• BlueParrot -  Equipment Hire & Event Production

About Us

 

Blue Parrot was originally founded as a family business in 2000, providing Theatrical Services and Event Production.

Now in our 18th year we continue to provide our services with unparalleled quality and value, not only in Scotland but throughout the UK and beyond. We have also expanded into Sound and Video hire as well as Equipment Sales - we are distributors for Martin Professional, Chauvet and City Theatrical. We are specialists in both Theatre and Live Events and offer a one-stop-shop solution for all your technical needs.

We exist to help improve the quality of your production or live event, whatever your technical requirements are. If you think we can help you, call us now on 0131 510 3333 or email us at info@blueparrotevents.com.

We employ a highly-skilled core team, backed up by a small army of skilled and trusted freelance technicians and designers helping us to provide the highest levels of service and expertise. Find out more about our core team below.

 

Team

Jonnie Clough - Managing Director

Jonnie Clough

Managing Director

As well as managing the day-to-day running of the business Jonnie’s main area of expertise lies in Lighting Design. He designs for a wide range of projects including theatre, musicals, gigs and live events. Jonnie has always been very hands-on and can often be found assisting on site. It was Jonnie’s passion for the theatre that inspired him to start up Blue Parrot in 2000, whilst he was still at school!

Mike Somerville - Head of Productions

Mike Somerville

Head of Productions

Mike has a wealth of technical expertise in his field. He has worked in many venues across Scotland and has designed and operated sound for a number of clients including theatre productions, conferences, operas and rock and roll concerts. Mike has memorised most musicals and has been known to sing entire shows complete with all character voices - the office is never a dull place when he is on shift!

Fraser Welsh - Warehouse Manager

Fraser Welsh

Warehouse Manager

Having worked for many years down South running warehouses for large award winning AV and lighting hire companies, mainly in the ‘glamourous’ rock and roll concert touring sector, Fraser has come back home due to missing the comfort of Scotland’s unrelenting drizzle so much. Unlikely as it may seem Fraser is the go to guy in the office for swimming stroke analysis and tune-ups as well as ultra-marathon nutrition strategy advice.

Derek Ridley - Project Manager

Derek Ridley

Project Manager

Derek built his skills and experience through working as a freelancer for more than 9 years before joining Blue Parrot as a Project Manager. He has been involved in a wide array of events of all scales and has accrued a breadth of knowledge in all areas of events with a particular passion and expertise in lighting.

Lauren McCullough - Hire Desk Co-ordinator

Lauren McCullough

Hire Desk Co-ordinator

Lauren studied Theatre Production in Edinburgh where she specialised in lighting and sound design, this lead to her working in various theatres across Scotland. She has spent the last few years working as a Camera Operator and Editor in Belfast and Vancouver. Now back in Scotland, she has returned to her theatre roots having joined the Blue Parrot team. When Lauren is not organising hires she is either off exploring a new city or planning her next venture.

Rhys Turner - Show Technician

Rhys Turner

Show Technician

Rhys joins the team after working as a freelance technician across Scotland. He has always had a passion for musical theatre and is delighted to be working with Blue Parrot to pursue a career in this field. Aside from being behind a sound desk, Rhys is at his happiest camping and playing outdoor sports.

Lewis Milne - Technician

Lewis Milne

Technician

Following a failed career as a ballet dancer, Lewis has found refuge in the backstage world of theatre and live events. Luckily his photography skills are considerably better than his ballet, and he is responsible for these portraits as well as many of the production shots featured on this website.