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Highland firm Cairngorm Group to supply Inverness-made windows to Falkland Islands site, 8000 miles away

By Alasdair Fraser

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Cairngorm Group send windows to Falklands
Cairngorm Group send windows to Falklands

STURDY windows made in Inverness are to be shipped 8000 miles to the windy, weather-beaten Falkland Islands.

Family-owned local manufacturer the Cairngorm Group has landed a contract to supply 40 windows for a new skills development facility in the South Atlantic archipelago.

The glass structures will be capable of withstanding the worst of the elements at the Falklands’ government-owned training centre at Port Stanley, just 800 miles from Antarctica.

Cairngorm managing director David Dowling said: “The key thing is that we did not require to create specially strengthened windows for the chilly Falklands winds. The double-glazed windows we manufacture for the Highland weather were already of the strength and specification required.”

Cairngorm, now in its 67th year, enjoys a £10 million turnover and produced a record 28,000 windows last year.

Mr Dowling added: “We received the order via Inverurie-based kit frame manufacturer Scotframe, who we have partnered in several ventures. The kit and windows were sent by sea container from Aberdeen to Port Stanley. Everything has gone smoothly and we’re pleased to have successfully fulfilled an order bound for the other side of the world.”

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