South La­nark­shire shop­pers love their Greggs

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

South La­nark­shire has been re­vealed as one of Scot­land’s hotspots for Greggs.

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang ac­count for five of the 21 shops across the re­gion.

There are two within a few hun­dred yards of one an­other on Ruther­glen Main Street, with fur­ther out­lets in Burnside, Cam­bus­lang Main Street and Half­way.

Cam­bus­lang is also home to the Greggs bak­ery which cov­ers Scot­land and the north of Eng­land.

That means there is a Greggs for ev­ery 11,700 peo­ple in the towns.

Anal­y­sis of the fig­ures by the Re­former shows South La­nark­shire has the equiv­a­lent of 6.6 stores per 100,000 peo­ple – the fourth-high­est rate for any lo­cal au­thor­ity area in the coun­try.

Glas­gow emerged at the top of the tree in Scot­land when it comes to the sheer num­ber of Greggs out­lets with a whop­ping 50 stores in the city.

How­ever, when it comes to the num­ber of stores per head, West Dun­bar­ton­shire nudges Glas­gow into sec­ond place with eight stores.

This is the equiv­a­lent of 8.9 stores for ev­ery 100,000 peo­ple in the area, the high­est rate for any lo­cal au­thor­ity area in the coun­try.

Glas­gow’s 50 stores come at a rate of 8.2 per 100,000 – the sec­ond-high­est out of all Scot­land’s lo­cal au­thor­ity ar­eas.

City of Ed­in­burgh was third in Scot­land, with its 35 Greggs equat­ing to seven per 100,000 peo­ple.

It means that you’re more than twice as likely to come across a Greggs in South La­nark­shire, with the av­er­age fig­ure across the UK stand­ing at 2.7 stores for ev­ery 100,000 peo­ple.

New­cas­tle has more Greggs per head than any­where else in the UK while West Dun­bar­ton­shire in Scot­land comes sec­ond.

Out of the 406 lo­cal au­thor­ity ar­eas in the UK, only 58 didn’t have a Greggs.

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