Maidenhead Aquatics to open third store in Scotland


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Simpsons Garden Centre will welcome a new addition to its popular site in Inshes, Inverness with Fishkeeper Scotland opening one of its award winning aquarium and pond superstores later this year.

Maidenhead Aquatics was established in 1984 and now has over 100 outlets across the UK. It opened its first Scottish store — Fishkeeper Glasgow — in 2010, which has already netted several awards including "Best Aquatics Shop in Scotland" two years running, voted for by readers of Practical Fishkeeping Magazine. Fishkeeper Edinburgh opened in August 2012.

Fishkeeper Inverness will stock a wide range of both tropical freshwater and marine fish for aquariums as well as coldwater fish and Koi for ponds. Visiting children will be able to feed the fish in glass fronted ponds and gaze at lionfish and Moray eels amongst others in the large 600 l. dedicated marine aquarium display.

Maidenhead Aquatics partner Colin Christian said: "We are delighted to be opening our third store in Scotland within only three years of our first site in Glasgow. The support we have received from our customers since opening has been fantastic."

This new store is anticipated to raise the total number of jobs created by Maidenhead Aquatics in Scotland to 15, with more planned as it continue with its investment and expansion plans with Fishkeeper Scotland.

Andrew Simpson owner of Simpsons Garden Centre said: "Fishkeeper Inverness by Maidenhead Aquatics is the latest addition to our continually developing garden centre. Along with our recently extended award-winning plant area as well as our existing on-site restaurant, farm foods shop, and florist we are providing a rewarding and mixed shopping environment for our customers. Despite winning Scottish Garden Centre of the Year for the last three years running we are not resting on our laurels!"

Fishkeeper Inverness is due to open in early July.

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