SPOA Events


Meeting of Lifting Businesses to Establish an SPOA working group

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
12:30 pm

  • Hosted by The Scottish Plant Owners Association
  • 0141 248 3434

The Cromlix

Kinbuck, Dunblane

Delivering on the needs of the Scottish Lifting sector

Over the years the Scottish Plant Owners Association has been brought to task by members who operate in the lifting sector for a lack of representation, more recently both members and non members have approached the SPOA with concerns that businesses in this sector feel that their specific needs and interests are not being addressed.


Taking these concerns onboard the President of the Association chaired an initial meeting of members and lifting businesses on March 29th 2022 where the attendees agreed the unanimous need to create a working sub-group of the SPOA dedicated to addressing the many challenges facing the lifting sector such as attracting fresh talent.


This meeting is being held as an open meeting to all businesses in the lifting sector, be you involved in crawlers, mobile cranes, port handling, Hi-Ab's, roto-telehandlers etc you will be made welcome. We aim to establish wider interest in this project on the day and formally begin the creation of this new working group taking a collaborative approach to deliver mutual benefit to the industry.


We'll meet at the Cromlix Hotel at 12:00 noon for a 12:30 start, working Lunch/Tea/Coffee will be provided.


A good attendance is expected and required, this is your opportunity to shape the future of your Industry!


Finer Details:

  • Businesses wishing to attend should be headquartered in Scotland

  • Businesses needn't be SPOA members but should be willing to join and support the effort

  • Limited to one representative per business, the attendee should be the principal business contact or business owner

  • Registration is absolutely necessary

  • An agenda will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting


SPOA White Golf Trophy

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Hosted by The Scottish Plant Owners Association
  • 0141 248 3434

Burntisland Golf Club

Kinghorn, KY3 9LQ

The SPOA return to Burntisland for the Annual White Trophy, join us on this historic course at the 10th oldest Golf Club in the world for The Scottish Plant Owners Association Annual White Golf Trophy!


  •    10:15am Registration with Breakfast Rolls and Tea
  •    11:15am First Tee Time
  •    Hole In One Competition
  •    Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin Competition
  •    Two Course Meal
  •    Prize giving presentation

This event sold out in 2021 and is one of only two SPOA golf events this year so book your place ASAP!

Competition information:

  •    The competition is an individual stableford
  •    Members can book individually or book a four ball or multiple four balls.
  •    Only Members will be playing for the coveted White Trophy
  •    Guests of Members will also be playing for a 1st and 2nd place
  •    All participants will play in the longest drive and nearest the pin.
  •    All participants will be able to play the HOLE IN ONE competition


  •    Individual member or guest - £90+vat
  •    4 Ball - £360+vat

Eventbrite booking fees may apply, full invoice provided with booking confirmation.


Hole In One sponsorship can be arranged with SPOA President, Callum Mackintosh by emailing to

50% Of the profit from this event goes directly into the SPOA's charity the Aitken White Trust.


Rules and Information:

  •    Golfers must wear appropriate golfing attire at all times
  •    Golfers must replace all divots on the tees and fairways, fix ball marks and rake bunkers leaving the rake outside the bunker.
  •    All carts must be kept clear of the greens, tees, signs and hazards
  •    Cart drivers must be 16yo or older

About the course:

The 18-hole course, 5995 yards, par 70, is set above the coastal fringe, and was designed by the twice-Open Champion Willie Park Jun. of Musselburgh fame and “the Man who took Golf to the World” – on the recommendation of no less a golfer than Old Tom Morris himself. Old Tom reported “I went over the ground at High Bents and my opinion is that it would make a first class golf course.” James Braid also made some alterations in 1922 – so we have a strong golfing pedigree, and the course still reflects the original design with a few minor changes and re-sited bunkers to suit changing conditions.

The first 9 holes opened in autumn 1897 and the full course on 1 May 1898. The course is largely flat, although there are 4 hilly / sloping fairways at 7, 9, 10 and 11, which are well worth the (short) climbs and descents. For every golfer there are a variety of challenges requiring both ambition and imagination and holes that test your nerve and skill! The fast greens also require a deft touch, and the odd 3 putt is easily forgotten if you pause a moment to take in the great seaward views from many of the vantage points. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Castle, the Bass Rock and Berwick Law and the Forth Bridges, all being easily recognisable in or across the water.

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SPOA President's Summer Barbecue

Friday, August 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA

Following the success of the inaugural event The Scottish Plant Owners Association is proud to present another superb event in the Capital.

Join us on the two acre rooftop garden of the prestigious Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh with our President, Callum Mackintosh hosting the evening bringing SPOA members together from all across the country for a barbecue feast, music from acclaimed Scottish Band Trail West and drinks into the early hours.


  •    Arrival 18:30 for 19:00
  •    Welcome Drinks
  •    Live Music
  •    BBQ served in the Garden
  •    Pay bar with Champagne, Cocktails, Beers and Spirits
  •    Live Music continues into the evening


  •    Early Bird tickets are £45+vat until sold out then onto the standard price of £50+vat

Members and Non Members welcome.

  •    50% of any surplus raised will be given to the SPOA's charity the Aitken White Trust.

Dress Code:

  •    Smart/Business Casual


  •    The SPOA and Glasshouse have arranged a special flat rate of £375 for the night for all rooms surrounding the rooftop garden, they include a mix of Executive rooms and Suites and are allocated on a first come first served basis. All these rooms have direct access out onto the garden. Book your room here.
  •    Many other hotels are very close by including the Balmoral, Courtyard by Marriott and Holiday Inn Express

We expect this event to be a sellout so book ASAP!