In 2015, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Championship was played over a composite course at Gullane just outside Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The Scottish Open is one of the most highly regarded competitions on the European Tour that offers among the highest prize money of the year. Usually played the week prior to the Open Championship, the event always attracts an exceptional field including some of the greatest players in the game. It is also one of the few European competitions to be screened live in the USA.
Like all large scale golf competitions, there is a requirements for a large amount of temporary structures and facilities, all of which need to be cleaned and kept free of waste during the competition. Spectrum is delighted to work with the European Tour on these prestigious events, this being the second Scottish Open we have worked with.
Spread over vast areas of countryside, we provided cleaning and waste management facilities for all public areas, merchandising areas, public catering facilities, corporate hospitality suites, VIP areas, official and technical areas, and BOH operational areas. In addition to the cleaning and waste management services we also provided towels and laundry services.
With the eyes of the golfing world on these televised events, it is imperative to keep all areas of the course clean and tidy at all times. And when the crowds have dispersed, it is essential to remove waste and dispose of it in a responsible manner, all before the crowds arrive the next day. All of this has to be done over extremely large areas across the many acres of golf course.
Our service at golf events always gives full consideration to sustainability issues and delivering the most environmentally friendly results possible. We work closely with event organisers to ensure we utilise local suppliers, and local sourced, environmentally approved, products whenever possible.
We have also delivered cleaning and waste management services for the 2014 Scottish Open Championship at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, and the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.