Shop bringing new jobs officially opens

Steve Stewart, left, and John Brown, right, celebrate the opening of their new store
Steve Stewart, left, and John Brown, right, celebrate the opening of their new store

A new store has opened in the Broch, using a property that was vacant for over four years and creating 15 jobs in the process.

Spar on Smiddyhill Road officially opened its doors on Friday, November 20.

The ribbon cutting was performed by Gordon Cruden, the Fraserburgh man who recently completed a 30-day homeless campaign for charity.

The property was previously a Co-Op, and was lying vacant for nearly four years before being bought by Steve Stewart and John Brown.

The pair are running the store as a franchisee, which they say offers them the freedom to cater to any customer requests.

They said that they wish to become a ‘part of the community’, and will focus on local suppliers such as Bruce of the Broch and Netherton Farm.

John Brown said: “We genuinely do want to be a community based shop.

“If there is something you want, just ask and we will do what we can to get it.”

The owners expressed an interest in getting involved local groups too.

As an example, they pointed out their desire to in supporting Fraserburgh youth football through things such as sponsorship.

Steve Stewart said they hope to bring quality service to Fraserburgh.

“I think it is quite a high-class store, and I hope the people of Fraserburgh enjoy shopping here.”

The store offers, among other products, groceries, alcohol, fresh bakery and hot drinks to take away,