Greggs to open new bakery in North-east town

Greggs will open a new store in Inverurie.
Greggs will open a new store in Inverurie.

A national bakery is set to open a shop in a North-east town later this month.

Greggs, which has just under 1,700 branches nationwide, will open a new store in the old Scottish Hydro Electric store on Market Place in Inverurie.

It comes after councillors from Aberdeenshire Council granted permission for the bakery to open earlier this month following two planning applications.

The Inverurie site has lain vacant for almost a year since SSE made the decision to close it in March last year.

The branch was one of seven SSE stores that were closed, affecting 119 employees, across the country.

Currently the bakery employs more than 20,000 people across the whole of the UK.

Started more than 65 years ago in 1951, the bakery has five stores in Aberdeen as well as a store in Stonehaven and in Montrose.

Last year Greggs – which sells two million sausage rolls every week – opened 145 new shops but closed 79.