Lidl gets go-ahead for more alcohol in two Falkirk district stores

Lidl stores in New Carron and Bo'ness have been granted permission to increase the amount of alcohol they sell.

The stores were applying to make the change as part of a major refurbishment of all Scottish Lidl stores, as part of its national 'Get Fresh' campaign.

Falkirk Council's licensing board heard that changes to the stores' layout mean they can now offer a wider range of products, including a brewery selection of beers and ciders.

The increase in the selection of alcohol will be more noticeable in the Bo'ness store which up until now has only been able to carry a limited range of products.

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However, a solicitor representing Lidl said that even after these changes alcohol would still only be around 5 per cent of what is sold in the shop.

In New Carron, the change would be minimal.

Convener Niall Coleman said Lidl was an international company and he had no concerns about the changes.

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