Keith’s ‘pop up shop’ has attracted its first resident this week with a Moray group that offers affordable refurbished bicycles.
The idea of the Keith Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), the shop premises on Mid Street has been offered free to local groups for the next few months. Several have taken up the offer with Bike Revolution the first to set up shop.
CARS officer Ross McCleary revealed that the offer attracted a great deal of attention with different organisations filling up most available dates.
He said: “We only made the appeal before Christmas for people to get in touch yet the shop is already booked up virtually every week from now until August.
“It has been such a success that we are now looking into whether we could use another empty property in the town as a second pop-up shop.”
Lossiemouth-based Bike Revolution offers maintenance classes, services and health checks on bikes as well as refurbishing them for sale to the public. Alex Burns is an apprentice mechanic with the group, he said: “We are in Keith to spread the word about what we do throughout Moray.
“The reason for our existence is to get more people out on bikes – we have had quite a few coming into the shop already and it has certainly helped to raise our profile.”
The Keith pop-up shop still has available dates from February 17 to 26 as well as the first week of March and the first, third and fourth weeks in July.
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