Euro Garages has opened its first purpose-built forecourt in Scotland, at Lomondgate, Dumbarton.

The £2m new-build service station features a Spar store, Subway, Greggs and Starbucks, and has been responsible for creating more than 50 jobs.

Ilyas Munshi, commercial director of Euro Garages, said the firm was proud to open its first forecourt development in Scotland at the 1.1-acre site.

He said: “We’d like to express our thanks to West Dunbartonshire Council and the local community for proactively embracing the inward investment on A82. The location will also serve the many tourists who frequent the area.”

Along with some of the 40,000 motorists passing daily, the station will service the residents of the multi-use Dumbarton development which will feature 338 homes, and a 20-acre business park when complete.

Euro Garages’ area manager Gary Fowler said: “It is in a fantastic location en route to Loch Lomond and en route to the heart of Glasgow.”