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About Us

Security Scotland is recognised as the UK’s fastest growing crowd management and security provider. We have exceptional experience in the supply of security services and event safety personnel to some of UK’s most popular brands, companies, events and stadiums.

We recognise that each client faces unique challenges therefore we evaluation and adapt our service on an ongoing basis. From last minute service requests, an increase in client requirements and inclement weather we plan, prepare and schedule each deployment for every eventuality.

We pride ourselves on being able to respond quickly to changing requirements due to our experienced and flat management structure the lines of communication are immediate and decisive.

With an experienced, flat management structure the lines of communication are immediate and decisive, helping us pride ourselves on being able to respond quickly to changing requirements.
Deploying over 450 licensable staff, Security Scotland operates throughout the UK in a variety of sectors, providing a wide range of services. We offer a bespoke security service for our clients, ensure welfare of our employees and promote the safety and protection of the wider community in what can often be a difficult or complex environment.

It’s inherent in the DNA of the Security Scotland team to be committed! Dedicated to delivering the very best possible, professional, supportive, bespoke and reliable service. It’s through this ethos that we can proudly boast to be preferred suppliers to many of the well-established organisations and national brands.

Our Mission Statement

Security Scotland’s mission is to provide a bespoke security service across all sectors for our clients, ensure the welfare of our employees and promote the safety and protection of the wider community in a dynamic environment.

Our Senior Management

Eddie Tobin

Our group Managing Director is a well respected figure within the Scottish business community with over thirty years of operational experience in the licensed trade.
Initially working in the entertainment industry Eddie was responsible for managing many high profile venues, such as the Apollo in Glasgow, and was the commercial manager for a number of Celtic and Rangers players. He has held senior management positions with companies including Scottish and Newcastle Breweries, Stakis plc and Carnegies Leisure.
After having led Scotland’s largest independent security company Eddie decided to form two new companies, Security Scotland Ltd and Cleaning Scotland Ltd, which have both experienced continual growth, year on year.
He wrote the original training programme for stewards for Glasgow City Council and has been a member of the Glasgow City Centre Home Safe Group, Crimestoppers and the Scottish Executive Expert Group on Licensing amongst others.

James Glackin

Managing Director, James began working in the licensed trade security industry aged eighteen. His unparalleled understanding of clients’ requirements led to his rapid increase in responsibilities and status. He maintains a philosophy of delivering a bespoke service providing value for money and outstanding quality.

Mark Thorburn

Director, Mark began his career working in the security sector for large shopping centres in the West of Scotland. His main responsibilities include day to day oversight of the retail and manned guarding operations of Security Scotland Ltd. Conducting regular site visits, Mark builds strong client relationships through his front-line personal touch approach.

Chris Callaghan

Chris, our Operations Director, has worked in the leisure and security industry for over twenty years. He has exceptional experience of delivering “best in class” event security and safety services, from music festivals to sporting events. At the Ryder Cup 2014 he was the Silver Security Commander and was heavily involved in security at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Based in event control rooms as the Head of Security for numerous high profile events Chris was responsible for an industry first in 2011 when he delivered the first SPL police free fixture at Motherwell v Inverness Caley Thistle.

Our Company-wide Policies:

Rest assured we are a Certified Contractor and follow all guidelines through bodies mentioned below.
Here are more reasons as to why you should choose us as your security or stewarding provider:

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Standards we follow to bring quality to our operations:

BS 7499: Static Guarding & Mobile Patrol Services

BS 7858: Security Screening of Individuals employed in a Security Environment

BS 8406: Event Stewarding & Crowd Safety.

BS 7960: Door Supervisors code of practice.

DoT (Department of Transport): Recommended Best Practice

Police Scotland: Counter Terrorism Protective Security Policy

Risk/Safety Assessment: Prepared by our NEBOSH trained management to fit your venue or event needs.

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