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

Recently held at Inverness Golf Club and the Kingsmills Hotel, SPOA member businesses from across Scotland competed in the golf competition. Money was raised through sponsorship of the 18 tees, where participating businesses were able to display signage and flags, with some even providing refreshments at their sponsored tee.

Members of the SPOA, a trade association of UK plant owners and operators, that participated in the event included AB2000, Gap Group, Morris Leslie, HHH Equipment and Jarvie Plant.

Through sponsorship and donations at the event, SPOA raised £2,500 for this year’s chosen charity, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland. Member business AB2000 also held an open day at its new depot in Nairn, raising a further £260. The Highland Quaich was won by Ryan McLaren of Murray Plant, while the winning visitor was John Young.

Commenting on the fundraising event, 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!”