SPOA members above par as golf event boosts charity coffers

Participants at the SPOA golf event. Front: Callum Mackintosh (SPOA vice president) and Mark Anderson (SPOA president)

THE Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) raised £2,500 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland at its annual Highland Quaich golf tournament and meeting of members in Inverness.

SPOA member businesses from across Scotland supported the event, held at Inverness Golf Club earlier this month. Money was raised through sponsorship of the 18 tees, with participating businesses able to display signage and flags.

AB2000, Gap Group, Morris Leslie, HHH Equipment and Jarvie Plant were amongst the firms taking part. AB2000 also held an open day at its new depot in Nairn, raising a further £260 for the charity.

The Highland Quaich was won by Ryan McLaren of Murray Plant, while the winning visitor was John Young.

Callum Mackintosh, SPOA vice president and MD of HHH Equipment said, “It was great to have such a good turnout for this year’s SPOA Highland Quaich golf tournament. Member businesses from Caithness and Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness, Moray, Aberdeenshire and the central belt all clubbed together to raise funds for an incredibly worthy cause; Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.

“As the event continues to grow in popularity, we hope other SPOA members will be keen to get involved, meet others from the industry and do their bit for charity. Well done to all those who sponsored a tee, donated or competed. We look forward to making the tournament even bigger and better next year!”

The golf event coincided with the SPOA’s quarterly meeting, which was held at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness.