The Lido Shop and Post Office are much valued assets in the community of South Cowal. The shop had been on the market for a number of years and, in late 2017, after a number of enquiries from the community, South Cowal Community Development Company decided to look into purchasing it. We were successful in securing funding to employ consultants to carry out community engagement work, produce a feasibility study and business plan which all showed that it was possible to run The Lido and Post Office as a successful community business and to convert the space upstairs into a bunkhouse
We plan to keep running The Lido Shop and Post Office as a fully staffed business. In the early stages the shop will remain much the same, although we do plan to sell more local produce and fresh fruit and veg.