Aldi targets 19 new stores across Scotland in expansion drive

Aldi currently operates 92 shops across Scotland.

Aldi is looking to open 19 new stores across Scotland.

Aldi, which currently operates 92 shops in Scotland, is targeting a host of new sites north of the border as part of an expansion drive in the UK.

The fourth-largest volume retailer in the country wants to open up in towns including Peebles, Stepps and Fraserburgh.

Aldi are also looking to build new stores in Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dumfries & Galloway.

It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 square foot store, with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access. 

Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.

“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.

“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”

List where Aldi is targeting in Scotland

  • Aberdeen (north)
  • Aberdeen (south)
  • Stonehaven
  • Fraserburgh
  • Baillieston
  • Darnley/Pollok
  • Battlefield/ Cathcart
  • Partick
  • Finnieston
  • Possil
  • Castle Douglas
  • Clarkston
  • Dumbarton
  • Dunblane/Bridge of Allan
  • Edinburgh
  • Helensburgh
  • Peebles
  • Tannochside/Uddingston
  • Stepps/Moodiesburn
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