Breedon buys Blinkbonny Quarry in Scotland

Operates a quarry and concrete plant near Kelso in the Scottish Borders.

1 June 2018

Breedon Northern Limited, a subsidiary of Breedon Group plc, has acquired Blinkbonny Quarry (Borders) Limited.

Blinkbonny operates a quarry and ready-mixed concrete plant near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, employing 14 people.  The acquisition provides Breedon with its first quarry in the region, with approximately 2.8 million tonnes of high-quality basalt hard rock reserves and resources and a fleet of ready-mixed concrete mixers and tippers together with a volumetric concrete mixer.

Commenting on the acquisition Alan Mackenzie, Managing Director of Breedon Northern, said: “Blinkbonny gives us a great opportunity to establish a presence in the Scottish Borders, through a business with long-term mineral reserves and resources.  It is well invested, with modern plant and machinery, and has established an excellent reputation for quality and service among its customers in the surrounding area.”

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