Aldi store exterior

The supermarkets will be supported by Aldi’s new £25m storage and chill facility in Bathgate, East Lothian

Aldi is set to open six new stores in Scotland this year.

The discounter said the new supermarkets would be supported by its new £25m storage and chill facility in Bathgate, East Lothian, which will become fully operational by the end of April.

Aldi said the stores and storage facility would lead to the creation of an additional 200 jobs.

This will take the total number of staff employed by the retailer to 2,800 across its 97 stores in Scotland by the end of 2020. It also plans to refurbish a further six Scottish stores under its Project Fresh programme.

“This is an exciting time for Aldi as we look ahead to 2020 and plan for the next 25 years in Scotland,” said Aldi regional MD, Scotland Richard Holloway.

“Our new state-of-the-art storage and chill facility will be fully operational by the end of April, which will aid our expansion across Scotland while allowing us to increase the range of Scottish products available on our shelves. For several years Aldi has led the way with local sourcing, and we see Scotland as a key area of growth for the business. We’re proud to have reached our ambition to stock over 450 Scottish products significantly ahead of our target of the end of 2020, and we will continue to work in partnership with our local suppliers to increase this to over 500 locally sourced products in the next two years. With six new stores planned for next year and a further six being refreshed and upgraded, we’re looking forward to serving even more local communities and expanding our market share even further.”

Aldi’s new Scottish stores:

  • Crown Street,Glasgow
  • Commercial Street, Edinburgh
  • Rigg Street, Stewarton
  • Houstoun Road, Livingston
  • Gallowgate, Parkhead
  • Gateside Commercial Park, Haddington