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 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.”