In The News

Here at Morris Leslie we never stand still. Our In The News section will keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings; from high profile auctions to major plant equipment investments through to business acquisitions.

Perthshire plant hire company gears up for further growth

January 31, 2024

30th January 2024 Perthshire plant hire company gears up for further growth  One of the UK’s leading suppliers of plant hire equipment is gearing up for further growth following
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Morris Leslie Plant Hire places record £87.5m JCB order

March 16, 2023

JCB has won its biggest ever deal in the UK after rental firm Morris Leslie Plant Hire placed an order for £87.5 million worth of machines  – including a big fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders. The huge order from the Perth based company who
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Plans for £33.8 million leisure-led development in Perthshire given green light

July 26, 2021

Plans for a £33.8 million leisure-led development at West Kinfauns, Perthshire, have been given the green light at a full meeting of Perth and Kinross Council today (Wednesday
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Interview with Plant Planet; The Making of Morris Leslie

July 26, 2021

For those who think Morris Leslie is just about construction plant hire and used equipment sales, then think again. There are eight different businesses within the umbrella of the dynamic Morris Leslie group, operating from 18 locations throughout
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Scottish Entrepreneur, Morris Leslie, Launches New, Luxury, Venture

July 26, 2021

With “staycations” continuing to dominate the UK holiday landscape, Perthshire entrepreneur Morris Leslie, owner of the highly successful National plant hire & sales company and the leading Scottish vehicle auction business which both bear
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Morris Leslie Plans for £33.8 Million Leisure-Led Development in Perthshire Revealed

January 15, 2021

Proposals have been revealed for a new £33.8 million leisure-led development at West Kinfauns, Perthshire. The leisure-based destination is being proposed by plant machinery company, Morris Leslie, which has its headquarters at
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October 4, 2019

On Saturday 27th of October, over 800 guests gathered at the Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee for the Courier Business Awards 2019. The event takes place annually to
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While 1980s Porsche 911s seduce bidders in Scotland, Black Maria Albion with serial killer provenance is nicked for £21,525

August 19, 2019

Both Type 930 Porsche 911s from Scottish ownership sold under the Morris Leslie hammer at Errol in Perthshire during a 4½ hour Saturday 17 August sale for 170 classics, which included the locally-bodied 1951 Albion FT521 that transported
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Morris Leslie Places £36 Million Order With JCB

June 7, 2019

Morris Leslie is one of the fastest growing rental businesses in the UK. Based near Perth, Scotland, it rents a wide range of construction plant and operates an equipment sales business, including
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Morris Leslie Acquire Edrington’s (Famous Grouse) Building At Kinfauns and Establish New Business Centre

May 29, 2019

Perthshire based Morris Leslie, have purchased the prestigious former Edrington building (locally known as the Famous Grouse building) at West Kinfauns, creating a new business centre for local companies looking to expand or organisations
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O…MG! What an Auction!

April 5, 2019

An avid collector of MGs has chosen Morris Leslie’s upcoming Classic Auction in May to sell his fabulous collection of MGs. The four MGs selected for auction, have been in his ownership between 12 and 25 years and are fabulous examples of the
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McGill Electrical Van Disposal Auction

February 22, 2019

Following on from the recent demise of Dundee based firm McGill Electrical, Morris Leslie Auctions has been instructed to dispose of their sizeable fleet of vehicles on behalf of Ogilvie Fleet. At this Wednesday’s (27th) Light
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Classic Auction Focuses On Modifications & Restorations

February 18, 2019

Scotland’s first Classic Vehicle Auction of 2019 is going to be a key date in the calendar for fans of restorations and modified cars. This Saturday 23rd, will see over 150 great entries going under the hammer from a stunning 1960 Austin Healey
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Plant Hire Group Eyes Options For Expansion

January 18, 2019

  Morris Leslie Plant Hire, based in Errol, invested more than £59 million on new equipment last year as it grew the size of its fleet by 700 vehicles. The Perthshire firm is one of the largest plant hire operations in the UK and plans to
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Sky Lodge Named Top Place To Stay By

January 11, 2019

Brilliant fourth place from top holiday website A leading holiday website has named Perth as one of the most welcoming cities in the UK. The Fair City was named as the fourth most welcoming city in the country by,
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Time Travel (Editorial from Classic Plant & Machinery)

December 27, 2018

A new working event held in Perthshire took Paul Tofield back to the early 1960s as he observed the operation of classic plant organised by Morris Leslie. A new working event north of the border for classic plant enthusiasts is reason
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The Last Classic Auction of 2018

November 6, 2018

Errol’s Classic Vehicle Auction, this Saturday 24th, at Errol Airfield brings a close to 2018’s Classic Auctions at Morris Leslie and they are finishing the year on a high with well over 200 great entries to choose from. As always
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Morris Leslie Cement No.3 Telehandler Position

September 19, 2018

Morris Leslie are delighted to have cemented their position as one of the top telehandler hirers in the UK. In's Cranes and Access survey of the top telehandler rental companies in the UK and Ireland we come a strong third for the
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Mecalac Agrees Site Dumper Contract With Morris Leslie

August 9, 2018

Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd, a global leader in compact equipment design and manufacture, has announced a supply agreement with Morris Leslie Plant Hire Ltd. The contract will see Mecalac provide one of the
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Royal Highland Show, Million Pound Week for Morris Leslie

June 27, 2018

The Royal Highland Show has for more than a decade been a key date in the Morris Leslie Group's event calendar. Being one of Scotland's most iconic events, it showcases the very best of agricultural and construction equipment and provides an
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Picking Up A Penguin!

June 25, 2018

Picking Up A Penguin!  Morris Leslie are delighted to be sponsoring the Maggie’s #PenguinParade which is hoping to raise £540,000 to run Maggie’s Centre ( for a full year. #Maggies provides free practical, social and
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13th Tayside Classic Motor Show At Errol Airfield

June 6, 2018

The 13th Tayside Classic Motor Show is being held at Errol Airfield PH2 7TB on Sunday 10th June in aid of local children’s charities including Cash for Kids. Over the last 12 years the car club has been delighted to have been able to donate
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Private Collector Chooses Errol Classic Auction To Sell His Treasures

June 1, 2018

Errol’s Classic Vehicle Auction on the 9th June will provide a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to bid on a fantastic selection from the renowned RMP private collection! The long time collector has chosen a wide range of lots, 10 in
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Morris Leslie Plant Hire On The Acquisition Trail Again

May 20, 2018

National plant hirer Morris Leslie Plant Hire Ltd has continued to expand its fleet and depot network with the acquisition of Surrey based Chertsey Plant Hire. 5 years, to the very week, since the company purchased 3 depots from Ambrose Plant
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The Scottish Council Sale of Sales

May 17, 2018

Councils always look after their equipment to the very highest standard, ensuring consistent maintenance and regular replacement of assets. This month’s annual council auction, held at historic RAF Errol Airfield situated halfway between Perth and
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Classic Published Results

May 4, 2018

Morris Leslie Vehicle Auctions’ 2nd classic of the year was a great success at the weekend, with 1500 people turning out to watch the action and bid on some fantastic classic lots.  In an auction which spanned through the ages, with great entries
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Classic Badges, From Names You Trust

April 23, 2018

From Amilcar to BMW, there is a great selection of Classic Vehicles, going under the hammer at Errol Airfield this weekend. The Auction has a huge range of fresh, quality entries with some very attractive guide prices. So, for those considering
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Come and Meet The Team at Hillhead 2018

April 5, 2018

Morris Leslie's Plant Hire and Sales divisions specialise in top quality, modern machinery. The business is looking forward to Hillhead to display a selection of its 1400 nearly new, low houred machines for sale, primarily telehandlers, excavators,
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Perth Airport Owners Weigh Positive Options For Future

April 2, 2018

A new study jointly commissioned by the Morris Leslie Group and Perth & Kinross Council’s investment arm Invest in Perth has set out a range of positive alternative futures for Perth Airport. Consultants Ekos prepared the 40-page
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The Auction That Spans The Decades – Classic Auction April 2018

March 20, 2018

The Auction that spans the decades – from the 1920’s into the 21st Century, Morris Leslie Classic Auctions has it all Scotland’s next Classic Car Auction of 2018 is set to take place on Saturday April
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Scotland’s First Classic Auction of 2018

February 12, 2018

Scotland’s first Classic Vehicle Auction of 2018 is fast approaching with a great selection entries. The auction is perfectly timed for enthusiasts to purchase a Vintage, Classic or Retro vehicle for enjoyment on Spring time weekend runs and the
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NEW Manitou 420 H

February 2, 2018

The new MT420 H is the newest addition to our modern telehandler range and comes on the back of launching the 20m JCB telehandler to our range in 2017. Thus providing Morris Leslie customers with access to  a comprehensive telehandler
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Queen’s Rolls Royce Up For Grabs

November 29, 2017

Vintage Rolls Royce used by the Queen up for grabs in special classic car auction The royal vehicle is revved up and ready to go under the auctioneer's hammer at the sale in Perth. Fancy driving around in a flashy car fit for a Queen? Thanks
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Cars of the Stars

November 29, 2017

Auction: Golf star's Jaguar, rare barn find and a regal form of transport all set to go under the hammer The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and the Mearns Edition) 21 Nov 2017 - Richard Burdge Intriguing histories, royal connections and
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Coming In To View

November 20, 2017

Morris Leslie Plant Hire has been quietly expanding its business to give nationwide coverage, and further growth is anticipated. Alan Guthrie reports. Morris Leslie Plant Hire certainly raised its profile - and a few eyebrows - last December when
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Volvo Excavators as part of 2017 Investment

November 29, 2017

Morris Leslie Plant Hire Ltd has purchased a large consignment of Volvo excavators as part of its 2017 investment programme Morris Leslie has bought 66 new Volvo compact excavators as well as five reduced-swing ECR145Es and seven 14-tonne
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