Supporting the Plant community throughout Scotland.

About The SPOA

Our Vision

The Scottish Plant Owners Association, now based in our dedicated office in Stirling, was founded in 1950 when the then leaders in the field of plant machinery – legendary names like Gordon Anderson, Frank Lilley, Willie Logan and Niall Hodge – united to further the interests of an industry that they were passionate about, a legacy that continues to this day.. 

Over the last 70+ years The Scottish Plant Owners Association has grown exponentially, but our vision remains unchanged: To be the heart of the Plant community in Scotland.

What we do:

Every day at the SPOA we are first and foremost advocates for the plant industry. Whether that is through ensuring our industry is training the right people, in the right way, lobbying about issues that matter to our industry or through championing innovation in the sector. 

The SPOA Executive Committee is at the heart of all of this, with elected representatives across the industry and the different faculties we represent. Do you have what it takes to shape the future of the Plant Industry? If so we’d like to hear from you.

The SPOA Executive Committee, is the elected steering group for the oranisation and it's members are voted for at our Annual General Meeting held each March.

The committee participates in, and is also divided into, the following subgroups:

  • Membership
  • Safety, Training and Competency
  • Decarbonisation
  • Industry Suppliers
  • Lifting
  • Social + Events

Meet the Scottish Plant Owners Association Exectutive Committee below, or read some words from our Current Association President, Callum Mackintosh.

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