NORTH Berwick’s High Street Nisa store wants to include alcohol to its home delivery service and expand its display unit.

This is part of a planned wider refurbishment of both the inside and outside of the High Street store, which also includes a change to its layout.

In an application submitted to East Lothian Council, the owners of the business are want to expand the size of their alcohol display by just over five square metres.

Manz Ahmed, owner, said: “The main reason we are expanding our alcohol section is because we want to include more local produce and showcase the best of it.

“If you look at the radius around the shop, the majority of our retail and supplies come from the local area.”

The owners of the High Street store also own another in the town on Lochbridge Road; the proposed changes, applied for before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, will not affect that store.

The widened alcohol display would be located near the checkout area and the store has pledged high-quality CCTV in an aim to reduce crime and disorder.

Staff within the shop and its delivery drivers would be trained to an appropriate standard.

Nisa North Berwick has a home delivery service for its elderly and more vulnerable customers – this is expanded to all North Berwick, Gullane and Dirleton residents, 8am-4pm, in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Some items are restricted to two per delivery.