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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Stornoway: 21st Century

A few posts ago Adrian mentioned that the Co-op Supermarket in Stornoway was tiny which rather surprised me because I believe that it is the largest Co-op in Scotland.  I eventually got off my bum and took some photos of the store in its beautifully manicured grounds.  I also managed to taka a few inside but as taking photos iside a supermarket is a hanging offence (ask Pauline!) I had to do it on my phone and rather discretely.  I think that the 'supermarket' that Adrian saw was the town centre shop which is small and was, when I came to Lewis nearly 40 years ago, one of the two main grocery stores.  How times change.



Taken specially for Adrian - sorry they don't do a decent draught beer
This represents about 2/3rds of the store

6 comments:

  1. It's huge! It will probably take me a few days to read back through your posts.

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  2. Fancy supermarket in posh grounds. Glad they didn't twig to you taking photos and call security.

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  3. Well it certainly wasn't that one.

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  4. Well it can hardly be called 'tiny' although I think some of ours are bigger. The surroundings look nice - our supermarkets usually look very dull from outside, vast parking space and not much green.

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  5. No - I'm guessing that the one Adrian was talking about was the one actually in the town rather than Ropework, which is on the outskirts? Having said that Adrian, if you think the second store in Stornoway is tiny you should have tried the one in Castlebay on Barra before they rebuilt it - it had to have a one way system as the aisles were too narrow for people, and certainly trollies, to pass!

    As for the beer - they have a whole lovely section with some gorgeousness as Cairngorm Wildcat and Orkney Dark Island, as well as pretty much the full range that Andy brews at the Hebridean Brewery on Bells Road!

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  6. great support for our local co-op graham. it looks great

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