After years of discussions, planning and at the cost of millions of pounds the new Tesco in Linwood store opens on Thursday.

The 40,000 square feet store is a part of a wider development including modern retail units, a new Tweedie community hall, a state-of-the-art library and office space.

The new Tweedie Hall and Library opened to the public in May this year.

The store will employ 223 people.

The team have also supported a local football tournament and the 45 colleagues took part in a sponsored dance-a-thon in aid of Capability

Scotland’s community garden initiative in Johnstone.

The new store will open at 8am on Thursday then the store will open from 6am until 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 8am to 10pm on Sunday.