BEAR WEATHERS STORMS AND WINS GOLD AND SILVER COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS

October 15, 2021

BEAR Scotland, the trunk road management company, won both the gold and the silver gongs in the ‘Issues, Crisis and Reputation’ category of the CIPR PRide Awards Scotland announced by BBC’s Louise Minchin in a virtual ceremony. This success reflects the response to challenges posed by the effects of extreme weather conditions on trunk roads … Continued

BEAR Scotland Charity Golf Day Raises £10k for Cash for Kids

September 27, 2021

BEAR Scotland and a number of its key suppliers and subcontractors took to the golf course for a charity golf tournament. This resulted in a £10,000 fundraising boost for Cash for Kids. The 4-ball shotgun tournament got underway on a sunny September day on the Dalmahoy Country Club’s West Course on the out-skirts of Edinburgh. … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND SUPPORTS GIVES HIGHLAND HOSPICE £2,210 FUNDING BOOST

September 8, 2021

Kessock Bridge abseil team helps raise over £1,210 BEAR Scotland donates additional £1,000 Highland Hospice, the charity that helps people living with an advancing, life shortening illness in the Highlands to live the best possible life, as well as supporting their families and carers, has benefited from a £2,210 boost from BEAR Scotland. A five-strong … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND MARKS ONE YEAR OF MANAGING SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND’S TRUNK ROADS

August 16, 2021

Over 100 new staff recruited and £26.7m investment in improvements In the 356 days since BEAR Scotland took over responsibility for the trunk roads in South East Scotland, it has delivered over £26.7m of investment in safety, surfacing and other improvements and recruited over 100 new staff in addition to those who transferred from the … Continued

INTERNATIONAL OTTER SURVIVAL FUND RECEIVES £1,000 DONATION FROM BEAR SCOTLAND

August 11, 2021

BEAR Scotland has donated £1,000 on behalf of all staff to Skye based charity International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF), a firm dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters. International Otter Survival Fund is the third charity this year to benefit from a new charity initiative launched by BEAR Scotland which focuses on local … Continued

STEPS TO HOPE RECEIVES £1,000 DONATION FROM BEAR SCOTLAND

July 22, 2021

Edinburgh homelessness and addiction charity nominated by BEAR staff BEAR Scotland has donated £1,000 on behalf of all staff to Steps to Hope, a registered non-profit charity fighting homelessness and providing help for those suffering with addiction in Edinburgh. Steps to Hope is the second charity this year to benefit from BEAR Scotland’s focus on … Continued

TACKLING ROADWORKER ABUSE

July 12, 2021

One in four roadworkers has suffered an impact on their mental wellbeing following verbal or physical abuse from the public, according to new figures. A survey of Scotland’s trunk road maintenance companies, including Amey, BEAR Scotland, Connect and Autolink, is outlining some of the challenges faced by staff while doing their jobs. The results of … Continued

PERTH AUTISM SUPPORT RECEVIES £1,000 DONATION FROM BEAR SCOTLAND IN CHARITY GIVING DRIVE

July 1, 2021

BEAR Scotland has made it’s first £1,000 donation on behalf of all staff to a Perth Autism Support following a new focus on regional/local causes put forward by staff, launched earlier this year. The £1,000 donation was made to PAS who helps support autistic children and young people up to the age of 18 and … Continued

NEW FOOTWAY AND BUS STOP OFFICIALLY OPENED ON A87 AT SLIGACHAN

June 29, 2021

• Local resident and bus stop user Una Macleod was joined by members of the local community to officially open the new bus stop at Sligachan, helping to improve road safety   Local community member Una Macleod had the honour of officially opening the new bus stop on the A87 at Sligachan on the Isle … Continued

DOVEMOUNT ROUNDABOUT PLANS

June 28, 2021

BEAR Scotland met with members of the Hawick community this week to discuss plans for improving Dovemount Roundabout, which acts as an important gateway to the town on the A7. The trunk road operating company, which took on responsibility for trunk roads in South East Scotland in August 2020 in the midst of the first … Continued