Burntisland-Canada Connections Grow (Update)

In September B.B wrote about Canadian involvement in BiFab and also about Briggs Marine buying Canadian businesses – Burntisland-Canada Connections Grow.

Since then ownership of Forth Ports has moved to Canada –

Forth Ports has changed hands after its majority shareholder, independent fund manager Arcus European Infrastructure Fund, agreed to sell its stake in the company to Canadian pension investment manager PSP Investments for an undisclosed sum.

Before all these, innovative Burntisland based business CelluComp attracted Canadian investment –

“In January 2011, Christian Kemp-Griffin joined CelluComp as CEO. Christian strengthened the management team and brought in new investment to the company from Abundant Venture Partners and the Claridge Group, based in Montreal, Canada.”

Scotland and Canada have always had many personal and business connections.

Burntisland’s Highland Games (next year Monday 15th July, 2019) attracts visitors from there (and many other countries). One feature of Games Day is the “Exiles reception” for former residents and their relatives, held in the Burgh Chambers before parading to the Links, led by the Burntisland Pipe Band.

Another visitor from Canada (in 2007) was Richard Wyatt, grandson of David Danskin for the unveiling of a plaque to his grandfather, the founder of Arsenal Football Club.

If you know of other Burntisland-Canada connections please contact B.B.

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