March 17, 2022

TRUNK NOT JUNK! SCHOOL COMPETITION

Let’s tackle the litter on our trunk roads! In support of Keep Scotland Beautiful Spring Clean 2022, which is focused this year from 21 March to 21 April, we are running a schools 2022 Litter Campaign Design Competition, open to all primary school learners across the SE area. As well as repairing roads and bridges … Continued

March 10, 2022

SCOTTISH SPCA ANNOUNCED AS BEAR SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL CHARITY PARTNER 2022

The Scottish SPCA has been selected as BEAR Scotland’s National Charity Partner for 2022 after securing a third of the votes in an employee poll. As well as taking part in fundraising events across the organisation, BEAR will have collection boxes for donations of crucial items within its depots and offices for distribution at Scottish … Continued

December 17, 2021

BEAR SCOTLAND EDUCATION PROGRAMME REACHES OVER 4,000 PUPILS AND TEACHERS

Over the last year BEAR Scotland has engaged with over 4,000 school pupils and teachers through its education outreach programme. Educational materials have been produced, online sessions have been delivered, and BEAR has worked with schools to develop engineering activities and challenges for the curriculum. A package of new materials has been produced for schools … Continued

December 16, 2021

IT’S NOT ‘JUST GIVING’ FOR BEAR SCOTLAND

Road maintenance company raises £38k for good causes As 2021 draws to a close, leading road maintenance company BEAR Scotland is proud to reveal that it has delivered almost £38,000 to 28 charity and community initiatives throughout Scotland in the last 12 months. Joanna Buggy, BEAR Scotland Engagement Manager, leads the company’s dedicated Corporate Social … Continued

December 9, 2021

LOCHABER MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM RECEIVES £1,000 DONATION FROM BEAR SCOTLAND

Fort William based charity nominated by BEAR staff BEAR Scotland has donated £1,000 on behalf of all staff to Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team (LMRT). LMRT attend incidents that are remote from the roadside where the normal emergency services are unable to operate. They provide rescue services in a wide range of scenarios, from climbers stuck … Continued

November 30, 2021

BEAR SCOTLAND SUPPORTS BRAKE’S ROAD SAFETY WEEK CAMPAIGN

BEAR Scotland supported the road safety charity, Brake’s Road Safety Week campaign which ran 15 – 21 November. Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event and this year its theme was Road Safety Heroes. It celebrated the work of road safety professionals and emergency services across the UK and informed the public … Continued

November 1, 2021

EDINBURGH DOG AND CAT HOME RECEIVES £1,000 DONATION AND A RAFT OF PET PARAPHERNALIA FROM BEAR SCOTLAND

Leading roads company BEAR Scotland has donated £1,000 on behalf of all staff to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, as well as a raft of pet toys, food and blankets donated by staff. The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is the fifth charity this year to benefit from a new initiative launched by BEAR Scotland … Continued

October 27, 2021

SEASON’S GRITTINGS…

BFG – Big Friendly Gritter visits Livingston schools ahead of winter Livingston schoolchildren were greeted by one of BEAR Scotland’s enormous gritters after winning a competition to come up with names for the road maintenance company’s new machines. Both St Ninian’s and Dedridge Primary Schools were excited to see the sheer size of the eight-wheel, … Continued

October 15, 2021

BEAR WEATHERS STORMS AND WINS GOLD AND SILVER COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS

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

September 30, 2021

SCOTLAND’S BRAVEST MANUFACTURING COMPANY PRODUCES 15,000th ROAD SIGN FOR BEAR SCOTLAND

  Social enterprise that supports veterans marks strength of three-year relationship with trunk road operating company   The 15,000th new road sign for BEAR Scotland has rolled off the production line at the social enterprise that supports veterans and others with disabilities, Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company. Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company (SMBC), based in Erskine, employs … Continued

September 27, 2021

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

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

September 8, 2021

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

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