The owner of a Glasgow pharmacy is set to retire after 36 years.

Elizabeth Mclaughlin is handing over Macbon Chemist in Tollcross to a new owner for the first time since 1987 so she can enjoy a new chapter in her life.

She and her team have built a strong relationship with the local community over the years and is confident that will continue under new owner Ron Badger, who also operates a pharmacy in Drumchapel. 

Glasgow Times:

Following a confidential sales process with business property developer Christie & Co., the pharmacy was sold for an undisclosed price. 

Elizabeth said: “I have aspired over the years to make the pharmacy friendly and welcoming to our local community.

"My team and I have built up a great and trusted relationship with our clients.

"It was with great sadness that I decided that the time had come to sell the business but feel reassured that it has been left in good hands with Ron.”

Karl Clezy of Christie & Co added: “Macbon Chemist was brought to the market at the same time as LloydsPharmacy placed its entire Scottish estate of around 200 branches on the market. 

"Despite the market being flooded with opportunities, we managed to generate several notes of interest from existing contractors and first-time buyers alike which shows that there remains an appetite for well-performing independently owned pharmacies that have the potential to grow.”