THE new Aldi store at Dalgety Bay Gateway will be one of eight to open in Scotland in 2019. 

It’s being built on four acres of land at Ridge Way, where the Fleming Building used to stand in Donibristle Industrial Estate, and will start serving customers next year. 

The plans have been on the table for a while but work is now under way at the entrance to the town on a £4 million retail centre that will also include Domino’s Pizza, a Coral bookmakers, Greggs bakery, Screwfix Direct and a Vets4Pets business.

A spokesperson for Aldi was unable to say when the Dalgety Bay store would open or how many jobs will be created but, collectively, the eight new outlets will employ more than 200 people.

It's 25 years since the discount retailer’s first outlet in this country. 

The Scarborough Muir Group, a major landowner at Rosyth Waterfront, outlined their vision for the £4m gateway development in May 2013. A planning application was submitted later that year and approved in 2015. 

The original proposals included a restaurant and pub for Marston Inns and Taverns but they pulled out earlier this year, stating that the “market has changed” since their initial interest.