SUPERMARKET Lidl is to showcase nearly 100 Scottish products in a new in-store promotion.

From Thursday Lidl will welcome new and existing producers from across the country to celebrate “Scottish Favourites” such as premium meats and organic cheeses, as well as all-time favourites such as shortbread and whisky.

Across 95 Scottish stores, and available while stocks last, the promotion will offer a selection of nearly 100 products, giving customers the opportunity to select their favourites from more than one million individual items.

With a focus on local provenance, the Scottish event sees Lidl working with seven new suppliers from different regions including, Robertson’s Fine Foods of Ayrshire, Connage Highland Dairy, and Mackie’s ice-cream.

Brand new to Lidl stores, is the Connage Organic Cheese from Connage Highland Dairy, a small family business run by two brothers and their wives, and new Humphreys and Sons premium sausages from family-owned Robertson’s Fine Foods of Ayrshire.

Callum Clarke, owner of Connage Highland Dairy said: “As a small, family run business we are proud to have won this contract with Lidl, bringing our delicious, organic Highland delicacy to customers across the country.

“We operate an organic system which puts animal welfare at the

top of the agenda, employ local people and thereby give back to the local Highland community.”

Paul McQuade, Lidl’s head of regional buying for Scotland said: “Scottish Favourites Week is a popular event with our customers as it showcases delicious products with real heritage, at unbeatable prices.

“At Lidl we are committed to local sourcing, with already 300 Scottish products in stores all year-round, so events like this enable us to work with new suppliers across a breadth of product ranges.”

Additionally, as part of a Great British Favourites promotion, 20 further Scottish product lines will be available across 615 further stores in England and Wales, providing a great opportunity for Scottish suppliers to expand and market their products to a UK audience.

From traditional Scottish ice-cream from Graham’s The Family Dairy and crisps from Mackie’s, customers are sure to enjoy a true taste of tradition all across the country.

Lidl is also opening a new store in Cowdenbeath, as part of its expansion plans in Scotland

The stores, which will be located at the former North End Park on High Street in Cowdenbeath, represents an £8.5m investment in the town, and will create around 80 new jobs.

Lidl will be installing an in-store bakery to complement their industry-leading value for money product range, creating up to 40 new jobs.

Lidl’s regional head of property, Gordon Rafferty said: “We’ve seen incredible demand for Lidl stores across the country and look forward to offering our quality products and incredible value to shoppers in and around Cowdenbeath.”