Scotland

Glasgow relocation strengthens Andrews Sykes’ presence in Scotland

We are delighted to announce the procurement of a new, modern and larger property in Glasgow following months of due diligence.

As a result, we will be ceasing operations at our former depot in Anniesland imminently and are currently in the process of moving to 99 Bogleshole Road, Cambuslang, G72 7DD.

This strategic decision has been underpinned by an investment of approximately £1million and is driven by a desire to build on the success we have enjoyed in both Glasgow, and Scotland as a whole, in recent years.

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Andrews Sykes rescue Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens

When a century-old plant collection in the Scottish capital became under threat following a boiler breakdown, Andrews Heat for Hire stepped in to ensure glasshouse temperatures were kept at the required level.

We were contacted by the client who sought an emergency heating hire solution after the boiler pipework burst, rendering their entire system useless!

Unsurprisingly, our customer was extremely concerned about the implications for the facility which contained unique species that only existed in Edinburgh.

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Andrews Heat for Hire on standby as snow sparks chaos in Scotland

Forecasters have issued a fresh warning of persistent heavy snow for southern Scotland, resulting in the Met Office circulating an amber alert asking locals to “be prepared.” Similar notifications are likely to remain in place across most of the country until at least Friday, with more extreme weather expected.

As a result of this anticipated snowstorm, hundreds of drivers spent the night stranded in their vehicles on the M74 in Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway, with the motorway completely shut until the storm passed. Public transport networks and schools have also been severely disrupted, with more than 200 Scottish schools and nurseries shut or partially closed – affecting more than 20,000 pupils.

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Scotland on red alert with several regions facing flooding

Much of northern Scotland is bracing itself for weather-related carnage after continuous downpours left several major roads closed or severely disrupted.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency have issued amber flood warnings in Dumfries and Galloway, Orkney and the Scottish Borders, while parts of the Highlands have been put on a red flood warning following a police report that the area has been badly hit.

Strathglass, Strathcarron in Sutherland and Strath Oykel are all also said to be at risk along with Moy Bridge, near Muir of Ord.

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Sales Director takes on Highland Coast-to-Coast charity bike ride

While the Royal Wedding in 2011 meant that most of us enjoyed a prolonged Easter Bank Holiday, one Andrews Sykes employee instead opted to negotiate approximately 200 miles of off-road terrain on a mountain bike across some of the highest regions in England.

It took six days for Andy Whiteley to reach Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire coast, having initially begun his journey at St. Bees in Cumbria, crossing along the way The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks.

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