Laurieston Co-op opens doors after almost £300,000 improvements

The store re-opened last week
The store re-opened last week

After almost £300,000-worth of improvements, the Co-operative in Laurieston re-opened its doors to the public.

Following the transformation of the store, which saw it close for ten days, the shop started trading again last Friday. The £275,000 investment included a new in-store bakery range, a focus on fresh and healthy foods and the creation of three new jobs.

The store, which was re-opened by Margaret Paton, chairperson of Laurieston Old Peoples Welfare Association, is also testing a new role.

The community pioneer is a member of the food store team who will work with the community, focusing on local fundraising initiatives and understanding community needs.

Ross Duffy, shop manager, said: “We are thrilled to have made such a significant investment in Laurieston and delighted that we have a fantastic new food store with which to serve the community, it is an exciting time for the whole team.

“The Co-operative is a community retailer and we are committed to playing an active role in local life, embracing the area’s community spirit.

“The store will be a hub for the locals and customers will be able to find out what is going on,”