Retailer Fishkeeper set to make bigger splash in Scotland

The business, set up in 2010 and part of UK-wide Maidenhead Aquatics, is opening its flagship store in Dobbies Edinburgh (Melville), the largest garden centre in Scotland. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

The business, set up in 2010 and part of UK-wide Maidenhead Aquatics, is opening its flagship store in Dobbies Edinburgh (Melville), the largest garden centre in Scotland. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

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Aquatic products retailer Fishkeeper Scotland is set to open its second store in Edinburgh, as part of a million-pound, 11-store roll-out plan, creating 30 jobs north of the Border.

The business, set up in 2010 and part of UK-wide Maidenhead Aquatics, is opening its flagship store in Dobbies Edinburgh (Melville), the largest garden centre in Scotland.

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Fishkeeper Scotland currently has a network of 60 staff and eight stores in Scotland, comprising James Pringles in Leith, Simpsons Garden Centre in Inverness, Mackinnon Mills in Coatbridge and five recently opened concessions in Dobbies Garden Centres in Dundee, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Stirling and Braehead.

The latest store opening is part of its plans to open a further six Dobbies concessions over the next year, and Colin Christian, Fishkeeper Scotland regional director, said the major store roll-out should finish in the same timeframe, taking its total number of Scottish stores to 14.

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