Dornan celebrates achievement of local engineering firm


Glasgow Cathcart MSP James Dornan has laid down a Parliamentary motion congratulating Castlemilk based Castle Precision Engineering Systems on being awarded the contract to build the 90kg solid aluminium wheels on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car.

The Bloodhound Project aims to build a supersonic car that will attempt to break the land speed record and reach an astonishing speed of 1,000 miles per hour.

Chosen to engineer the wheels on the supersonic car is Castle Precision Engineering Systems, a prestigious engineering firm which was awarded the 2010 Institution of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturer of the Year awards.

Commenting Mr Dornan said;

“The principle aim of Bloodhound Project is to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and after seeing the reaction to the replica that was shown at the Scottish Parliament last week, it is clear that the future is in good hands and that innovation is alive and well in Scotland.

“That Castle Precision Engineering Systems, a local company which has been at the top of its game for decades, is playing a pivotal role in this project is fantastic and is testament to all at the company.

“I am delighted that the fastest wheels in the world will be built in Scotland, in Glasgow Cathcart, and I wish the project every success”