Yearly Archives: 2014

Kirkcaldy High School benefits from synthetic pitch replacement

The existing 3G artificial pitch at Kirkcaldy High School was badly in need of replacement due to excessive failures of the carpet and the risks this was causing to users. Ecosse Sports were tasked with replacing both the carpet and existing the shockpad and installing a new insitu shockpad and TigerTurf ‘40XQ’ 3G synthetic turf carpet. The project also included remedial works to the perimeter fencing and kickboards as well as providing new football goals for the school.

Ecosse wins major refurbishment project at Scotstoun Sports Complex

Following on from the successful refurbishment project at Palace of Arts, Ecosse Sports are delighted to announce they have the contract to upgrade the existing facilities at Scotstoun Sports Complex in Glasgow. The scope of works involve upgrading the existing hockey pitch to a IRB reg 22 3G artificial turf pitch as well as resurfacing the existing four 5-a-side football pitches and three tennis courts.

Athletics track refurbishment for Williamwood School

Since opening in 2006, the athletics track at Williamwood School in East Renfrewshire has been heavily used by both pupils of the school and the wider community. Having carried out various repairs on the track as the surface has worn through age, Ecosse Sports were asked to carry out a full refurbishment of the track surface. The full refurbishment included treating moss/algae where growth was evident, a specialist cleaning of the track and repairing damaged areas of the base mat before applying a structure coat re-spray of the entire track area. The final stage of the project was completing a full relining operation including all lane, hurdle and event markings.

New MUGA for Woodlands School

Thanks to some generous support from the ‘The Big Lottery Fund’, Woodlands School in Edinburgh is benefiting from a brand new MUGA area, constructed by Ecosse Sports. After a competitive tender process, Ecosse were chosen as the preferred contractor to build a 24m x 16m MUGA with rebound panel fencing complete with one set of recessed goals and basketball hoops. The finished surface is a sand-filled synthetic turf with various painted lines to cater for an array of sporting activities within the school. This is a fantastic new facility for this specialist school whose children will benefit enormously from the opportunity to learn and play a multitude of sporting activities. Luke McGeechan, Sales Director for Ecosse Sports said, “We were particularly pleased to play a major part in this project and make a significant contribution to what will be a tremendous asset for this school and its pupils. A number of people connected to the school worked extremely hard to secure the funding required to make the schools ambition of having their own MUGA a reality. We are delighted with the feedback we have been given in relation to the finished MUGA which has been extremely positive and now the school can look forward to using this well-deserved facility.”

New 3G surface for The Royal High School

Ecosse Sports have successfully completed the refurbishment of a existing full size sand-dressed synthetic pitch to a new, 3G artificial surface at The Royal High School in Edinburgh. The work was undertaken for a private facilities management company who look after the schools on behalf of the local council. As well as the new surface, a brand new fence system was installed, replacing the existing one which was badly damaged. Working under an extremely tight deadline to have the facility ready for the start of the new school term, Ecosse managed to have the both the surface and fencing completed within a 3 week period. TigerTurf ‘40XQ’ 3G synthetic turf was installed which passes both FIFA 1* and FIH accreditation and therefore is a popular surface within the education market.

East Lothian schools receive artificial pitch refresh

Both North Berwick High School and Preston Lodge High School in East Lothian have recently refurbished their artificial pitches. These full size pitches were in excess of 18 years old and required both the carpet and shockpad to be replaced. Both schools opted for the TigerTurf ‘Evo PRO’ sand-dressed carpet to cater for the high demand of hockey, tennis and recreational football. Ecosse were delighted to facilitate this much needed refresh, in time for the return of pupils in the autumn term.

AEGON UK – New 3G 5-a-sides

Aegon UK is a pension, insurance and Investment Company based in Edinburgh that are the proud owners of two artificial turf 5-a-side facilities at their headquarters. These pitches are utilised by their staff, and help to promote health and wellbeing amongst their workforce. With the Aegon pitches less than a mile away from our offices, Ecosse were eager to carry out the refurbishment of these facilities. The scope of works involved changing a tired and dated sand-filled surface to a new 3G synthetic turf. TigerTurf ‘40XQ’ 3G carpet was installed along with a new roof net for both facilities. We hope the staff will be very pleased with the results.

Mary Erskine’s hockey pitch refurbishment

Ecosse Sports are delighted to have been chosen to refurbish the existing synthetic turf hockey pitch at The Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh. The school, voted Independent school of the year, in 2012 boasts excellent sports facilities and they have decided to install TigerTurf ‘Evo PRO’ sand-dressed artificial carpet which will complement the high demand for both hockey and tennis use within the school. We look forward to starting this project at the beginning of the summer school holidays.

Athletics sprint facility next on the agenda for Wallace High School

Following the successful installation of their beach volleyball facility, Wallace High School continued in their pursuit of providing first class, diverse sports facilities to pupils and the wider community by constructing an athletics sprint facility. The four lane, 120m long athletics area also includes a long jump run-up and associated landing pit to give users as much choice as possible in utilising the facility. Once again, Ecosse Sports were chosen as the main contractor for project having proven experience in delivering similar athletics facilities to clients across Scotland. The aim of this project was to create an outstanding athletics area that adds to an already impressive collection of sports facilities and further cements Wallace High School as one of the leading secondary schools for sport in Scotland.

Palace of Art synthetic pitch refurbishment

An original water-based synthetic pitch, which was at the end of its useful life, at the Palace of Art centre set in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow has been restored to its former glory. Ecosse Sports has reconstructed the surface to a fully compliant FIFA 1* and IRB reg 22 accredited 3G pitch. Ecosse successfully won the competitive tender to lift and dispose of the synthetic turf and shockpad as well as the existing irrigation system. Preparatory works to the engineered base were also carried out prior to the installation of a new 15mm insitu shockpad and TigerTurf ‘60XQ’ 60mm 3G carpet. Remedial works to the perimeter fencing and kickboards also made up the detailed scope of works. Working with City Building Glasgow on behalf of Glasgow Life, both Ecosse and the client are very pleased with the completed work. We at Ecosse hope that this is the first of many exciting projects working with this client.

New polymeric tennis courts for Burrelton Tennis Club

Ecosse Sports have transformed two, tired looking macadam tennis courts in Burrelton, Perthshire by installing their ‘Tennitec’ cushioned polymeric system on behalf of Burrelton Tennis Club. The club has invested many years of patience and hard work into sourcing funders for the project. Ecosse were delighted to install a finished surface that meets the specific performance requirements of the collective club membership. The ‘Tennitec’ was chosen by the club based on previous experience playing on polymeric tennis surfaces. Moira Coull from Burrelton Tennis Club said; “Ecosse were the standout choice for our refurbishment project and we are all ecstatic with job they have done for us.”

Additional ‘Advantage PRO’ tennis surfaces to be installed at Dunfermline and Colinton

Following on from successful refurbishment projects at Dunfermline Tennis Club in 2012 and Colinton Tennis Club in 2013 respectively, both clubs have decided to upgrade their remaining synthetic turf courts to TigerTurf ‘Advantage PRO’. Since the initial installation of this surface at both clubs, demand and popularity have dictated that the remaining older surfaces are refurbished to the same high standard. Everyone at Ecosse looks forward to working with both clubs again in the coming weeks.

Scotland’s first beach volleyball facility completed

Ecosse Sports are delighted to have successfully constructed Scotland’s first outdoor, purpose built beach volleyball facility at Wallace High School in Stirling, one of Scotland’s top schools for sport. As a previous winner of the Scottish School of Sport award, Wallace High has a proud tradition of producing top Scottish sport talent like footballer Gary Caldwell and ex Scotland rugby internationalist Kenny Logan. The school has now become a centre for beach volleyball with the construction of a new outdoor facility. Sales Director for Ecosse Sports, Luke McGeechan shared enthusiasm for the project in stating, “We were particularly thrilled to be involved in this project, given the unique nature of the facility and the opportunity it presents to those who want to get involved in beach volleyball within the central belt.” Paul Ramsay, Business Manager for the school praised Ecosse Sports contribution to the project. “Having worked with Ecosse before, they were the easy choice to complete this work for us and once again, they have exceeded our expectations.”

New courts a hit at Banchory Tennis Club

Banchory Tennis Club is now the proud owner of three newly refurbished synthetic turf tennis courts, installed by Ecosse Sports. Having worked with the club for a number of years, Ecosse were delighted to deliver a new, first class tennis surface in two tone red/green combination, using the increasingly popular TigerTurf ‘Advantage PRO’ tennis carpet. Mr. Macduff-Duncan, the project manager for Banchory Tennis Club during the contract commented, “The entire club are delighted with the new courts. Banchory has a thriving popularity for tennis and we are grateful that Ecosse Sports could complete this project for us before the start of the new season.”

Strathgryffe Tennis Club opt for ‘US Open’ style courts

Ecosse Sports have successfully completed the refurbishment of two synthetic turf tennis courts at Strathgryffe Tennis Club in Renfrewshire. The club have joined the ‘Advantage PRO’ revolution, choosing the ever popular TigerTurf surface with its un-rivalled nine year warranty. ‘Advantage PRO’ is available in a range of two tone colours and in this instance, Strathgryffe are the first club in Scotland to go with a blue playing surface and dark green surrounds, akin to that used at the US Open. Tennis Conveynor Susan Weanie commented post installation, “We are absolutely delighted with the new courts. Ecosse delivered a very professional service from start to finish. Our members are very happy with the courts and we will certainly consider using them again in the future when it comes to refurbishing our other synthetic turf courts.

Replay (Scotland) Rejuvenate ‘most remote tennis court in the British Isles’

Bunabhainneadar Tennis Court is the most remote tennis court in the British Isles, set within a beautiful setting on North Harris. The court itself is 6 years old and given its location, had suffered badly from infill contamination which made the synthetic turf surface dangerous to users. Replay (Scotland) were tasked with using its patented ‘Rejuvenation’ process to extract the contaminated sand infill using a unique compressed air process, aerating and cleaning the carpet before adding new, clean sand infill to be worked back in. The end result was much to the clients delight – “Chris and Robert have done a fantastic job in terrible conditions. Rain and gales enough to make a grown man weep – but they kept on going!” Proof attached in the photo.

Starting the New Year with bang at Meadowbank

There is no rest for the Ecosse Sports operatives as we begin another year; it was straight to Meadowbank Sports Complex to start a refurbishment project on their outdoor athletics facilities. Works on the hammer cage, javelin and shot putt area are all part of this project. Keep checking this website for further updates and pictures.