Spar Torry allows child to revamp its store

Spar Torry, in Aberdeen, invited local young designers to give the internal front of store wall a fresh look.

The Spar retailer offered the winner a £100 Spar gift voucher and for their design to hang in the store.

The winning design  by Leyla Paterson, aged 9, is 2640mm by 5280mm in size and incorporates the store’s passion for Scotland and brands available in-store.

Garry Brailsford, Area Manager for Spar Scotland, said: “We had a lot of entries, and we are delighted that Leyla’s picture got chosen. We loved her slogan ‘no matter if you’re near or far, come to your local Spar’.”

He added: “It is always exciting to see what our customers think of our stores and by using designs from local school children to revamp the front of store area, it has allowed us to connect our store to our local community in Aberdeen, as well as showcasing Leyla’s amazing talent.”

Leyla said: “I saw posters on my board and school primary website about the competition and I thought it looked quite cool, so I tried it out. I love drawing and I am always doing something at school or home whenever I get the time. I was so happy and surprised when I heard I had won. I enjoyed spending my prizemoney on treats for my mum, toys for my brother, and loads of snacks.”