Double dinner dates


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Main picture: Branch chairman Steven Mackay of D&E Mackay Contractors (fourth right) with his top table guests.  (Above) You’re having a laugh: Vice chairman Ian Miller, managing director of Miller Plant; Steven Mackay; and Andrew Rennie, truck sales manager of main sponsor Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Aberdeen.


It was a night for the record books when the Aberdeen branch of the Contractors’ Mechanical Plant Engineers held its annual dinner dance last week.

Chairman Steven Mackay welcomed a ‘best ever’ turn-out of 220 members and their guests to the culmination of the branch’s 50th anniversary year.

For the first time the event attracted a main sponsor in the shape of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Aberdeen. Other sponsors included Miller Plant, D&E Mackay Contractors and Coltel.

The committee will enter its second half century with a programme that includes presentations by Finning (February 10), Scot-JCB (March 10) and others to be announced soon. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month and for further details contact secretary Neil Scott at


Welcome wagon: Mercedes-Benz vehicles await guests.



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LIGHTHOUSE-CLUB1The Scotland West branch of industry charity The Lighthouse Club brought its year to a close when 330 people assembled in Glasgow for the annual dinner.

With a top raffle prize of a week for two in Portugal and an online auction the event raised £24,500 to take the year’s total to £31,000.

Branch chairman Alistair Murdoch of Finning said: “I would like to thank all the table hosts, sponsors and guests for all the events for making my first year as the chairman such a great experience and also raising a great amount for our charity.”

Events for 2015 include a race night at Hamilton Park on May 13 and the annual golf competition, date to be confirmed.

Lighthouse speaker Les PetersiSpeaker Les Peters entertained the audience.


Article posted 9/12/2014