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200 Years and Counting for 8 Sport Aberdeen Employees


A selection of staff at Sport Aberdeen have celebrated over two hundred years of service.

The eight employees were recognised during a Long Service Awards presentation at the Inspire Building on 2nd December.


Among the staff were Leisure Attendant at Mackenzie Championship Course; William Bannerman, who reached 26 years of service in June while Duty Manager for Sheddocksley Sports Centre; Edward Wood also celebrated 26 years. Marilyn Ingram, also of Sheddocksley, celebrated 27 years of service.


The employees were presented with their awards before members of the Sport Aberdeen Board who were delighted to recognise their impressive milestones and years of hard work.

Human Resources & Organisational Development Manager, Nickie Scorgie, says their knowledge and insight are invaluable to both the company and the City of Aberdeen and the award is a symbol of our recognition.


Human Resources & Organisational Manager, Nickie Scorgie, said, “It is with great pleasure that Sport Aberdeen can boast over 100 years of experience between just three employees. Their knowledge and insight are invaluable to both the company and the city of Aberdeen. But more than this, they embody hard work and determination as evidenced through their years with Sport Aberdeen. As a company, we cannot thank them or congratulate them enough for their endeavours.”


The complete list of long service awards are as follows:


Anne Low – 25 years on the 01 April 2015

Edward Wood – 26 years on the 16 October 2015

Helen Morley – 29 years on the 16 April 2015

Iain Hunter – 26 years on the 05 June  2015

Kenny Seivwright – 27 years on the 01 August 2015

Marilyn Ingram – 25 years on the 27 March 2015

Neil Tennant – 26 years on the 02 October 2015

William Bannerman – 26 years on the 29 June 2015