About Us

 Gartmore Shop opened as a community co-operative in January 1998. Things could have been very different as the village had learned a few months before that its only shop was about to close. It felt as if we were losing the very heart of the village. Where else would we stop for a chat, catch up with village news or be able to buy that forgotten pint of milk. Not to be outdone, Gartmore did what it does best and rallied to the cause.

Three months later and after a lot of hard work, late nights, public meetings and questionnaires Gartmore Community Shop Ltd was formed. Villagers were invited to buy shares and this was match funded by Leader II Rural Stirling Initiative. We were also supported by The Co-operative.  

Gartmore Shop celebrated its 20th anniversary as a community co-operative in 2018, quite an achievement and testament to the commitment of our wonderful staff, volunteer management committee, volunteers, shareholders and the support of our loyal customers.