Scotia’s radios were easy to use and great quality sound. Our event would not have gone so smoothly without them. During the event, one of our employees got stuck in the lift. Thankfully she had one of the Scotia radios on her which still worked clearly, allowing her to alert us to the situation and get a staff member from the venue to help.
I started www.mountainandglen.com in 2005 after a lengthy career in the Royal Marines. We provide mountain challenge events and outdoor adventures throughout the UK, but particularly in the Scottish mountains.
Safety has always been at the core of our operations and (coming from a military background) I recognise that the ability to communicate with teams in the mountains is a key part of this. We purchased a stock of VHF radios to provide this link.
One of our most popular adventures is the Three Peaks Challenge. So popular in fact that in 2013 we launched the Three Peaks Challenge website to cope with demand. As we started to expand our operations following the launch of the website we identified that we needed to dramatically increase our VHF radio stock in order to cover our new events.
Whilst sourcing new stocks of radios, we met with the team at Scotia Radio and the result was a no brainer! The ability to rent radios as and when required, from a local company who would deliver to our offices meant that we didn’t have to outlay thousands of pounds purchasing stock and that we had no ongoing maintenance or licensing commitments.
Since that time we’ve rented from Scotia on a number of occasions and have been really pleased with the service we’ve received. Whether it's just a couple of handhelds or multiple radios with vehicle-based units and aerials, they always supply up-to-date, functional radios with minimum fuss. Mountain and Glen wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Scotia to anyone and we look forward a long-standing partnership with them.