Press and TV Coverage

Press and TV Coverage

Between August 2016 and September 2017, our teams were filmed by an independent TV company, Caledonia TV, whilst deployed on a variety of projects across Scotland,including the Forth Rail Bridge and the Viaducts of Inverbervie and Findhorn.  The result was a one hour documentary which was aired on BBC Alba on Wednesday 22nd November.

This documentary, focussing on our ability to ‘access the inaccessible’, provided a fantastic showcase for our work and an ideal opportunity to illustrate to the uninitiated the application of Industrial Rope Access techniques.  The cameras followed our operatives as they carried out inspection and maintenance on these substantial structures – and getting to touch history, quite literally, is not lost on team Gecko, particularly with regard to the Forth Rail Bridge.  It’s fantastic knowing it is not hugely accessible to everybody. Over the years, we have found original rivets and such like in some of the beams; and there are bits of the bridge which, if not untouched, have been touched lightly over the last 130 years, and only visited by a handful of people.

Caledonian TV high res images

In a lead-up to the programme, there was a great two page spread in the Sunday Mail – all in all, fantastic coverage for Geckotech Solutions.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University

Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University

We are excited about the potential impact of new technology in our area of expertise; opening up other avenues, whilst maintaining the highest levels of service across our entire product offering.

Our close association with Glasgow Caledonia University continues and we are delighted that we have recently been successful in securing a second Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with GCU, tying in with the first KTP but taking a slightly different approach.  KTP is Europe’s leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base.