Braehead Arena

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our Events Team at Braehead Arena recently. First it was the “Battle of the Legends” which saw former World Boxing Champion Ricky Burns fighting former British & Commonwealth Boxing Champion, Willie Limmond. Ricky Burns won the bout after the referee stopped proceedings in the 8th round. Then last Saturday the arena hosted the Scottish Football Masters which saw Celtic, Rangers, Hearts & Hibernian competing to see who would be crowned the Masters Champions 2023. Celtic played Hibernian in the final and ran away worthy winners beating the capital team 5-2 with Celtic’s Gary Hooper winning the competition’s Golden Boot Award. Our friendly and engaging Events Team always enjoy the variation the Arena space offers with these types of events, which continues again this Friday with the Glasgow Clan Ice Hockey Tea

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9/11 Memorial

Today, September 11 we remember the sacrifices of U.S. citizens and service members on the day that is forever burned into all our hearts and minds. As the towers fell, the Pentagon burned and the ground smouldered in that rural Pennsylvania field, the world rallied to stand arm-in-arm. Each year on 9/11, officially designated Patriot Day, we stand together again and proclaim "never forget."

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Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed annually on September 10 to raise awareness regarding the subject of suicide and the actions that can be taken to prevent these tragedies on a global scale.  In the UK, men are three times as likely to die by suicide than women. In the Republic of Ireland, the rate is four times higher among men than women. While there has been a reduction in the number of people completing suicide over the last ten years, the numbers are still worryingly high. World Suicide Prevention Day aims to start the conversation about suicide and to show that recovery is possible. If you are wanting to learn more about how to how to spot suicide warning signs or how to have a conversation with someone you’re worried about, see the free 20mins training below: https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/suicide-awareness

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Taunton

Last month our Event’s Division were in Taunton, Somerset for the August Bank Holiday weekend providing the security and crowd management at “Live in Somerset 2023”. The event is now in its 10th year for LCC Live and takes place annually within Vivary Park. Over the weekend, 25,000 attendees enjoyed headliners - Noel Gallagher, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Alfie Boe & McFly.  As always, this particular event’s success relies on the fantastic LCC Live event delivery team who always provide the smiles, laughs and friendly public engagement for all. #summerevents #keepingpeoplesafe #cidercountry

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AIG Woman’s Open

Last month our Events Team were proud to provide the security and customer safety stewards to the AIG Women’s Open which was held at the prestigious Walton Heath Golf Course near Walton on the Hill in Surrey. The AIG Women’s Open is the fifth and final major of the 2023 LPGA Tour season contested by 144 of the best women golfers in the world. Our team enjoyed an array of weather conditions while carrying out their duties with a friendly and engaging smile, keeping all attendees safe and secure as they enjoyed a thrilling end to the tournament which saw the USA’s Lilia Vu run away from the field earning a six-shot win after an impressive final round.  Our team of 100 staff covered all the key event positions around the course that included the site build security, event entry system, the clubhouse, the players facility, hospitality areas, player crossing points, perimeter patrols,

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Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Last month our Event’s Division provided the security and crowd management at Scotland’s Largest Camping Music Festival – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. The event is now in its 20th year and takes place within the Belladrum estate near Beauly, just north of Inverness. This unique festival was a sell-out with 24,000 revellers attending each day, to see acts including Travis, Bastille, Sigrid, Sam Ryder, KT Tunstall, The Zutons, Kiefer Sutherland, and Peat & Diesel. This family friendly festival has changed rapidly since 2004, growing in reputation and stature and we were delighted to be involved providing our hard working, friendly and helpful staff. Security Scotland Operations Director, Chris Callaghan commented: “It was a pleasure seeing all the planning and preparation for this festival coming to fruition, like most events, it had its own individual challenges given the location that is why the level of detail covered pre-event is so crucial. Special praise must

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Welcome David

Security Scotland are delighted to introduce David McAlpine as our new Area Manager specialising in the Licensed Trade Division. With 20 years of experience in frontline security, David brings a wealth of industry knowledge and outstanding client relations. His experience of being involved with the security teams throughout the UK at several large events which include the Euros Championships, the Commonwealth Games, numerous music events but his main area of focus has always been the Licensed Trade sector.  David McAlpine, Area Manager said “It’s a pleasure to be working for Security Scotland. I can’t wait to start promoting our Licence Trade Division, To continue our existing client relationships and support our hard working teams to increase our portfolio throughout Scotland.”

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Genesis Scottish Open

Security Scotland’s Specialist Services division carry out an array of specialist services including Behavioural Detection Officers, Integrity Testing, Close Protection & Specialist Dog Handling.  Last month, 2 of our specialist teams were deployed at the Genesis Scottish Open in Gullane, North Berwick. Our Close Protection team carried out Player Protection roles for the competition’s marquee competitors. Our team come from an array of backgrounds that include ex-Police, ex-military and the private security industry. Our Specialist Dog Handling team were deployed at the event entry point providing public reassurance as well as using their senses to detect prohibited substances.

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Cycling World Championships

Cycling World Championships Thurs 3 - Sun 13 Aug Glasgow and across Scotland The event is kicking off tonight with an opening ceremony including performances from Scottish singer KT Tunstall, other local artist, and family entertainment. Useful accounts to follow Organiser: 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships  Live trunk road updates: Transport Scotland  Local road closures: check with your local council Glasgow updates: www.getreadyglasgow.com

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International Security Office day

This week we celebrated International Security Officer’s Day!  We thanked those essential workers who are putting themselves at risk to keep us safe everyday. The reason why its celebrated on July 24th is to reflect the 24/7 nature of the security industry. These amazing people work tirelessly, sometimes giving up time away from friends and family, to keep other people and property safe.  Its was great to give our workers the thanks that they deserve and recognize the hard work of all of our security staff! Stewards, Security Officers, Door Supervisors alike, thank you for all of the work you do.

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