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Latest News

Closure of our Coatbridge laboratory

Nov 15, 2019

Our laboratory in Coatbridge is closing permanently; it will open for the last time on Friday November 15th 2019. We’ve already been in touch with clients directly affected by this closure but we wanted to make sure all of our clients know about our new sample transport arrangements in Scotland.

While we will no longer have a laboratory in Coatbridge, our laboratory in Aberdeen remains, and we are completely committed to remaining a trusted partner to all of our clients. To that end, we have retained our transport employees in Scotland and will continue to serve the area as normal. All samples will now be transported to other laboratories within the ALS group for analysis.

Our new ALSelf Check-in drop-off location in Coatbridge

The Coatbridge laboratory has been replaced by a new ALSelf Check-in location, a drop-off point that is free to use and accessible Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:30. You’ll need to call us before you use this drop-off site for the first time so that we can give you the relevant access codes. Once you have the access codes, you won’t need to call us every time you want to drop off samples – you’ll simply complete the sample log on site; it’s as simple as entering the date, your company name, the number of boxes you’re leaving and whether your samples are being submitted for any microbiology work. Here are the details for the new drop-off location:

Storage Vault
240 Whifflet Street
Coatbridge
ML5 4RX

Opening times: 08:00 – 17:30, Monday to Friday

Collection after 17:30

Unit number: B015

Please call us on 02476 421213 for the access codes

Changes to our Dundee and Edinburgh drop-off locations

We’ll continue to operate our Dundee and Edinburgh drop-off locations but we are changing the way they operate. You’ll need to book your samples in the day before collection is required, we call these On Demand locations. You must notify us of your intention to use the Edinburgh and Dundee drop-off locations by 4 p.m. the day prior to drop-off to ensure that one of our drivers will be routed to collect your samples – we won’t visit these locations on a daily basis without notification. On Demand locations both improve efficiency and reduce our environmental impact by limiting the number of journeys our vehicles make.

Edinburgh drop-off:

Big Yellow Self Storage Edinburgh
2 Bankhead Avenue
Sighthill
Edinburgh
EH11 4HD

Opening times: 08:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday

Collection at 14:00 latest

Unit number: Q82

Please call us on 02476 421213 by 4 p.m. the day before collection is required

Dundee drop-off:

Keepsafe Camperdown
Ritherford Road
Dryburgh Industrial Estates
Dundee
DD2 3XH

Opening times: 08:30 – 17:30, Monday to Friday

Collection at 12:00 latest

Please call us on 02476 421213 by 4 p.m. the day before collection is required

We hope you’ll continue to make use of our services, we’re committed to making sure your experience isn’t affected by the closure of our Coatbridge laboratory.