New League Cup sponsors unveiled

Pictured at Harlaw Park are Highland League President Eddie Innes with Alan Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland. '(Picture by pauldouglaspictures.com)
Pictured at Harlaw Park are Highland League President Eddie Innes with Alan Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland. '(Picture by pauldouglaspictures.com)

The Scottish Highland Football League announced on Tuesday (January 10) that Breedon Aggregates are the new sponsor of the Highland League Cup.

Breedon Aggregates are the largest independent aggregates company in the UK, employing over 800 people in Scotland and England and supplying a wide range of products and services to the construction and building services industry. They have a total of 17 quarries, 11 asphalt plants and 22 ready-mixed concrete plants in Scotland, stretching from Ullapool in the north to Kirkcaldy in the south, with almost half of their locations falling within the catchment area of the Scottish Highland Football League.

The company also owns a significant stake in BEAR Scotland, which manages the North-east and South-east trunk road networks on behalf of Transport Scotland, and a majority stake in traffic management services company ALBA Traffic Management, the leading provider of traffic management solutions in the north of Scotland.

Highland League President Eddie Innes said, “We are delighted to have secured Breedon Aggregates as the new sponsor for our flagship Cup competition. In the current climate sponsorship can be difficult to attract and we see it as a reflection of the strength of our league and this competition that we were able to replace the outgoing sponsor in a relatively short space of time and with such a prestigious company.

“Breedon Aggregates have a strong footprint across the Highland League region and we look forward to welcoming their representatives to matches in the warm manner associated with our clubs. We aim to reward their support with another exciting competition and the anticipation of the first round draw is already growing amongst the clubs.”

Chief Executive of Breedon Aggregates Scotland, Alan Mackenzie, added, “The Highlands of Scotland are our heartland. We have been serving the local authorities, businesses and communities in this area for many years and we’re proud to have this unique opportunity to support one of the sporting mainstays of the region.

“We look forward to working with the Highland League to make the coming season one of the most successful ever.”

The draw for the first round of the Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup will take place on Tuesday, January 24, at Inverurie Loco Works Social Club.