Bear Scotland

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BEAR Scotland has added to its senior team with two key appointments to its bridges team. David Bishop and James Petrie will help the trunk road maintenance company deliver the Scottish Trunk Road Network Management Contract for the South East Unit on behalf of Transport Scotland.

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A new £1.1 million catch-pit has been completed at the Rest and Be Thankful to provide additional resilience to the A83. Approximately 120m long and around 12m wide, the catch-pit is capable of holding around 4,500 tonnes of debris material from a potential landslip.

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BEAR Scotland has taken delivery of six new electric powered vans, bringing the total number of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles in its South East Scotland fleet to thirteen. This means that 10% of all BEAR Scotland’s vehicles in the South East are now fully electric powered.

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The preferred bidders have been named for two improved road maintenance contracts in the south of Scotland worth more than £1.4 billion in total. Bear Scotland Ltd will take over the South East Unit and Amey OW Ltd will operate the South West unit. The new contracts will commence on 16th Augus

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Increased competition has contributed to a fall in turnover and profits for road maintenance provider Bear Scotland. Accounts filed at Companies House revealed that Perth-based Bear’s revenues fell 18 per cent to £73.7 million in 2015.

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