Monthly Archives: June 2016

Little visitors!

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We were very happy to get a visit from Julie McVicar and her lovely family this morning.  Baby Glen, who will be two weeks old tomorrow,  was blissfully unaware that he was being handed round for cuddles from everyone in the office!

This called for more cakes!





New Faces at Drummond Laurie

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We are delighted to welcome two new faces to our team at Drummond Laurie.Drummond Laurie Chartered Accountants

shonaGeorge O’Donnell joins us as a Senior Accountant with several years experience gained in practice with a variety of clients.  George lives in Grangemouth, very handy for our office, and is married to Jennifer, they have one son Christopher who is 4.

We are very happy to hear that he’s also a keen runner and we already have him signed up for the Strathcarron 10K!george

Our Summer Intern, Shona Thomson has just completed her 3rd year at Stirling University where she is studying accounts.  Shona is originally from Turriff and is looking forward to gaining an insight into accounts on a real life professional level and although she was really nervous, everyone in the office has  made her feel really welcome.






Thank You Strathcarron

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Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantsstrathcarronSome of you may have been following the Strathcarron 2016 High Atlas Mountain Challenge through our Social Media. This was the first overseas challenge for the Hospice and we at Drummond Laurie were delighted to be able to be a part of this.

Our fundraising efforts mean that we have been able to support the Hospice with well over £30,000.

To quote one of our team on their return, “It’s called a challenge for a reason, it was tough, much tougher than any of us had imagined but on reaching the summit it was amazing and would I change it for the world – never!”DSCF4968 (640x467)

As a  group we averaged over 30,000 steps each and every day in extreme weather conditions – the heat meant that we were up and away from camp each day at between 3am and 6am.  This meant trekking in the dark with only a head torch for light and the terrain under-foot was extremely challenging with rocks and rubble and sometimes a sheer drop on one side. Camp would be set up on arrival but don’t think for a minute this included home-comforts (unless you consider a hole in the ground and baby wipes as your choice of bathroom!).  Our two Moroccan guides were a wonderful addition to our group with their knowledge of the mountain range together with their motivation to keep everyone on the move during difficult times, particularly if there was a fall or sickness due to the high altitude.

We would like to thank Strathcarron for allowing us to be part of this fabulous experience and our fellow trekkers for the laughs, tears and new friendships made!  If you have been inspired to take on your own challenge then please contact      DSCF4736 (1280x959)


Exam Congratulations!

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Drummond-Laurie106Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantsGreat news last week when Graeme Kelly passed the final ICAS exam.  Having studied towards the qualification for 3 years, following 4 years at university, Graeme said “I am pleased to have finally achieved my goal and can now enjoy not having to study in my spare time.”

Mary Jack, Partner,  commented “We at Drummond Laurie are all delighted and very proud of Graeme in passing his final exam and achieving his goal of becoming a qualified Chartered Accountant.  It is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my role to see young talented individuals succeed.”

The Trekkers Return

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DSCF4735 (480x640)We were delighted to welcome back the team from Drummond Laurie and their fellow trekkers who were in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco last week to support Strathcarron Hospice.  It sounds like they had a very tough week and that they were glad to be back home safe and well.  They were looking forward to being able to sleep in their own beds!

The 12 trekkers together have raised over £36,000 and you can still support them via Just Giving using the following link Strathcarron Hospice Morocco TrekDSCF4968 (640x467)






An Early Arrival!

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Drummond Laurie Chartered Accountantsglen mcvicarA slightly earlier than expected arrival for our friend and colleague Julie this week, baby Glen Alexander McVicar was born at 2.41am on 15th June weighing 5lbs 9oz and just like his big sister he arrived 4 weeks early!

Congratulations to Julie, Ian and Alex who you can see here is delighted with her baby brother. glen mcvicar2





Morocco Update

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Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantsIt’s nearly here, tomorrow our team of trekkers will be heading to Morocco on their challenge for Strathcarron Hospice.  We wish them a safe and successful trip.  Thank you to all who have supported in the lead up to this and especially the  Drummond Laurie team who have been amazing, turning up for events, baking, shaking buckets and donating but I’m sure they’ll be happy for a peaceful week next week!

DSCF4230 (200x142)Watch this space for live updates from the mountains, when a signal allows!

To date the group going have raised in excess of £30,000 and hopefully as they trek next week that figure will increase!









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More cakes for Strathcarron at Drummond Laurie today, the team here will be glad when their colleagues head off to Morocco this weekend!

Thanks to all the bakers and to the team here for their support.

3 Sleeps to go…IMG_1936







Drummond Laurie & Grangemouth Rotary

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Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantsrotaryCongratulations to Mary Jack who joined Grangemouth Rotary last week.  She’s looking forward to being involved with rotary and all the good work that they do.

The Rotary Club of Grangemouth was founded in 1949 and has continued to serve the local community in Grangemouth and surrounding district since then.mary rotary

The Club continues to thrive with the current membership of 42, and has a very active programme throughout the year. They meet every Thursday lunchtime at the Leapark hotel in Grangemouth.

The Club supports many local charities. The annual Santa Float collection and the charity Sportsman’s Dinner contributes over £25,000 every year.

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