Nessie pops up at new Scotmid store

Lionel Nessie

Scotmid officially opened its new state-of-the-art convenience store in Drumnadrochit last Friday (25 January).

The purpose-built 4,500sq ft sits beside Loch Ness, as part of a five-unit complex.

Scotmid’s North regional committee member Angus Maclean cut the ribbon as hundreds of customers queued to get a glimpse of the store as well as goody bags containing groceries.

The wonderfully-named Inverness Caledonian Thistle mascot Lionel Nessie was also in attendance.

Scotmid Drumnadrochit

Scotmid have utilised the latest energy efficient technologies to reduce the store’s environmental impact with refrigeration pinpointed as a key priority in the design. Refrigeration will also be controlled by a central plant and run on a natural refrigerant (CO2) rather than polluting HFCs.

Maurissa Fergusson, Scotmid’s Head of Property and Development, said: “The store design introduced here will completely modernise our customers’ shopping experience and we believe these changes represent the beginning of the future for Scotmid.”