Co-op Travelcare in Scottish move

CO-OP Travelcare has extended its network further into Scotland by taking over nine shops north of the border.

The agencies are part of the Lothian, Borders and Angus Co-operative Society and will be rebranded under the Travelcare banner.

It brings the number of Travelcare shops in Scotland to 23 and the total across the UK to 289.

LBACwill retain ownership of the businesses and responsibility for staff with Travelcare taking over branch operation and also their promotional activity.

All nine shops, which generate combined sales of £8m, will be refurbished over the next 15 months.

Co-op Travelcare group general manager Yvonne Rankin said: "This enables us to expand our trading areas and strengthen our presence in Scotland."

LBAC chief executive Bob Jamieson described the move as logical for the society.

The new branches, which from April 3 will come under the day to day control of Travelcare Scottish regional manager Jean Smith, are located in Berwick, North Berwick, Dumfries, Galashiels, Haddington, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso and Tranent.

2015 trends: Forward thinking

Forward thinking

Make your January sales soar by getting ahead of the game
Read More »

Rwanda: Gorilla thriller

Gorilla thriller

Joanna Booth encounters Rwanda’s rare primates
Read More »

Cyprus: Broaden your horizons

Broaden your horizons

Paphos is more than just sun and sea, finds Katie McGonagle
Read More »

Safari three ways: Land, water, air

Land, water, air

A game drive is only one of many ways to see the wildlife
Read More »

Greece: Southern soul

Southern soul

Explore the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece
Read More »