Christie & Co has been appointed to market eight stores owned by Scottish Spar retailer and distributor CJ Lang.

The stores, situated in Invergordon, Troon, Aberdeen, Gretna, Dumfries, Dundee, Ayr and Carnoustie, will be sold following a strategic review of CJ Lang’s company-owned stores to shape the estate and enable further growth.

The company also plans to add three new greenfield stores across the central belt of Scotland over next 12 months, taking its portfolio to108 sites.

Christie & Co director, Daniel Arrandale, said: “The sites represent an ideal opportunity for both experienced operators or first-time buyers to acquire an established convenience store business at a competitive price.

“The stores offer the usual standard services and project lines, with six of the sites offering Post Office services and two also with an in-store Subway franchise.

“With locations across the Scotland, we anticipate a range of interest from across the UK given the high profile nature of this instruction. A number of the stores have already attracted significant interest and there are several indicative offers on the table.”

Christie’s is inviting offers for either the eight sites in sub groups or as individual assets.

The stores are located in High St, Invergordon; Portland St, Troon; Holburn St, Aberdeen; 101 Central Ave, Gretna; Whitesands, Dumfries; Dundee; Whitletts, Ayr and High St, Carnoustie.