Scotsturf Preview

Scotsturf, Scotland's premier exhibition for the groundscare and sportsturf industry continues to perform during its year of transitional change.

A virtual sell-out, the exhibition continues to change to reflect the need of exhibitor and visitors alike. Over the last five years the event has grown by over 100% and despite problems with available exhibition space at the Royal Highland Centre the organisers have worked to ensure the success of the event.

Further expansion has not been possible during the last two years but the promise of a new purpose built exhibition hall for 2003 has meant that change had to be made in the exhibition layout for 2002. Perhaps a blessing in disguise, the organisers hope that the heating problems which has been a feature of the past exhibitions will now be a thing of the past and an under one roof show for next year spells the beginning of enhanced visitor and exhibitor facilities.

This year the show will remain spread over three exhibition halls at Ingliston. The old Hall C has now been removed and has been replaced by a large nearly complete single span exhibition hall, which although nearing completion will not be in use by Scotsturf this year.

To accommodate the displaced exhibitors for Hall C the exhibition now will include the adjacent Car Auction building on the south side of the original Hall A.

The majority of the 120 plus exhibitors have been coming to the show for many years, proving the importance of Scotsturf in the Scottish calendar. Visitors also come from all over Scotland and further field as communication links to Edinburgh improve. Visitors from the north of England continue to make their way north to Scotland capital and the introduction of cheap and frequent budget airline flights makes it accessible from both Belfast and Dublin.

BIGGA's stand - B16 - will be manned by Peter Boyd, the Scottish Regional Administrator, along with Pauline Thompson and Gemma Lee, from Headquarters, as well as members of the Scottish Board.

For further information please contact Nicky McGarry
on: 028 9042 2274 or email:

Scotsturf Exhibitors 2002
A Plant
Allen Power Equipment Ltd
Allett Mowers Ltd
Alpha Plus (Scotland) Limited
AM Phillip Spray Techniques
Askham Bryan College
Avant Techno
Blec Landscaping Equipment Ltd
Bomford Turner Ltd.
Brian Young (Machinery)
Central Tyre Ltd
Cheviot Trees Ltd.
Cleveland Sitesafe Ltd.
Clydeside Trading Society
Complete Weed Control Ltd
Conifox Nurseries
CSC Amenity
Cranfield University
Double A
Eagle Promotions Ltd
Enginetech Ltd
Eric Hunter Ltd.
Etesia UK Ltd.
Fleet (Line Markers) Ltd
Fraser C Robb
Garfitts International Ltd
GreenMech Ltd
Greentech (Sportsturf) Ltd
Groundsmen Industries
Growing Concern Scotland Ltd
Henderson Grass Machinery Ltd.
Henderson Outdoors Ltd
Henry H Sheach
Hunters Grinders Ltd
IPU Group
Indespension Ltd.
J & S Montgomery
Kubota (UK) Ltd
Langside College
Links Leisure Ltd
Logic Irrigation Ltd.
Logic Manufacturing Ltd
McLays Supplies Ltd
McNab Sport / Scottish Groundcare
Melvins Ltd
Midland Power Machinery Distributors Ltd.
Myerscough College
N & S Allan Seeds
Nairn Brown (Glasgow) Ltd
Oatridge Agricultural College
Overton (UK) Ltd
Pinnacle Power Equipment Ltd
Play-Ground Supplies Ltd.
PLM Power Products
Richard Aitken (Seedsmen) Ltd
Robert Acton Product Development BAGO
Rousseau Equipment Limited
Rolawn (Turf Growers) Ltd
Rufford Soil Technology
Russell Groundcare Equipment Ltd.
Scotia Golf Cars
Scotplants Ltd.
Scottish Golf Environment Group
Scottish Amenity Marketing
SGM (Scottish Grass Machinery) Group Ltd.
Simon Tullett Machinery Co Ltd
Sisis Equipment (Macclesfield) Ltd.
Sports Turf Services
Stewarts and Company (Seedsmen) Ltd.
Stiga UK Ltd
STRI Scotland
Swan Plant Services Ltd.
Teleshore UK Ltd.
Thomas Sherriff & Co Ltd.
Thorntrees Landscapes
Toro Commercial Products - Lely (UK) Ltd
Totrax Ltd
Tower Chemicals Ltd.
Tower Tools & Equipment Ltd.
Trimax Mowing Systems Ltd.
TRP Scotland Ltd
Turf Machinery
Turfmech Machinery Ltd.
Ultra Plant
Universal Play Ltd.
Vaderstad Ltd.
Vitax Ltd
Wiedenmann UK Ltd.
Wilkie Recycling Systems Ltd
Yamaha Motor (UK) Ltd
Valtra Tractors (UK) Ltd.