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Tenth anniversary celebrations are a piece of cake for Buckie Tesco!


By Alan Beresford

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THERE was a special anniversary in store – quite literally – for a Buckie supermarket when they celebrated a very special occasion.

Celebrating Buckie Tesco's big day are (back, from left) store manager James Trendall, Lesley Roy, fresh manager Zoe Dallas, Sandy Gordon, Sandra Gordon (Spey Bay Cakes), Stewart Sutherland, Councillor Gordon Cowie (front, from left), Anita Allen and Donna Murray. Picture: Tesco.
Celebrating Buckie Tesco's big day are (back, from left) store manager James Trendall, Lesley Roy, fresh manager Zoe Dallas, Sandy Gordon, Sandra Gordon (Spey Bay Cakes), Stewart Sutherland, Councillor Gordon Cowie (front, from left), Anita Allen and Donna Murray. Picture: Tesco.

On November 1, 2010 Buckie Tesco opened its doors for the first time and has gone on to become a firm fixture in local life.

To mark the occasion, a specially baked cake in the shape of the store was ceremonially cut as staff, customers and special guest Buckie councillor Gordon Cowie looked on.

Buckie Tesco manager James Trendall said: "It is a pleasure to lead such a fantastic team and bunch of colleagues.

"I’m so proud of the position we have in the community and in every way we serve the surrounding area and people, no more so than through Covid-19.

"The store has and continues to be a big part of the community, here’s to the next 10 years!"

Mr Trendall went on to highlight a a large range of projects and causes the store supports in the community, including Buckie Christmas Kracker, the town's Christmas lights, food banks, breakfast clubs and many others.

Thousands of pounds have also been donated from store fundraisers to local communities.

Developer obligations from the construction of the store has supported the commissioning of a sculpture from a local artist which will be placed at the main roundabout coming into Buckie from the A98.

Called The Buck, the final design of the piece was chosen by a vote of Tesco customers and is due to be unveiled at the start of next year.

Councillor Cowie lauded the staff for their contribution to the wider community over the course of the last decade.

“I would like to give special mention to the staff and ensure they get the recognition they deserve through these unprecedented times, supporting customersand the safety of the community.

"It was a great honour to be invited here to join Buckie Tesco in celebrating this most special of events for them and I wish them all the best for the future.”

Sandra Gordon from Spey Bay Cakes, who created the anniversary cake, added: “I was honoured to make such a special cake for the store.”



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