Scottish Week does the trick says local businessman

Geoff Cooper with two of his staff, Emma Pettigrew and Mairi Palmer celebrating Scottish Week
Geoff Cooper with two of his staff, Emma Pettigrew and Mairi Palmer celebrating Scottish Week

A local businessman has praised Scottish Week, saying that it is the busiest week of the year and a great boost to the local economy.

Geoff Cooper, franchisee owner of Peterhead’s McDonald’s, wanted to highlight the efforts of those behind the week.

“The event is a lot of work for the organising committee and I would like to thank them for investing in making Peterhead a fun place to be and their support of local businesses.

“We always have to put on extra staff during the week, as it’s really good for our sales.

“Scottish Week is always one of our busiest weeks of the year. It creates a great atmosphere in the town and we are really busy around the major events such as the Blades Aerobatics Display and the raft race.”

The branch has been having success outwith Scottish Week as well.

He added: “July was a record month, with more customers served than in any other month since we opened in 1999.”

As a result of the boom in business, Mr Cooper has been able to employ an extra 15 members of staff over the last year.

The restaurant is now open 24 hours a day; previously it was only the drive through that was open all day.

And Mr Cooper is looking for more investment in the future: “With the benefit of the local calendar through the summer, I’m hoping to take on an additional six staff members before the end of the year.”