Published December 2016
Blakes have made a Christmas gift to the Lowther Hills Ski Club in Dumfriesshire of a diesel tank to fuel their ski lift to keep their tow up and running this ski season.
The Club commented:-
“The successful running of Lowther Hills Ski Club is possible mainly thanks to the help of our volunteers, which make things happen on and off the slopes.
Over the past months we have invested much time and effort on a costly and complex programme of improvement of the Lowther tow’s electrical and safety systems. One of the many jobs we wanted to complete before winter was the replacement of the tow’s original single skin diesel containers.
We needed specialist advice to find the best solution for our challenging weather conditions and limited space at the Engine hut, while complying with all current legislation and quality standards. So, we asked the best people for this job.
Edinburgh-based Blake Group are a UK leader of engineering services in the fields of oil tank production and fabricated steelwork.
When we first approached Blake Group, they kindly listened to our requirements and provided us with top-class expert advice. Shortly after, we were most grateful to learn that Blake Group had decided to support the community-owned, mountain playground of the south of Scotland with a donation of a new, state of the art fuel tank.
And a month later, the weather finally gave us a break. In Arctic conditions, Blake Group’s fuel tank was brought on the 22nd of November by our volunteers to its new home on Lowther Hill at 710m (2,330ft) altitude. We believe it now is Blake Group’s highest fuel tank in Britain.”