Niche sectors

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East Ayrshire - annandale

Continuing a tradition of innovative thinking in East Ayrshire, the area has a number of specialist businesses serving niche areas. Covering everything from specialised leisure equipment to complex design, these are businesses that are highly successful in their own particular field.

  • Microtech has grown to become one of the largest Professional IT Support and Maintenance Companies in Scotland. The company offers customised solutions for small and large corporate businesses as well as specialist software products.
  • McCallum Bagpipes supplies pipe bands throughout the world. In addition to designing and creating beautiful instruments using state of the art machinery, the company also supply drums and quality Scottish highlandwear.
  • Annandale Designs one of the leading fabrication and specialist metalworkers in the UK. The staircases and building fitments can be found in some of the finest homes in the Middle East and exclusive retail businesses such as Harrods.
  • Kays Scotland manufactures and exports the finest curling stones in the world. The company has exclusive rights to harvest granite from Ailsa Craig, and produces the only stones used in competition by The World Curling Federation.

Kays Scotland

Kays Scotland has been based in Mauchline, East Ayrshire, for over 150 years.


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