Tesco holds talks on fuel pump site

Tesco hopes to open fuel pumps in Lerwick if it can find a suitable site. Manager of the local branch Paul Clelland confirmed the move, revealing that the company was in talks with Shetland Islands Council to try to pinpoint a possible location because there is not enough room on the supermarket site on the South Road.

He told The Shetland Times: “If we can find a suitable site we will take it from there.”

There have also been reports that Tesco will seek another extension to its recently extended store. But Mr Clelland said there was “no scope” to extend further on the current site.

Meanwhile, a local charity is to receive a £1,000 donation to celebrate the re-launch of the newly extended Lerwick store at 10 am on Monday.

The unnamed charity will receive a giant cheque from Mr Clellan and cut the ribbon to declare the bigger store officially re-open.

He said: “Choosing a charity to receive the donation is a really difficult task so we are taking our time to ensure we have picked the right group and that the money will be well spent.”

The re-launch celebrations will include complimentary cake, champagne and orange juice for customers plus performances from Up-Helly-A’ Vikings, who will also take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mr Clelland said: “My staff and I are really happy with the new and extended ranges the store now offers shoppers. We hope that the residents of Lerwick and surrounding areas are too.”


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  • mrs.C. Donald

    • July 30th, 2010 2:09

    A modern fuel pumps site should be searched further out the south road to reduce conjestion.
    The safety aspect of a new site location by Tesco would be a breath of fresh air for drivers who don”t need to compete with a housing scheme garage location in poor condition.

    Christine Donald

  • Jack Harcus

    • July 30th, 2010 15:23

    The logical answer is for Tesco to buy out the Sound petrol station.It could do with a face lift and is already licenced to supply fuel.Im sure things are already happening on this front!!!


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