SPOA News

With over 350 members within the SPOA there is always something to report on. Here you will find all the past, present and future news stories from the Scottish Plant Owners Association.

This review is looking at Plant Operations i.e. those who operate items of construction plant. It is also focused on short duration training not NVQ…
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Report on the annual Highland Quaich golf tournament held in Inverness at Inverness Golf Course
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Another successful SPOA golf day in the bag following our return to Mar Hall, Bishopton for the annual John Blackwood Trophy
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After months apart during the pandemic, members of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) got to meet up at the inaugural President’s summer…
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Shining sun and a big blue sky with views over to Leith and Arthurs seat an apt view for the winner of the Whyte Trophy this year.
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Project Plant's Gary Moug recently interviewed the SPOA's new President Callum Mackintosh. With trade bodies playing a key role in helping to guide…
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Our social calendar is aimed to encourage that community. It’s the opportunity to network with fellow members who share the same passion for the Plant…
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ON THE 9TH MARCH 2021 THE SCOTTISH PLANT OWNERS ASSOCIATION HELD ITS 70TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING BUT WITH A DIFFERENCE...
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The UK Government has not supported the plant hire industry by continuing with the red diesel subsidy, despite consulting with the SPOA and other…
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With the upcoming introduction of the VAT Reverse Charge on 1st March 2021 the Scottish Plant Owners Association has produced guidance to explain what…
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Kevin Stewart MSP thanks the Scottish Construction Industry for its determination and perseverance during the pandemic.
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At a time when lockdown had hit hard and most teenagers were challenged with home learning, a plucky 13-year-old from Cullen set out to achieve his…
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A reminder of COVID precautions and rules from SPOA.
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13 Year old Jamie Currie, Son of SPOA member James Currie of Currie Contractors digs has become the youngest operator in the UK to gain his CPCS Red…
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Young at Heart – Brian Young - A Letter to the Industry December 2020
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has called for stakeholders from across the industry to come together to tackle the widespread problem of…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has compiled its formal response to the UK Government’s consultation on plans to remove the subsidy on…
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The SPOA welcome the decision made by HM Treasury to delay the Reverse VAT charge which will now begin in March 2021.
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) & Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) have written a guidance publication for plant occupations…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association have produced artwork for equipment stickers to encourage best practice in line with the CiCV Forum safe return…
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Following The First Ministers address on Thursday 28 May, where she confirmed that Scotland will now move to Phase One of easing the COVID-19…
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