The takeover of the former Lloyds Pharmacy store in New Cumnock has officially been marked.

Numark Pharmacy has hosted a Community Open Day last week, as it takes over the pharmacy on Castle, which will now be known as Rowlands Pharmacy New Cumnock.

Local resident Nessie Mackie cut the all-important blue ribbon to welcome in the new era.  

Rowlands Pharmacy New Cumnock, which is part of Numark Pharmacy, will be run by pharmacy managers Rachel Marshall and Sally McCulloch, along with a team of colleagues from the local community.

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The branch also made a donation of £250 to the Lauren Gallagher fund which supports local marathon runners who run to raise money for Sarcoma UK and Young Lives vs Cancer.

Rachel Marshall said: “It was lovely to welcome the community into store and re-cement our commitment to them.

"As community pharmacists we’re a pillar of healthcare for the locality and I look forward to meeting more of the community in the coming weeks.”

Cumnock Chronicle: Resident, Nessie Mackie, opened the branch.Resident, Nessie Mackie, opened the branch. (Image: Numark)

Nessie added: “It was an honour to officially open the doors and welcome customers in.

“Community pharmacies are so important in providing access to healthcare and I’m proud to have supported Numark Pharmacy in providing this much needed facility.”