Merger gives Scott-Moncrieff a Highlands foothold

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ACCOUNTANCY firm Scott-Moncrieff today unveiled plans to gain a foothold in the north by “merging” with an Inverness-based rival.

Callander Colgan, which was established in 2008 and focuses on audit, accountancy and business advisory services to clients across the Highland region, will join the larger firm on 1 May, with the enlarged entity retaining the Scott-Moncrieff name.

The move will see Mhairi Callander become a partner within the newly expanded firm, heading up the Inverness office. Brian Colgan will remain as a director and all 12 staff will be kept on in the Inverness office after the deal, which the firms described as a merger.

Stewart MacDonald, of Scott-Moncrieff, said: “When I became managing partner in 2013, I said that we would not shy away from consolidation, but instead would take the time to seek out new partners and deals that offer the best for us and our clients. Our merger with Callander Colgan does just that – we have a growing client base in the Highlands, with a particularly strong public sector practice, and the time is right for us to have an established local presence.”

Scott-Moncrieff, the oldest accountancy firm in Scotland, has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and until now has had an “informal” foothold in Inverness.

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