Rhona Martin MBE, Olympic Gold Medal winner and Scotland’s Curling champion officially opened Oak Furniture Land’s brand new Glasgow store – based at Unit 6 Great Western Retail Park – on Saturday 9th November. Rhona is promoting The Royal Caledonian Curling Club’s (RCCC) Try Curling Initiative, which aims to attract new Curlers to the sport and increase public awareness of Curling. This was Rhona’s first public appearance since the announcement that her 2002 Olympic gold medal win has been voted one of the top 10 Team GB Winter Olympic moments of all time.
Oak Furniture Land is the UK’s largest retailer of solid and hardwood furniture. The new store is 10,000 sq ft and features a comprehensive range of high quality oak, mango and mahogany furniture at great prices.
Bill Dawson, Oak Furniture Land Glasgow store manager says: “This is our second store in Glasgow and the seventh in Scotland, and to celebrate the official opening we offered our customers £25 off their first purchase when they spend £250 or more in-store.”
Rhona Martin MBE, says: “It’s great to have more local shopping choices and great to see new Scottish jobs being created. I’m proud to be involved in the Try Curling Initiative especially with the Winter Olympic season upon us it’s important that we attract new people to the sport to make sure we have future Curlers to follow in the footsteps of our mens and ladies teams going to Sochi Russia in February 2014, I am working hard on a daily basis with the ladies team and I hope both teams are successful. I’m also looking forward to saying a public thank you to everyone who has supported me and Scottish Curling over the years."
Steve Knight, Oak Furniture Land’s Regional Manager says: “The new Glasgow store is a major investment in the area and plays a significant role in our on-going store opening programme across the UK, which will see us opening a new store each month for the next three years. So far this year we have created over 80 jobs nationwide. We like to support local initiatives and we were delighted to use the occasion of our new Glasgow store opening to promote the Get Curling initiative.”
The new Glasgow store opens Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Sunday from 10.30am to 5pm. (10:30 am - 11:00 am viewing only)