AquAid in the City – Glasgow, Scotland

AquAid in the City – Glasgow, Scotland

Although I have been assured that Scotland only receives six days of summer a year, the Scottish people I’ve met cheerfully weather the Scots weather (yes, that repetition is intentional) with a wonderfully positive attitude and a great sense of humour, none more so than it would seem in the gem of a city that is Glasgow.

Glasgow may have a bit of a rep from a ways back (I personally blame this on the film ‘Trainspotting – yes, yes, we know that the film was ‘set’ in Edinburgh, but most of the scenes were shot in Glasgow) of being a rather rough and tumble locale, but in the past few decades, Glasgow has emerged as something of a cultural and economic icon on the world stage.

I spoke to the regional manager of AquAid Glasgow, John Barrie, to pick his brain about what makes Glasgow the city to be – the results are wonderfully interesting:

Glasgow was voted in the top 10 friendliest cities in the world in 2016.

Men from Glasgow have fought first in every major battle in every war the British Army has ever fought.

Rangers v Celtic is the oldest recognised Derby in the world and is known as the ‘Auld Firm Derby’.

Glasgow is also home to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, also known as King Tut’s, a live music venue and bar on St. Vincent Street, known for its support to some of the music industry’s biggest names at the start of their careers, notably Oasis (who were famously signed by Alan McGee at the venue in 1993) as well as Radiohead; The Killers; My Chemical Romance and Manic Street Preachers, to name but a few.

In 2015, Glasgow was ranked the number 1 cosmopolitan city in the U.K.

Glasgow boasts one of the oldest cemeteries in Western Europe, the Necropolis, where the rich and powerful tobacco, cotton and slave barons of the Americas are buried.

Certain scenes of ‘World War Z’ were filmed in Glasgow. The opening sequence of the zombie attack in ‘Philadelphia’ was filmed in Glasgow, Scotland, with Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family, unaware of the impending chaos, stuck in traffic on Cochrane Street in the heart of the city. The ‘Philly’ square in which they find themselves caught up in the mayhem is George Square.

Oh, and of course, as mentioned, there’s a branch of AquAid in Glasgow – (we’re seen in all the right places, dear) – staffed by a super friendly and efficient team who have been taking care of their Glasgow customers water and water cooler requirements since 2001.

No bother.

AquAid Scotland welcomes you

AquAid Scotland welcomes you

by Fern Shaw

Since its humble beginnings in 1992, AquAid has grown to the extent of being equipped to supply an extensive range of

Bottled and Mains-Fed water coolers, water dispensers, water boilers and water related products the length and breadth of the UK.

Today, AquAid boasts 23 branches nationwide; this includes three local depots servicing customers throughout Scotland.

Not quite the ABC’s in Scotland, but rather the A’s, E’s and G’s, we first introduce to you:

AquAid Aberdeen – based in Stonehaven, Scotland

The AquAid Aberdeen branch opened its doors in 2000 and is owned by Brian Thomson. Brian and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to offices; retailers; work areas; construction sites; colleges and education centres in and around the Aberdeen area. Committed to meeting AquAid’s exacting customer service standards, they pride themselves on the superior service they provide to over 600 customers.

AquAid Aberdeen supplies their range of water coolers and water related products to the areas of:

Aberdeen; Aboyne; Alford; Ballater; Balmedie; Banchory; Banff; Brechin; Buckie; Carnoustie; Dundee; Ellon; Forfar; Fraserburgh; Huntly; Inverbervie; Inverurie; Keith; Laurencekirk; Macduff; Mintlaw; Montrose; Newtonhill; Oldmeldrum; Peterhead; Portlethen; Portsoy; Stonehaven; Tuffiff; Westhill.

AquAid Edinburgh – based in Midlothian, Scotland

Owned and managed by the highly-experienced Gordon Sandilands, AquAid Edinburgh has been operational since 2005.  Gordon and his team pride themselves on the superior service they provide to more than 1,000 customers, supplying them with an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to company offices and industries ranging from hospitality; construction; manufacturing and IT, to name but a few, in and around the Edinburgh area.

Areas Covered by AquAid Edinburgh:

Edinburgh; Alloa; East Lothian; Falkirk; Fife; Midlothian; Perth; Scottish Borders and Stirling.

AquAid Glasgow – based in Hamilton, Scotland

AquAid Glasgow has been in operation for the past 16 years, beginning in 2001, staffed by a very proficient team managed by the highly experienced John Barrie. Based in Hamilton, John and his team supply an extensive range of innovative and high-quality water coolers and dispensers to offices; retailers; work places and areas in a number of industries in and around the Glasgow area, providing a superior service to over 1,400 customers.

AquAid Glasgow supplies their range of water coolers and water related products to the areas of:

Glasgow; Airdrie; Bellshill; Bishopbriggs; Blantyre; Busby; Cambuslang; Clarkston; Coatbridge; Cumbernauld; East Kilbride; Hamilton; Holytown; Johnstone; Kirkintilloch; Motherwell; Paisley; Rutherglen; Uddingston and Wishaw.

Wherever you’re based in Scotland, these AquAid local branches are more than equipped to meet your water cooler and water related product requirements.

To contact your local AquAid Scotland representative, select the link for your relevant branch now.