A MORAY quarry has new owners, it emerged today.
Breedon Aggregates Scotland Limited has confirmed the purchase of Speyside Sand & Gravel Quarries Limited, including its quarry at Rothes Glen, near Elgin.
The first quarry in the north east on Breedon’s portfolio, the acquisition will see about one million tonnes of sand and gravel reserves added to its stock.
Commenting on the acquisition, chief executive Alan Mackenzie said: "Since Breedon Aggregates acquired the former Ennstone Thistle business we have been on the look-out for suitable opportunities to grow our business and build up our reserves north of the border.
"Rothes Glen is an excellent addition to our existing portfolio and will provide us with a supply of quality sand and gravel reserves in the heart of one of our key markets."
Breedon’s Scottish operations are headquartered near Dundee, with the company employing about 400 people across its 18 quarries, 11 asphalt plants and 22 ready-mixed concrete plants.
The company owns a 37.5% stake in trunk road authority BEAR Scotland and a majority stake in traffic management services company Alba Traffic Management.