Independent Convenience Stores

Purpose of the group

To inform MSPs of the issues and challenges facing independent convenience stores and to highlight the contribution local neighbourhood shops make to Scotland’s communities – particularly helping to sustain rural and marginalised urban communities -  and to Scotland’s economy (there are more convenience stores per head of population than in the rest of the UK). The group will bring together the key stakeholders in the independent convenience store sector: retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and trade associations. It will connect with wider stakeholders in the voluntary and charity sectors and invite guest speakers to participate. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Professor Leigh Sparks

The Rev Neil Galbraith 


Scottish Grocers Federation - secretary


British Independent Retailers Association

British Oil Security Syndicate 

British Security Industry Association 

Scottish Wholesale Association

Scottish Licensed Trade Association 

Scottish Bakers 

Scottish Business Resilience Centre 

Scottish Anti Illicit Trade Group 

Scottish Retail and Wholesale Security Group 

Keep Scotland Beautiful 

Glasgow the Caring City 

East Edinburgh Community Alcohol Partnership

Scottish Local Retailer 

Certas Energy 

Co-operative Food 

Clydebank Co-operative 

CJ Lang & Son Ltd 

Booker Premier 

Martin McColl 

Costcutter Supermarkets

Mace Stores 

Abdul Majid & Son Ltd 

Broadway Premier Edinburgh 

JW Filshill 

Khalsa Retail LTD 


SGF Healthy Living Programme

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