The Lido Community Shop

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Lido Community Shop Opening! Sat 25th Jan 2020

We had a great turn out last weekend at the Lido Community Shop opening. People gathered outside the shop to hear our, Chair Lorna Ahlquist, sing, yes sing, the praises of the community and funders who have all helped the SCCE purchase the shop, post office and flat above as a community asset. Our amazing staff team also got a tuneful ‘Thank you!’ for all their hard work over the last few months. The staff have kept the shop and post office running smoothly over the busy festive season which clashed perfectly with the purchase of the shop by the community. A lot of work but we did it!

Local kids took charge of the ribbon cutting (thank you!). The celebrations continued upstairs in the flat above the shop. Dunoon based Heather Bloom Tea Room donated a Lido decorated cake, which was enjoyed by many (thank you Karen at Heather Bloom!). We also served up samples of Argyll produce including vegan ‘Sheese’ made on Bute, Argyll Coffee, Bread from Blacks of Dunoon, eggs from local farms, Mull cheese, Wee Dairy Milk from Gigha, pate from Argyll smokery, Venison from Churchills of Sandbank and Work Bench IPA from Fyne Ales.

Importantly people had the opportunity to look around the flat and review future plans to convert the space into a Bunkhouse and flexible community space. We also displayed visuals of the new shop front and branding that we plan to introduce into the shop.

Share holder certificates were also given out to people. If you haven’t picked yours up yet then these will be hand delivered to your door over the next few weeks.


Share Offer aims to save village shop – BBC story about our Share Offer launch

Form to apply for free Shares for South Cowal children

The Lido Business Plan

The Lido Feasibility study

The Lido Community Share Brochure – this is now just for information as the Share Offer currently closed

You can apply to become a Member without buying Shares by filling in this Member Form