A new Perth superstore which will create dozens of jobs will open early next year.
Homeware, leisure and gardening outlet The Range will launch at the city’s St Catherine’s Retail Park on Friday January 22.
Owned and operated by Plymouth-based entrepreneur Chris Dawson, The Range will offer 16 departments across nearly 30,000 sq ft of floorspace.
The new branch is part of a nationwide expansion for the company. It will create around 80 full and part-time jobs in Perth as well as breathing fresh life into the retail park.
Mr Dawson said: “Opening a new store is always an exciting moment for the company and Perth is no exception.
“This will be our ninth store in Scotland.”
He added: “We feel that the Range is a unique shopping experience that has something for everyone and we look forward to inviting the people of Perth in store.”
The company hopes to create thousands of new jobs across the UK retail sector throughout 2016.
Earlier this year, Homebase closed its St Catherine’s Retail Park store with the loss of more than 30 jobs.
The park features a large B&Q shop, a Brantano shoe shop and Curry’s electrical store.
The Range also has stores in Aberdeen, Dundee, Falkirk and Edinburgh.