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Highlands now have Greggs fast food outlet after bakery giant opens most northerly outlet

By Neil MacPhail

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The famous steak bake has finally landed!

Inverness and indeed the wider Highlands now has its first Greggs, the sausage roll giant's most northerly shop.

The outlet opened inside the Esso MFG Kessock filling station on Longman Road – in front of B&Q – at 7am today and there started a steady stream of customers keen to try the tasty fast food.

The Highland capital was beaten in the Greggs race by Elgin in Moray when last year an outlet was opened at a filling station there.

The Newcastle-upon-Tyne based food company will have to contend with local baking favourites Harry Gow and Ashers who each have a string of shops in the area.

But both Harry Gow director Fraser Gow and Ashers director Ali Asher have said they are not worried about a bit of competition from Greggs and felt sure they could depend on their loyal fan base.

The Greggs chain has more than 2,000 outlets UK-wide, nine regional bakeries that make products local to the area, like Scotch Pie in Scotland. The company also sells some of its products through the supermarket chain Iceland.

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