Councillor tells of Asda job plans in Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh and district councillor Charles Buchan has told the Fraserburgh Herald of his meeting with Asda’s property communications manager, giving details of the £11 million store’s plans for the local area.

Councillor Buchan told the Herald last week that he met with Lynsey Ross, Asda’s property communication manager, at Woodhill House to discuss and discover details about the store’s plans.

“I was impressed by her enthusiasm about the new 25,000 square feet sales area store,” he said, revealing that the store, which is scheduled to open next year between August and September, due to open Aug/Sept this year, will be reliant on opening on schedule on whether the developer, Robertson, “experiences a good or bad winter.”

A cafe and petrol filling station is also due to open at the site.

“Up to 200 jobs are to be created, both full-time and part-time, with about 60 jobs full time.

“Application forms will be submitted on-line in April/ May, with the focus on local applicants,” said Councillor Buchan.

An ‘Asda Magic Recruitment Centre’, he added, would be opened in the town to host

“The store would wish to work with the Council and town organisations to bring as many benefits to the local business community as possible.

“Construction should start early in the New Year,” Councillor Buchan added.