Scott Welding and Fabrication, a growing business based at Olligarth, Whiteness, is to build a bespoke metal fabrication facility aiming to increasing production capacity and capability.
Established by Gary Scott in 2006, Scott Welding and Fabrication is a small business providing high quality steel fabrication services to major clients in the aquaculture industry. The business has a quality reputation with clients in Shetland, mainland Scotland and products distributed to Norway, Chile, Greece and Asia.
A born and bred Shetlander, Gary has worked in the aquaculture and energy industries which led to his understanding of industry welding and fabrication needs and how these could be resolved. He is now following his passion moving to full time work to fulfill a demand in the market place.
The business currently works from a small workshop but is moving up to a larger purpose built facility in Tingwall. The project is supported by up to £30,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
“This new building will mean the business can provide a more efficient service and allow expansion and handle bigger fabrication jobs.” commented Gary. “The building is expected to be completed in 2014.”
David Priest from HIE, said: “We are delighted to be able to assist Gary to expand his business both in terms of capacity and in product development. The international fishery and aquaculture industry in which Scott Welding and Fabrication already operates is a competitive business for small skilled fabricators and success will be based on a reputation for reliability and quality. These are something which Gary most definitely possesses. “