of re-instating the dry dock on the site.
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Leiths welcome International Visitor

Leiths welcome International Visitor

Leiths recently welcomed Dr Sivakumar Kandasami on a recent visit to the UK from India
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Macmillan Bake Sale – Thursday, 3 November 2016

Macmillan Bake Sale – Thursday, 3 November 2016

The staff at Leiths Head Office in Cove held a bake sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support in November.
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Leiths supply concrete to Buchan Biogas Plant

Leiths supply concrete to Buchan Biogas Plant

Longside Concrete Plant is nearing completion of concrete supply to Greenforty Development for the Buchan Biogas plant, which harnesses natural gas from agricultural waste.
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New member of staff for the Purchasing Department

New member of staff for the Purchasing Department

We are pleased to welcome Amy Johnstone to the Purchasing Department.
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New Commercial and Operations Staff for Construction and Surfacing

New Commercial and Operations Staff for Construction and Surfacing

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of staff to our Construction & Surfacing Division.
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Father and Son team together

Father and Son team together

William Mortimer joins his father for work experience at New Forres Quarry
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New recruits for the Leiths Sales Department

New recruits for the Leiths Sales Department

We are pleased to announce the addition of Juliet Sargant and Jaye Robb to the Sales Team.
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Promotion for Martin Salt, Quarry Manager at Bluehills

Promotion for Martin Salt, Quarry Manager at Bluehills

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Martin Salt in his new position as Quarry Manager at Bluehills.
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New Concrete Production Manager joins Leiths

New Concrete Production Manager joins Leiths

We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Anderson who has joined the company in the role of Concrete Production Manager
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Leiths acquire new Sumitono HA60W Paver

Leiths acquire new Sumitono HA60W Paver

The paver is a welcome addition with its revolutionary screed allowing surfacing squads the ability to pave up to 6m in width.
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Leiths take delivery of 5 new CAT Loading Shovels

Leiths take delivery of 5 new CAT Loading Shovels

John Fyfe stands proudly next to his new CAT 950M loading shovel which was recently issued to him at Newforres Quarry.
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New IMS Assistant joins Leiths

New IMS Assistant joins Leiths

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gemma Anderson as our IMS Assistant who will be based at our Head Office in Cove.
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Ally Grant retires from Bluehill Quarry after more than 20 years

Ally Grant retires from Bluehill Quarry after more than 20 years

Ally, who has been Site Supervisor at Bluehill Quarry retired on Friday 20 May 2016.
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Montrose Precast Pyjama Day Charity Event

Montrose Precast Pyjama Day Charity Event

Employees at Montrose Precast participated in a ‘wear your pyjamas to work day’ in April to raise money for Crohns and Colitis UK.
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Jim Cruickshank reaches 65 at Leiths

Jim Cruickshank reaches 65 at Leiths

On reaching 65, Jim Cruickshank leaves the Distribution Office at Head Office to take up a new position as Loading Shovel Operator at Loch-Hills Quarry in Dyce.
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Leiths deliver Spirit Stills to Macallan's Distillery

Leiths deliver Spirit Stills to Macallan's Distillery

Leiths deliver Spirit Stills to the Macallan's Distillery in Craigellachie, Moray.
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Midlairgs Asphalt Plant continues to develop

Midlairgs Asphalt Plant continues to develop

The new Asphalt Plant at Midlairgs began to mix coated material in January 2016 as planned.
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Fuel Thieves caught in the act at Blackhills Quarry

Fuel Thieves caught in the act at Blackhills Quarry

Following suspicions that fuel was going missing from their bulk tank, the team at Blackhills Quarry started their own neighbourhood watch.
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Mercedes-Benz digs in with Leiths

Mercedes-Benz digs in with Leiths

Leiths recently took delivery of five new Mercedes Actros 2442 StreamSpace Tractor Units. The new additions were specified to maximise payloads, with fuel efficiency and safety also high on our priority list.
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Leiths sponsors Cove Youth Football Club 2008 team

Leiths sponsors Cove Youth Football Club 2008 team

Leiths are delighted to confirm that they are this year’s Cove Youth Football Club 2008 team sponsors for 2016/17.
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Leiths ‘SITEMIX’ – Just what the Customer Ordered!

Leiths ‘SITEMIX’ – Just what the Customer Ordered!

Leiths have recently invested in a Volumetric Concrete Mixer for the Aberdeen area.
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Apprenticeship continued with Leiths

Apprenticeship continued with Leiths

Leiths are delighted to announce the appointment of Rhys Urquhart, our new Fabrication Apprentice based in Cove.
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Leiths Group attain ISO 50001 Certification

Leiths Group attain ISO 50001 Certification

The Leiths Group successfully achieved registration to the ISO 50001 Energy Management by the British Standards Institute in November 2015.
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Ian Ross receives 25 year Long Service Award

Ian Ross receives 25 year Long Service Award

It was with great pleasure that we presented Ian Ross, Quarry Operative at Alexander Ross & Sons (Sand & Gravel) Ltd with his 25 yr Long Service Award.
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RIGAGRIP - It's all in the Mix

RIGAGRIP - It's all in the Mix

A new specialist product developed by Leiths which uses a Nynas warm-mix binder enhances surface friction and provides an alternative to High Friction Surfacing (HFS).
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New Factory Supervisors for the Precast Division

New Factory Supervisors for the Precast Division

Leiths are delighted to announce the recent promotion of James Allen and Scott Grant within the Precast Division
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New Operations Manager - Kevin Sargant

New Operations Manager - Kevin Sargant

Kevin Sargant joins the Leiths Group as Operations Manager of the Quarries Division.
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Jim Cruickshank receives 25 year Long Service Award

Jim Cruickshank receives 25 year Long Service Award

It was with great pleasure that we presented Jim Cruickshank, Leiths Orders and Distribution Co-Ordinator, with his 25 yr Long Service Award.
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New Estimator for Lochton Precast

New Estimator for Lochton Precast

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Stott as our Precast Estimator who will be based at our Lochton Factory in Durris.
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'Warm Mix' is a Wonder!

'Warm Mix' is a Wonder!

The design of a Marshall Asphalt for greater durability and easier application during cold conditions is an important step forward for airport pavement development.
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Another ‘Institute of Quarrying 40 year Milestone’ reached!!

Another ‘Institute of Quarrying 40 year Milestone’ reached!!

Leiths are delighted to announce that Norman Phillips, Quarry Manager at our Bluehill Quarry in Moray, has reached 40 years service in the quarrying industry.
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New acquisition for the Group

New acquisition for the Group

Leiths acquire Ready Mixed Concrete Plant at Peterhead
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New Engineering Manager - Colin Bannerman

New Engineering Manager - Colin Bannerman

Colin Bannerman joined Leiths at the start of July as Engineering Manager for the Quarries Division.
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Welcome Stones at Cove and Altens - Cove in Bloom

Welcome Stones at Cove and Altens - Cove in Bloom

Cove in Bloom was judged on 29 July 2014, and the preparations happened fast!
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The Skye Terrier Club Homecoming Project

The Skye Terrier Club Homecoming Project

Torrin Quarry was approached by The Skye Terrier Club in the hope that Leith’s could supply them with Skye marble to place two statues of life size Skye Terriers on which to be sited in the grounds of Armadale Castle.
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Leiths Long Service Award Scheme

Leiths Long Service Award Scheme

Leiths has introduced a Long Service Award Scheme to recognise the commitment and loyalty from our people.
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New Football Pitch for RM Condor

New Football Pitch for RM Condor

A new sports pitch, created by Leiths (Scotland) Ltd, has opened at RM Condor near Arbroath which will further strengthen its ties with the community.
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George Campbell Retires

George Campbell Retires

George Campbell, Quarry Manager at Achilty retires after 17 years service.
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Institute of Quarrying 40 year Milestone Reached

Institute of Quarrying 40 year Milestone Reached

Leiths are delighted to announce that a number of our employees have reached a recognised milestone for service to the Quarry Industry.
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Leiths dispose of Assets

Leiths dispose of Assets

Leiths sell Newtongrange and Edston Units to Tillicoultry Quarries Ltd.
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Leiths sponsor Ayrshire Curlers

Leiths sponsor Ayrshire Curlers

Leiths, in conjunction with Robert Wilson & Sons, sponsored the Ayrshire Curlers Agricultural Mixed Bonspiel at Ayr Ice Rink on the 12th and 13th of February 2014
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Leiths are accredited by Achilles FPAL

Leiths are accredited by Achilles FPAL

As part of the Achilles Group, First Point Assessment Limited (FPAL) offered Leiths the opportunity to be directly invited to tender for opportunities with over 2000 individual buyers in the oil and gas sector.
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Take the High Road

Take the High Road

Have Scottish roads taken the lead in the UK durability stakes? Leiths claim the case is compelling for using Scotland's surface-course specification in place of the English versions.....
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Kessock Bridge Surfacing Contract

Kessock Bridge Surfacing Contract

A recent resurfacing project carried out on the Kessock Bridge, north of Inverness in Scotland, gives Leiths great publicity.
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Leiths News is launched!

Leiths News is launched!

Leiths are pleased to introduce the first edition of our Company Newsletter, Leiths News!
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Hazelwood School Sensory Garden wins Aberdeen in Bloom Garden Competition!

Hazelwood School Sensory Garden wins Aberdeen in Bloom Garden Competition!

Following the article in June this year, Leiths were delighted to learn that Hazelwood Sensory Garden had come first at the recent Aberdeen in Bloom Garden Competition.
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Purchase of Mixers and Powder Tankers boost Capabilities

Purchase of Mixers and Powder Tankers boost Capabilities

New Mixers bolster up Leith's concrete supply capabilities as Powder Tanker renewals boost delivery payloads.
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Leiths Group Safecontractor Certification renewed for a further year

Leiths Group Safecontractor Certification renewed for a further year

Safecontractor is one of the UK’s leading health and safety pre-qualification assessment schemes and Leiths are delighted to maintain our registration.
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Leiths awarded exceptional score from Achilles UVDB

Leiths awarded exceptional score from Achilles UVDB

Leiths are delighted to announce that, following an audit carried out in August, we have maintained our exceptional Achilles UVDB score.
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Grampian Transport Museum Junior Driving School Official Opening - 4 July 2013

Grampian Transport Museum Junior Driving School Official Opening - 4 July 2013

Leiths were involved in the construction of the new school facility with Markon providing the road markings.
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Skye Sconser Ferry Slipway Project

Skye Sconser Ferry Slipway Project

Concrete supply for the permanent Ferry Slipway commenced in April.
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Howie Minerals joins Leiths

Howie Minerals joins Leiths

Effective 1 April 2013, all Howie business will be transacted in the name of Leiths (Scotland) Ltd.
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Leiths receive Industry Accreditation

Leiths receive Industry Accreditation

Leiths are happy to add BuildingConfidence to their extensive range of industry accreditations.
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IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

CEO presents employees with IOSH Managing Safely Certificates
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40 years long service medal to Chief Executive, Simon Russell

40 years long service medal to Chief Executive, Simon Russell

Chairman, Ian Leith presents Institute of Quarrying 40 years long service Medal to Chief Executive, Simon Russell.
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Re-organisation of the Leiths Quarries Division

Re-organisation of the Leiths Quarries Division

Following the addition of Alexander Ross & Sons to the Leiths Group, it has been appropriate to review the structure of the Leiths Quarries Divisions going forward.
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Aberdeen Geology Society Visit Bluehill Quarry

Aberdeen Geology Society Visit Bluehill Quarry

Aberdeen Geology Society enjoyed a recent field trip to Leiths Bluehill Quarry near Aberlour, accompanied by Gordon Williamson and Norman Phillips of Leiths.
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Elgin Flood Alleviation Scheme

Elgin Flood Alleviation Scheme

Elgin Flood Alleviation Scheme, at £86m, is Scotland’s largest flood scheme and forms part of the larger Moray Flood Alleviation Scheme.
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Torry Quay Development – Phase 2

Torry Quay Development – Phase 2

As part of Aberdeen Harbour Board’s continual redevelopment, Torry Dock is being filled as part of the £38m 3-Phase construction of a 400m deep water berth at Torry Quay.
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