NG6423 : Broadford Co-op

taken 10 years ago, near to Broadford/An t-Ąth Leathann, Highland, Great Britain

Broadford Co-op
Broadford Co-op
In this aerial view, the shop has its filling station to its right and car park to its left. Even from the air, the building fails to look attractive and certainly fails to blend in with its surroundings in any way. The road beyond is the A87. (The shop from the ground: NG6423 : Supermarket, Broadford).
Lochalsh and South Skye from the air

This is one of a series of images taken during a 35 minute helicopter pleasure flight starting and ending at Plockton Airfield. The trip covered some 60 miles, and flew over Kyle of Lochalsh, Broadford Bay, Luib, Loch Carron, Dornie and Plockton.

Broadford Supermarket

Broadford village stands on the A87, which is the only access road for all visitors to the Isle of Skye (travelling by road) who wish to see the northern two thirds of the island.
The Broadford supermarket is the only large grocery shop for some distance, and its petrol station is the only 24-hour fuel facility on Skye. It is a busy place!
The shop was probably built in the mid-1970s at the same time as a petrol station opened alongside (then named Sutherlands Garage). For a while, the garage also operated a gift shop in about half of the shop building, and was known as 'Skye Surprises'. The Co-op grocery store occupied the other half of the building.
In about 2009, the premises were significantly refurbished, with Skye Surprises disappearing, and the Co-op being expanded to occupy the entire shop.
In winter 2018/19 a further major refurbishment is taking place. The old petrol station has been completely demolished, and a new larger forecourt is being created, with additional pumps and larger queuing space.
The shop is to remain open throughout the refurbishment, but with a temporarily reduced trading area. A temporary diesel-only fuel pump is being installed in the car park.
When it re-opens, the new shop will retain approximately the same floor area as before, but will have been reconfigured and updated.
A new entrance porch is being erected which will modernise the appearance of the front of the original building.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 April, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 April, 2011
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Business, Retail, Services 
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Place (from Tags)
Broadford 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 643 235 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:14.4902N 5:54.4353W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 643 236
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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