THE Co-op has revealed plans to open a new convenience store in Cambusbarron, creating 15 new jobs in the area.

The proposed store, which represents an investment of over £500,000 is set to open on the site of the former Social Club towards the end of November 2017.

The 2,000 sq ft sales store is located in the heart of the community, and will have an in-store bakery, locally sourced products and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials.

Ian Mason, Acquisitions Manager for the Co-op, said: “We’re looking forward to opening a new store in Cambusbarron. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to provide shoppers with our wide range of award-winning food, in a store designed to be easy to use for everyone.

“The new store will also bring a funding boost for community groups through the Co-op’s recently launched Membership scheme. Members receive a 5% reward on purchases of own-branded products and services, with a further 1% going directly to local causes to make a difference in the community.”

Good causes currently being supported by the local community fund include the 88th Braehead Scout Group, Heart to Heart, and the Stirling Branch of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society.

Students in the area who hold a NUS extra card can enjoy a 10% discount off their groceries at the store.

Tony Hind, Head of New Store Development, added: “We’re committed to finding great locations for our new stores, we know people want to be able to buy high quality food near to where they live and work, in handy-sized shops that are open at convenient times. We opened 100 new stores last year and will open another 100 again this year and are always on the lookout for new sites where we can be at the heart of local life.”