After five years in charge of the Cromarty Stores, Billy and Lorraine Brown have handed over management to former Cromarty residents, Kitty and Marcel Gommers. Marcel was Cromarty subpostmaster for four years before the couple moved south in 2010. "It's as if we've never been away", says Kitty as they see familiar faces in the town.
Kitty and Marcel have many ideas for expanding and updating the store. Branding will change as it becomes a Premier store (part of the Booker Group PLC). Customers will see a new floor layout, an extended stock range including gluten-free and dairy-free items, and longer opening hours until 7.00pm in the summer.