Muir of Ord SS

Scottish forecourt owner Shyam Karthikeyan has converted a second store to Spar.

Blackpark Filling Station in Inverness was already a Spar member, and now Muir of Ord filling station, 14 miles south of Inverness, has also joined. Both sites are also Esso branded.

Muir of Ord, which was previously a Costcutter member, has a 1,800sq ft licensed forecourt offering hot food, freshly prepared sandwiches and fresh coffee roasted for the station from Inverness Coffee Roasting Company. There is also a Post Office on site, Whippy ice cream, lottery, a car wash and Calor gas deliveries.

The store also stocks a range of malt whiskies, gins, and local craft beers from the Cromarty & Black Isle Brewing companies. There is also a range of local products from Harry Gow, Deas Bakery and the Black Isle Dairy.

Conversion to a Spar outlet has seen the installation of F’real and Blue Ice Slush as well as a new chiller that has allowed the chilled foods range to be extended to 5 metres.

Kelly Mackenzie, the store manager at Muir of Ord, said: “I’m delighted we have joined Spar. The service from this family business has been excellent. The staff across all departments are very friendly and helpful.”