Scotia Handing Services was established in 1977 and has built its outstanding reputation on an unswervingly high quality service, with our customers’ satisfaction at the centre of all that we do.


We are an independent family run company, a unique quality in our market, and our customers value the personal service that this enables us to provide. No call centres, 0800 numbers or enquiring through head office – we are available 24/7 and always welcome our customers in to discuss their requirements with our engineers and view the extensive range of stock we have on offer.


Our focus on customer service has enabled us to build a vast portfolio of valued customers, locally, nationally and internationally.


Our engineers complete LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) qualifications meaning that they are trained to the highest industry standards. Please visit for more information.




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Privacy Policy Statement

Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited are committed to protect your privacy and personal data. The purpose of this Privacy Policy Statement is to explain how Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited process your personal data related to all interactions with it.
We protect your data in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which requires data controllers (such as ourselves) to document our lawful basis for processing personal data. It also gives you rights over how your data is processed.
Any update to this statement will be published on

What information we collect
We may collect the following information:
– Name and job title
– Contact information (company, email address, contact numbers, business property address etc)
– Demographic information
– Information required to carry out any services we are engaged with you
– Images from CCTV used at our premises (68 Bridge Street, Linwood, PA3 3DR)
– Passwords for our online certification portal which are provided to customers and can be changed by them if they wish

How we use the information we collect
We required to collect the information as above to enable us to respond to your enquiries, understand business needs, set up customer accounts and set up access to your certification online for products/services that we sell, for business development, marketing when you have consented to receiving such marketing material, and for other purposes as described in this Privacy Policy Statement.
You may opt out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time by contacting
We will not use your personal information for any other purpose unless you consent to such use by us, such uses are disclosed to you at the time of collecting the information or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
All card details are shredded after payment when provided remotely.

Transfer of your personal data
Where Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited might share personal data with an external company or service that we employ as part of our work, we ensure that personal data that we may pass on to them will be held securely, and used by them only to provide the services or information that you have requested..
We may transfer or disclose personal information to regulatory bodies, government agencies and law enforcement, and other parties as permitted or required by law.
Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited ensure that sufficient level of data protection is maintained through appropriate measures for transferring personal data.

Securing your personal data
Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited take reasonable and appropriate steps, and require our service providers to take reasonable and appropriate steps, to protect personal information from miss-use, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. To keep electronic information secure, we use a range of security measures, such as restricting access to users who have a valid username and password.

Retention of your personal data
We only retain personal data for as long as it is necessary for us to render the services you have requested or given your consent to, except where otherwise provided by law.

Online Certification System
Scotia Handling Services Limited uses an online certification system supplied and hosted by Motion Software which is linked to from our website. The personal data held in this system is limited to name, and email address. For further information on Motion Software and their Privacy Policy, please visit

Your rights
Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited will not collect and store your personal information unless you have given us consent to do so. We will clearly explain why we are requesting the data and how it will be used whenever we ask for your consent.
You may contact Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited at any time to check that your personal information is accurate. Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited will update or erase any incomplete, inaccurate or outdated personal data. You also have the right to ask Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited to restrict the processing of your personal data, for example, when you have asked us to verify the accuracy of your data or asked for data to be erased.
If you feel that Scotia Handling Services Limited and Scotia Trading Companies Limited has not complied with the applicable personal data legislation, you have the right to lodge a complaint to a competent supervisory authority.
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy Statement or the use of your personal data, please contact:
01505 321 127


Products & Services

Lifting Equipment

 Scotia Handling Service supply, hire, repair, service, inspect, test and certify lifting equipment. We have the largest choice of lifting equipment stock in central Scotland and the West Coast which allows us to deliver goods to our customers quickly. We stock the market leaders in our industry and ensure that every product we supply to our customers is of the highest standard.

Load Testing

 Scotia Handling Services prides itself on its ability to find testing solutions for all situations. Our qualified engineers have the breadth of experience required to efficiently and effectively test all equipment; giving our customers peace of mind that they are operating in a safe environment.


 Scotia’s qualified engineers are experienced in inspection of all lifting equipment and can provide this service efficiently to minimise disruption for our customers. Scotia’s excellent reputation is a result of over 30 years of providing a consistently first-rate service.

Online Certification

Scotia’s online certification system is easily accessed via our website using a personalised log in. This system can give you piece of mind that all your certification is stores securely online and can be accessed easily whenever you need it.


Lifting Legislation

 Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) are regulations under the Health and Safety at Work Act which govern people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. LOLER requires that lifting equipment is subject to periodic thorough examination and all records of these examinations must be kept.

Test Weight Hire

 Scotia currently has in stock over 100t of calibrated steel test weights from 25kg hand weights to 2t block weights for load testing. All our weights are available for hire and we can include lifting cradles and boxes with slings to suit your lifting requirements. Our load cells can also be hired to be used in conjunction with the test weights to give real time evidence of the load weight.

Height Safety

 Scotia Handling Services supplies and inspects all height safety equipment, from restraint lanyards to the insulation of 1.2KM steel wire safety line systems. We can carry out 6 monthly inspections of all personal height safety equipment, harnesses, lanyards etc. Please contact our office to discuss your inspection needs and we can manage the booking of these to ensure that you are meeting your safety requirements. We are also a qualified service and repair centre for Tractel inertia reel and fall arrest blocks as well as all Tractel height safety systems and Faba rails.

Wire Rigging

Scotia Handling Services can supply and fit a range of marine, architectural and structural stainless steel rigging to meet your requirements. We specialise in the supply and fit of stainless steel wire rigging, for both residential and commercial use. Our main wire rope suppliers are Gunnebo and Sta-lok. Our team of engineers can swage any wire rope between 3mm and 16mm in our workshop, either in house or on site. We can also press ferrule secured eyes from 2mm to 28mm diameter wire and have these wires in stock. For bigger sizes please contact our sales team to discuss your requirements. All wire rope slings conform to the current British Standard.



“A big thank you to you and your team for supplying the stainless steel wires for our walk bridge. We have completed the work and the opening is tomorrow. I shall send pictures to remind you just how good you guys are.”

Hugh Stirling Ltd

“I would like to thank you and all the people involved in load testing of two vessels in our factory…the flexibility and professionalism for all has been outstanding.”

Doosan Babcock

“Thank you for your recent assistance to test and certify our Bollards at Oban. The expedient service was greatly appreciated. Thank you for accommodating us as such short notice and for providing a high level of service.”  

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

“At short notice Scotia Handling were able to source, supply and arrange delivery of all the gear to meet a very tight shipping deadline. Throughout the process your office kept me up to date. Thanks again for the first class service.”

GSS Marine Services

“The show by Aleksandra Domonavic, part of the Glasgow International 2014, would not have happened without your expert assistance. Your company also did a superb job of hanging the screens for Fiona Tan as part of Glasgow International 2012. All very much appreciated.”

Gallery of Modern Art

“Just to let you know that the wire you got for the Clansman has been delivered and is now onboard and fitted on the vessel. Can I just put on record our thanks for your speedy, professional and cheerful resolution to our problem. Thanks again.”

CalMac Ferries Ltd

“I am writing to compliment the service Serco recently received on one of our vessel’s. The vessel required an urgent lift inspection carried out due to being on downtime, within two hours of contact Scotia, a test engineer was on site and carried out an expedient load test on some critical equipment. Owing to this expedite service, our vessel;s tasking was not interrupted and the vessel remained available for tasking.  Many thanks to your dedicated team.”


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Get in touch with our friendly team by using the contact details below.
T: 01505 321127