Where in Scotland is Lidl planning to open new supermarkets?

The retail giant aims to create thousands of jobs with 67 new stores earmarked across Scotland.

Lidl announces plans to open new supermarkets in Scotland, including Cathcart, Morningside, Aberdeen and Perth iStock

Retail giant Lidl has revealed the full list of locations where it wants to open new stores in Scotland.

The supermarket aims to create thousands of jobs in its 30th year of operation, with 67 new locations across the country earmarked for new stores.

Nine new shops could open in areas in Glasgow such as Cathcart, Ibrox and Merchant City in the city centre.

Relocations for sites in Ballieston, Springburn and Govan are also being proposed.

In Edinburgh, the retailer wants to expand to 12 new locations including Morningside, Murrayfield and Oxgangs with relocations in Glimerton and Nicolson Street.

Dundee, Aberdeen, Paisley and Perth are among other areas where new stores are being proposed.

Richard Taylor, Lidl GB chief development officer, said: “Having fortified our infrastructure with significant investments like Luton, which is the largest warehouse in the Lidl world, we’re proud to have achieved record market share this month.

Lidl's proposed new 67 stores across Scotland, including relocations.LIDL

“We have also been the fastest growing bricks and mortar supermarket for the past seven months in a row.

“With an exceptional store network and our laser focus on operational excellence, we’re welcoming more customers through our doors than ever before, which positions us perfectly for continued expansion.

“As we celebrate our 30th year, our commitment to ensuring that all households across the country have access to high quality produce at affordable prices is stronger than ever.

“We’re planning to open hundreds of new Lidl stores but ultimately see no ceiling on our ambition or growth potential.

“This is why we’re continuing to invest in new locations whilst exploring innovative routes to expansion.

“As we look ahead, we’re excited to welcome even more new shoppers to our existing stores, as well as those we’re planning to open across the country in the coming months and years.”

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