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Farrans Celebrate 70 Years of Shaping Scotland

27th September 2017

Farrans is delighted to celebrate seventy years of operation in Scotland, with a celebratory reception marking the occasion in Glasgow later this week.

Since the first Farrans office opened in Edinburgh’s George Street back in 1947, the Farrans hallmark has been spread far and wide across Scottish soil.


Impressive Scottish Portfolio

Farrans’ impressive portfolio of work includes projects such as the £280 million M80 Stepps to Haggs which clinched a Saltire award and the East End Regeneration Route which revitalised Glasgow’s transportation network ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the city.

Major education projects have included the Western Isles Schools project (WISP) – the largest construction project ever to be undertaken on the Western Isles – and Ellon Academy, a state-of-the-art academy and community campus for Aberdeenshire Council, completed in 2015.

Within the marine and water sectors, Farrans’ capability has been proven on frameworks for Scottish Water and landmark projects such as Montrose Deep Water Berth. Such experience has provided an excellent foundation of knowledge in undertaking current projects such as BAE Systems Enabling Works, where Farrans is engaged in works to help upgrade the ship-building facilities along the River Clyde.

In recent years, it has been within the renewable energy sector that the Farrans presence in Scotland has been most tangible. Projects such as Kilgallioch, Harestanes and Harburnhead Windfarms have certainly made a lasting impact on the Scottish landscape. In total, Farrans has generated enough renewable energy in Scotland to power 210,000 homes.


Looking forward to the Future

Gerard McGirr, Regional Manager of Scotland and member of the CECA Scotland Board, described Farrans’ 70th anniversary as an occasion for celebration, thanking all those who have contributed to the company’s success in Scotland to date.

“Arriving at this milestone is a great achievement and we are proud to be amongst the longest established contractors in Scotland,” Gerard said.

“Our continued success over the past 70 years comes down to the opportunities provided by our customers and to the talent, passion and motivation of our staff who have put in the hard work, day after day.

“We look forward with great enthusiasm to Farrans’ future and the contribution we will make in Scotland by creating lasting benefit for our customers, our people and our communities”.