New Scotmid store in Bo'ness opened by long serving staff member

Scotmid has opened the doors to its new Bo’ness store after a 16-month renovation.

Monday, 30th November 2020, 5:06 pm
Long-serving employee, Helen Veitch helped to open the new Scotmid store in Bo'ness.

The honours were carried out by Helen Veitch, a long serving member of staff.

Helen, who has been with the society for 36 years, was joined by John Brodie, chief executive of Scotmid, and Harry Cairney, president.

Prior to joining Scotmid, Helen worked with the Bo’ness Society – and the company has always been a massive part of her life.

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She recalled how her wedding reception in 1979 took place in the Scotmid Co-operative hall, and she and her husband then set up home in a Scotmid Co-operative flat.

Helen said: “It’s fair to say that I have seen many changes over the years at Scotmid, from store cheques to contactless payments!

“The move into the new store has been by far the biggest change I have witnessed in all my years and I am so proud of our new premises. My favourite part is the old photo on the side of the building, which brings back such fantastic memories.”

The renovations to the Linlithgow Road premises project saw the team move into a temporary unit to enable them to continue to operate.

As part of its increased offer, the store now features the largest Food To Go of any Scotmid store in Scotland.

The new store will be led by manager, Sheila McKillop, together with 18 staff.

Sheila said: “It’s great to see how excited customers are with the larger Food To Go offering and we will continue to tailor our local offer to the products and service our customers are looking for.”

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