Jollyes is putting the finishing touches to its new store in Glenrothes in Fife which is set to be the first pet store in the UK to be opened by a unicorn.
The nationwide pet retailer’s latest store – it’s fourth in Scotland – will opened at Saltire Retail Park in Glenrothes on Saturday, October 8.
A fun-packed line-up of events is planned for the day, including what is believed to be the first pet store opening by a unicorn, the national animal of Scotland.
While Jollyes said it has no plans to sell unicorns, it has turned to the expertise of Scotland’s Unicorn Experience.
Princess, one of its famous unicorns (who masquerades as an adorable miniature Shetland pony) – will carry out the official opening.
The 5,000 square feet store will employ 10 colleagues, led by store manager Leonard Goddard.
Kerry Midgley, a Jollyes regional manager, said: “We’re looking forward to opening a store that everyone in Glenrothes can be proud of and what better way to do it than have Scotland’s national animal, a unicorn, to be there to celebrate the occasion.
“The store is in a great location and we’ve designed it to make it as easy as possible for pet lovers in Glenrothes and the surrounding area to find what they are looking for from small animals, food and accessories to toys and treats.”
In addition to the new Glenrothes store, Jollyes is also preparing to open a store at Hermiston Gait Retail Park, its fifth in Scotland as part of a near £1 million investment. The two new openings follow the opening of Jollyes in Stirling in June and build on the popularity of the long-standing stores in Clydebank and Perth.