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Scottish Secretary Calls In at ScotAsh

on Fri, 16/07/2010 - 18:20

The Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, visited ScotAsh on 13th July as part of a tour of Longannet Power Station, where he learned about the station's ambitions to be a global centre of excellence for Carbon Capture and Storage.

Site tour: Peter Quinn with Michael Moore and Jim Tolson MSP at ScotAsh

ScotAsh MD Peter Quinn explained to the Secretary of State how Longannet's green credentials extend beyond CCS, as the ash produced as a by-product is passed to ScotAsh to manufacture high quality, sustainable construction products.

The Minister was given a guided tour of the plant,

A Royal Occasion

on Fri, 16/07/2010 - 18:19

ScotAsh welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester for a site tour on Thursday, 1st July 2010. The Duke, born Prince Richard of Gloucester, is the grandson of King George V and cousin of Her Majesty The Queen. He is a qualified architect with particular interests in architecture and conservation.

VIP Visit: MD Peter Quinn with HRH The Duke of Gloucester

He was elected a corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1972 and his fellowships include the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

During his visit, the Duke was given a short presentation about ScotAsh

Ray's 40-Years' Loyal Service

on Fri, 16/07/2010 - 18:18

Congratulations to Deputy Production Manager Ray Bellamy who recently passed his 40-year career milestone.

Handshake: Ray Bellamy meets HRH The Duke of Gloucester on his recent visit to ScotAsh

Congratulationsto Deputy Production Manager Ray Bellamy who recently passed his 40-year career milestone.

Ray joined Lafarge's predecessor Blue Circle in 1970 and worked as an Engineering Craftsman at Weardale, Country Durham, then spent several years in Nigeria, before joining at ScotAsh in 2001.

Congratulations also go to Human Resources Co-ordinator Eleanor Penman (left) who recently celebrated 10 years

Safety put into practice

on Fri, 16/07/2010 - 18:17

ScotAsh held a Safety Day at the end of June which was attended by the majority of the workforce along with ScotAsh Board member Allan Everett, Lafarge's Ash Business Manager, and Steven Carter, Lafarge Cement UK's PR and Communications Manager.

Safely does it: Working at height are Ross MacNicol and Stevie Clegg

The day involved the demonstration of a working at height rescue in the packing shed and staff responding to a number of First Aid scenarios, as well as a demonstration of the Lone Worker System.

The event ended with a fire drill.

Sandra Stewart practices her first aid techniques on

Peter on Council

on Fri, 16/07/2010 - 18:15

MD Peter Quinn has been elected to the CBI Scotland Council for a period of three years.

Peter also presented a paper at the Eurocoalash conference in Copenhagen this summer.

His presentation "Ash Beneficiation to Serve the Industrial Market", follows his attendance at the World of Coal Ash international conference in 2009.