Lidl has revealed plans to open a further 12 stores in Scotland over the next three years as operations commence at its largest ever distribution centre in Motherwell.

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The new stores will open in locations including Dundee, East Kilbride, Cowdenbeath, Larkhall and Dumbarton, and follow Lidl’s announcement earlier this week that it plans to open 10 new stores in the Greater Manchester area over the next three years.

The new £70m warehouse will service the retailer’s existing Scottish store estate, which is expected to hit 100 in the coming months.

Lidl GB regional director for Scotland Ross Millar said: “We’re very excited to be celebrating the opening of our new Eurocentral distribution centre, which represents a pivotal moment in our ambitious growth plans across Scotland.”

“The warehouse underlines our commitment to creating more jobs for Scotland and I’d like to extend my thanks to both store and warehouse colleagues, who’ve worked so hard to get us to where we are today.”

The discounter also plans to open a further four warehouses by 2025 in Bolton, Peterborough, Luton and Leeds.

Lidl has experienced continued growth in Scotland over the years and plans to open its 100th Scottish store in early 2020.