About us

Our senior management team has 60 years experience in the security industry and are therefore well qualified to deliver a truly bespoke service to your business, for the right price.


Managing Director: James Glackin

James Glackin, who was recently appointed as managing director of Security Scotland, has built a team dedicated Pic James Glackinto the highest standards of dress, behaviour, timekeeping and service, creating a truly 5 star reputation amongst our clients.

James began working in the licensed security trade at the age of 18 and worked his way up through the ranks to the position of Operations Manager with a large Glasgow-based organisation prior to forming his own company. He is now looking forward to developing  the business into a truly national operator renowned for delivery of best practice with quality and a smile.


Sales Director: Eddie Tobin

Eddie TobinSales director Eddie Tobin has been involved for over 30 years with experience of supplying and buying security services through his senior roles with Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, Stakis plc and Carnegies Leisure and as Managing Director of Scotland’s largest independent security company.  His extensive experience means he knows what our clients need and want. He established Security Scotland in 2005 and it has grown from strength to strength.

Eddie’s enthusiasm for the business and his drive to see the late-night economy succeed is shown by his presence on numerous committees  concerning the industry. He was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Scottish Licensed Trade News and was named one of Scotland’s best icons of the licensed trade by Dram Magazine.

He Co-Founded the Best Bar None Scheme  in Scotland and is a Member of Crimestoppers. He advised the Security Industry Authority prior to major legislation changes and has been an advisor to the Scottish Government. He is a regular speaker at a diverse range of conferences and is generally accepted as the spokesman for the late night industry.

Director: Mark Thorburn

Director Mark has many years experience in management of security within shopping centres. He also spent over two decades in senior management at stadium and events security.Mark Thorburn