Employee of the Month – April 2019

We would like to congratulate our April employee of the month Gary Copeland.

Gary works within our retail and manned guarding sector, repeatedly proving himself as a punctual and flexible member of our team.
In addition to being a friendly face, Gary consistently maintains a high standard of uniform and follows company procedures to ensure the safety of our clients premises, their operation and their employees.

Well done Gary.

Security Scotland secure Belladrum Festival

Security Scotland are delighted to announce we have secured the contract for this year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in Inverness.

The Festival is a 3 day music and arts festival, held on the Belladrum Estate near Inverness at the start of August. Since being founded in 2004, the festival has rapidly grown in popularity, selling out in advance every year since 2008.

The festival is well known for its wide-ranging musical scope, as well as its family friendly atmosphere, with a large dedicated family camp-site.

The site has a host of stages, tents, acoustic areas, comedy & cabaret stages as well as other areas which include a dedicated children’s area, with puppet workshops, arts and crafts, circus skills, dance and music classes.

Security Scotland’s Managing Director, James Glackin commented “this is another fantastic UK renowned festival for Security Scotland to add to our summer events portfolio and there’s not a more picturesque festival location than the Scottish highlands”.


Security Scotland host UEFA Stewards Course

At Security Scotland, we believe our people are our key asset. That’s why last week our stadium operations team went through the UEFA Steward Training Course.

Introduced by UEFA last year, the course is designed to enhance the knowledge, quality and consistency of match day stewards right across Europe.

The course was rolled out to the 55 national association members with the vision the training would be cascaded to their countries respective safety officers and match day stewarding partners with the end product being consistent steward training across Europe.

An intense day was spent in our Glasgow office working through the content and final assessment, which all colleagues passed.

Feedback has been positive and Managing Director, James Glackin was pleased that the senior team got the chance to road test the course, which will now be rolled out to all match day colleagues.


European Tour wins Best Sporting Event

Huge congratulations to our client, European Tour who won the “Best Sporting Event” Award for the Aberdeen Investments Scottish Open 2018 at the Thistle Awards 2018/19 last night at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Security Scotland Managing Director, James Glackin commented “this was a great event for our staff to be involved in and for the event to be recognised with such a prestigious award is fantastic

Consistency & excellent attitude of security officer awarded

We’d like to give congratulations to our overnight security officer Raymond Wright, who has received this fantastic accolade from our client, Morrison Construction.

Raymond has been ever present on shift at the East Lothian Community Hospital construction site in Haddington since April last year, and his pro-active approach on site has highlighted significant issues and ensured the maintenance of high security standards and the prevention of theft.

Great feedback from our client, well done Raymond!

New Area Manager for East of Scotland

Security Scotland are delighted to introduce Andy Kelly as our new Area Manager for the East of Scotland.

With over 20 years of experience Andy brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge with regards to security & crowd management, staff retention and outstanding client relations. He has been part of the security management team at events which include the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, T in the Park & Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party.

As the Area Manager for East of Scotland, Andy will be responsible for service expansion in all sectors including events, licenced trade/venues and manned guarding. His role also incorporates recruitment and client relations as well as ongoing management of our current contracts.