Scottish expansion for Westmorland
Westmorland, the operator of Tebay Services on the M6, has acquired a motorway services site in Scotland.
The Penrith-based group, which opened its second site in Gloucestershire earlier this year, has bought the Cairn Lodge motorway service.
The site is 35 miles south of Glasgow and serves both sides of the M74.
Sarah Dunning, chief executive of Westmorland, said: "Cairn Lodge is a business that has built a loyal following over the years. It has a strong location, with customers who we believe will love the products that Westmorland offers.
"We are very much looking forward to working with the present owners and all the staff, and to putting our own stamp on Cairn Lodge over the coming months. This is an exciting next step in our growth, taking our total number of people employed by Westmorland to 850."
Donna Hood from Cairn Services added: "We're really pleased to have found such a forward thinking buyer for our family run motorway services, I’m certain that Westmorland will continue to expand and improve on the 21 years of success we've made of Cairn Lodge Services."
The Dunning family opened Tebay Services in 1972. The second stage of its £40m development of Gloucester Services on the M5 is to open in June.