Aldi, the award-winning discount food retailer, is proposing to develop a new discount food store in Castle Douglas.

The proposals would deliver a new, modern food store development to serve residents living within Castle Douglas, improving the range and quality of shopping provision within the local area. The proposals would introduce a brand-new discount store to Castle Douglas, reducing the need for customers to travel substantial distances outwith the local area and will provide the community with access to Aldi’s high-quality offer and award-winning low prices.

The development would also bring significant investment and up to 35 new jobs to the local area, both during construction and once operating, with Aldi preferring that store staff are generally recruited from the local area.

The proposals are at an early stage and no planning application has been submitted to Dumfries & Galloway Council. Aldi would like to hear your views about our ambitions for a new store in Castle Douglas, which could open as early as Christmas 2023.

Public exhibition

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer the public drop-in consultation event we had planned. However, we will be holding two online question and answer sessions with the development team on: 17 January 2022 between 5pm and 7pm, and 19 January 2022 between 4pm and 6pm. To take part in these virtual events or to find out more about the proposals please read our Zoom instructions booklet, on how to join our online consultation. You can also view our online exhibition boards here.