Monthly Archives: May 2016

Drummond Laurie Team Win!

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The Drummond Laurie team played very well on Tuesday to beat 20 other teams to win the much sought after “President’s Cup” at the annual Charity Golf Competition run by The Rotary Club of Falkirk at Glenbervie Golf Club.

The Team consisting of Alastair Herbert, Lewis Falconer, Ian Croall and Gordon Matheson were presented with the trophy along with a bottle of malt whisky and a packet of golf balls each, by Rotary Club President elect Margaret Lyon.

The event, in its eleventh year, raised in excess of £5,000 which will, along with other Club fundraising proceeds contribute towards the Club’s many charitable enterprises such as the Schools Eco awareness Competition in conjunction with Falkirk Council, Young musician of the year, Primary Schools Quiz, Rotary Youth Leadership awards (an Outwards Bounds Course), Challenge Enterprise (a Business training weekend for gifted young people), the Community Achievement Award in Conjunction with the Falkirk Herald and Phoenix Honda, A birthday parcel delivered to a single elderly person every week, Annual Charities day in Falkirk High Street, and tending to the Flower tubs at Grahamston and Falkirk High Stations. In addition the Club donates annually to many local Charities.

Internationally contributions are made to Water Aid, Jaipur Limb, Sight Savers and Shelterbox on a regular basis and they continue to lend their support to the “End Polio Now” campaign that envisages the total eradication of Polio Worldwide by 2020.





Soup for Strathcarron

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Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantshospiceAs charity partners for Strathcarron we try to support in different ways so today is lunch at Drummond Laurie, homemade lentil or broccoli soup with freshly baked rolls for a donation.

Thanks to soup chefs and special thanks to Gillian Hunt who got up extra early to bake!soup




High Atlas Challenge getting close…

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Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantsstrathcarronWith just over three weeks to go until David Wheeler, Gillian Niven, susan Russell and Gillian McLelland leave for Morrocco to trek across the Atlas Mountains for Strathcarron Hospice.

So many lives are touched by Strathcarron Hospice which constantly strives to develop the services it offers.  As well as inpatient care and day care, Strathcarron has recently launched its Hospice at Home service.  Strathcarron need over £10,000 per day! morocco 4

Thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising so far and if you didn’t make it along to our coffee morning or other activities there’s still time to support us via Just Giving – 2







Planning for the Future

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Drummond Laurie Chartered Accountants

inheritance taxIt is important to plan for the future and this is certainly true in relation to inheritance tax. Failing to plan for inheritance tax purposes can have significant implications, including unexpected tax bills that potentially could have been avoided and in some cases the sale of assets which have been in families for generations.

Despite inheritance tax being a complex area, it is one that should not be ignored.

The question that is often asked is: Where do you start?

As trusted and respected business advisers, we would ask the following:

  • Do you have an up to date will, which reflects your current wishes?
  • Do you have an up to date Partnership Agreement in place that allows the partners’ wishes to be fulfilled?
  • Are you taking full advantage of reliefs available to minimise inheritance tax?
  • Do you qualify for existing inheritance tax reliefs?

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Supporting Strathcarron with a Trek up a Wee Hill!

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Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantsDSCF4230 (200x142)Next month David Wheeler, Gillian Niven, Susan Russell and Gillian McLelland from Drummond Laurie, along with 8 others, will be taking part in a trek across the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice.

They are all taking this very seriously – here’s the proof!  A picture of them on a training day at the top of Ben Vrackie.


They will leave Glasgow on Saturday 11th June and spend  6 days in Morocco, more on that in the coming weeks!

They had a boost to their fundraising this week with support from Falkirk football Club, John Mitchell Haulage, MAN Trucks and The Howgate Shopping Centre.  Read all about it on the following link Messages to Morocco










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