Drainage Contractors in Central Scotland ~ agricultural drainage ~ sports pitch drainage ~ golf course drainage ~ recreation area drainage ~ field drains
Leslie Dick & Sons
Leslie Dick & Sons (Contracting) Ltd is a land drainage and groundwork contractor based in Central Scotland. We have a proven track record and provide a comprehensive service from pre-installation advice and design to construction.
We are a family business who have been contract draining since the 1960's. We work collaboratively with utility companies, farmers and other land owners and have a proud reputation for quality work and service. We are highly experienced in land drainage design, installation and repairs, drain jetting and flood defence construction. All our operatives are fully experienced and all contracts are supervised by one of the family.
William and Jamie Dick carry out the day-to-day running of the business.
A Blast from the past
We recently found an article published in the Edinburgh Leisure News from July 2002 which we had forgotten about. It reads:
"As a result of a very long wet autumn and spring Silverknowes Golf Course has been closed for weeks at a time leaving a big dent in the income generated at the course.
In terms of customer satisfaction this was a disaster and in financial terms a major loss to Edinburgh Leisure of upwards of £2,500 per weekly closure.
Eddie Hanratty, Grounds Maintenance Manager, said "This had long been recognised as a problem that had to be addressed. We commissioned a drainage consultant to carry out a survey and produce a drainage plan for the course."
Thereafter a job specification was drawn up and Leslie Dick and Sons have been appointed to carry out the work at a cost of £60,000. This involves excavating trenches and installing wavincoil drainage pipes.
All finishing works to restore the golf course to its excellent playing conditions will be carried out by Edinburgh Leisure's greenkeeping staff.
Eddie contined: "Members of the public who regulary use the course have shown their appreciation through comments to greenkeeping staff as well as to the golf starters. The work is being carried out in four sections to cause minimum disruption to our customers and should take about five weeks to complete. All going well there should be a lot of satisfied customers."
Eddie Wood, former club captain of Silverknowes Golf Club, and one of our regular users commented "the course is in great playing condition at the moment, but this drainage work was desperately needed as we were losing more days every year, due to flooding. Our members are delighted at the commitment shown by Edinburgh Leisure to Silverknowes Golf Course."
Long Service Award
A photograph of one our employees receiving his Certificate of Long Service from The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society. Jake has worked with us for over 30 years and is a tractorman and machine operator with an exemplary record of employment and reliability.
Our Refurbished Inter Drain
More than 50 farmers took part in a topical drainage advisory day on Wednesday 13th March 2013, organised by the SAC and held at Halls of Airth Farm. Here is video of our newly refurbished Inter Drain 2030 G.P. trenchless plough working with our new Mastenbroek self propelled gravel trailer.
We provide a comprehensive and professional solution for any land that has drainage problems.
Using the latest equipment and techniques we provide a permanent solution with the minimum fuss and disruption.