Provost reopens Stonehaven shop

Provost of Aberdeenshire, councillor, Hamish Vernal, cutting the ribbon at Stonehaven's Kwik Fit
Provost of Aberdeenshire, councillor, Hamish Vernal, cutting the ribbon at Stonehaven's Kwik Fit

A car servicing shop in Stonehaven has been officially reopened by the Provost of Aberdeenshire Council earlier this month.

Kwik Fit, on Barclay Street, had a ribbon cutting ceremony, with Councillor Hamish Vernal doing the honours.

The Stonehaven centre was chosen as one of the stores across the country to be fully refurbished from the garage floor up.

The reopening occurred on Friday, July 15.

As part of the work done, the reception area has been redesigned to promote a more welcoming and customer-friendly environment.

And the centre now has a specialist laser wheel alignment equipment that allows a car’s four wheels to be aligned as per the manufacturer’s specification.

Cllr Vernal said: “The investment that Kwik Fit has poured into the local centre is very good news for Aberdeenshire and its motorists.

“The town is very fortunate that the company selected the Stonehaven branch for refurbishment with all the latest technology and equipment over hundreds of others.

“It’s commendable that there’s an apprenticeship scheme in place to give young people a helping hand by creating jobs and giving them some valuable career skills. I hope young people in Aberdeenshire will see the benefit and apply for programme.”

Kwik Fit Stonehaven manager, Lee Armour, added: “It’s given the staff a real boost that our hard work has been recognised, and that our centre has been given major investment.

“All the team at the Stonehaven branch take great pride in our work and now we have a working environment that matches our ambition to deliver the best possible service.

“It’s also good news for the community because we are now armed with top of the range equipment that will allow us to serve our customers even better than before. We are all really excited and can’t wait to get going.”

To celebrate the new look, there will a slew of one-day only offers on Saturday, July 23, such as 50% off everything from 7-8am.