Pier shop reopens af­ter new op­er­a­tor is found

The Oban Times - - FEATURE -

THE SHOP on Luss Pier has re­opened af­ter suc­cess­fully find­ing some­one to operate the premises.

The suc­cess­ful bid­der was St Mocha – a fledg­ling busi­ness based in Balmaha on the other side of Loch Lomond.

There has been a small shop on the pier for more than 30 years and in 2015 Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Na­tional Park Au­thor­ity set out to find a new ten­ant.

Fol­low­ing a full ren­o­va­tion of the in­te­rior, St Mocha at Luss Pier is now open. Vis­i­tors to the shop can buy cruise and wa­ter­bus tick­ets for all ser­vices leav­ing Luss Pier, en­joy Scot­tish roasted cof­fee and home­made ice- creams and make use of the re­opened toi­lets.

Stuart Fraser, di­rec­tor of St Mocha said: ‘St Mocha spe­cialises in ar­ti­san Scot­tish roasted cof­fee and our very own Loch Lomond lux­ury ice- cream.

‘ We’re re­ally ex­cited to be open­ing in Luss and pro­vid­ing a warm wel­come to vis­i­tors look­ing to get out on the Loch in one of the many cruises and wa­ter­bus ser­vices that leave from the pier all sum­mer long.

‘ We’re pas­sion­ate about high qual­ity food and drink, great cus­tomer ser­vice and mak­ing sure vis­i­tors want to come back time and time again.’

The Na­tional Park Au­thor­ity man­ages Luss Pier. Its head of visi­tor ex­pe­ri­ence, Mairi Bell said: ‘ We were look­ing for a busi­ness that not only of­fers a great prod­uct, but who would com­mit to help­ing vis­i­tors ex­pe­ri­ence the best that Luss and Loch Lomond has to of­fer.

‘The qual­ity of the St Mocha prod­uct is fan­tas­tic and Stuart has worked hard to en­sure his team can pro­vide visi­tor in­for­ma­tion and work closely with cruise and wa­ter­bus op­er­a­tors to help get peo­ple out en­joy­ing the loch.’

The shop on the pier at Luss has re­opened and is also where to buy tick­ets for wa­ter­bus ser­vices.

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