TEN jobs have been created in Wemyss Bay thanks to a new half million pound convenience store.

The Co-op is preparing to open its first village shop on Friday with shoppers eagerly awaiting its arrival.

It has been built on the site of the former Wemyss Bay Hotel on Shore Road following a £540,000 investment.

The company says the development has created 10 jobs for local people.

The store, which will be open from 7am-10pm daily, will run on 100 per cent renewable electricity and features an in-store bakery and Costa Coffee machine.

Tom Brown, Co-op area manager, said: "We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make such a significant investment in Wemyss Bay. "It is our aim to establish our stores at the heart of local life, and make a difference in our local communities.

"The store will have a great new look and manager Ian Cairns and his team look forward to welcoming the community. "It's all about getting closer to our members and customers, providing what they want, need and care about, conveniently.

"We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op and that the Co-op gives back to its members and the community. "Our members help us to make a difference locally, raising money for local causes simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us."

Those signed up to the loyalty scheme will receive a five per cent reward when they purchase own brand products and services, with the retailer giving a further one per cent to good causes in the area.

Students with a valid Young Scot card will also enjoy 10 per cent discount in-store.