The future of McColl’s as a business looks in doubt. My first reaction to the news was rather selfishly – where are we going to go when we run out of milk! Then I thought about how many older people in the village must rely on it for shopping, newspapers and rather more importantly as a Post Office and social hub. I’m sure that someone will step in at the last minute to save the more lucrative of the stores across Scotland, and hopefully our store in Strathpeffer is one of them, because if its not it will mean a trip into Dingwall to buy your daily newspaper, send a parcel or get some milk. It seems absurd when the likes of Tesco are forecast to turn in a profit of £2.75bn (in spite of the COVID epidemic) that hundreds of village stores could close.
This news item comes courtesy of BBC News.