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Caledonian Logistics and Cairngorm Brewery sponsor stage at Aviemore Harley Davidson Rally

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Caledonian Logistics, one of Scotland’s leading distribution specialists, has joined forces with Cairngorm Brewery to sponsor a stage, using one of the company’s trailers, at one of the largest Harley Davidson Owners Group Rallies’ in the UK. 

The Rally, which was held in Aviemore between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th August, attracted over 5000 bikers from across the UK. This is the fourth year the two companies have teamed up to provide a stage at Cairngorm Brewery’s bar, the Winking Owl. The bar hosted bands from across the country during the three-day Rally.

The Cairngorm Brewery, an award-winning craft brewery based in Aviemore, has been a customer of Caledonian Logistics since the haulage company formed in 1999. Caledonian Logistics deliver over 1000 pallets for the brewery every year to a range of major UK supermarkets.

Caledonian Logistics, a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has four depots across Scotland in Aberdeen, Inverness, Cumbernauld and Oldmeldrum. The firm employs 130 staff and boasts an award-winning fleet of 72 vehicles, 86 trailers, 24 of which are double deckers. They handle 700 deliveries on a daily basis for distribution throughout the UK and Europe.

Derek Mitchell, owner of Caledonian Logistics said: “Cairngorm Brewery is one of our longest serving customers and we have a very strong relationship with them. It’s a pleasure to provide one of our trailers as a stage at the Aviemore Rally. The Rally is a great event for the local community and it’s always brilliant to see so many bikers descend on the Highlands every year.”

Merlin Sandbach, sales director at Cairngorm Brewery said: “The Harley Davidson Rally provides us with a fantastic platform to showcase our craft beers and real ales. We are delighted that Caledonian Logistics supports us by providing one of their trailers. This allows us to provide live entertainment throughout the weekend, regardless of the weather.

Caledonian Logistics is one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.   The Palletways Group comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 20 European countries, including the UK.

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