Supermarket chain Lidl insist they remain determined to find a permanent site for a Clydebank store as they prepare to open new premises in Yoker.

The new store on Mill Road will welcome its first customers tomorrow, immediately after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8am with Councillor Michael Cullen.

The shop replaces Lidl’s existing Yoker premises on Mellerstain Drive, which shuts this evening, along with Lidl Clydebank, the lease of which is not being renewed.

A spokeswoman for Lidl said: “Lidl are also actively exploring options for relocation of Lidl Clydebank, but have not yet found permanent new site.

“The current store will close with its lease expiry on October 31, and customers of Clydebank are actively encouraged to temporarily shop at the new, expansive, Mill Road store which has ample parking and facilities.”

The firm said to mark the opening of the new site in Yoker, there would be offers on selected products for the first week, including a Bluetooth keyboard, play tent and USB record player.

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in the UK which will see it open up to 50 new stores a year.

The sales area of the supermarket has significantly increased in size to 1,325m² and facilities including a bakery, customer toilets, baby changing and parking for both cars and bicycles.

Gordon Rafferty, Lidl UK’s regional head of property, added: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in improving our Lidl store in Yoker.

“It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community once again.”