Thursday 7th December 2017, 2:11pm
Tiso Group, Scotland’s leading outdoor adventure retail specialist has confirmed it is to open one of its Outdoor Experience stores in Aviemore, within the Cairngorms National Park.
Tiso Aviemore Outdoor Experience, to be located within the new £10 million Myrtlefield Retail Park off Grampian Road, will incorporate the specialist key components of Tiso, Alpine Bikes and Blues the Ski Shop, together with a café and soft play area.
Tiso Group, which currently operates 15 stores across Scotland, has a long history serving Scotland’s outdoor community since the company was founded in 1962. Tiso anticipates the store will create in the region of 30 jobs locally.
This latest evolution of its established Outdoor Experience concept will span a ground and mezzanine floor creating approximately 12,000 square feet of retail space.
Walkers, mountaineers, skiers, bikers and watersport enthusiasts will all be catered for.
Experienced and qualified technicians will provide full ski and bike servicing, in addition to bike and boot fitting.
Chris Tiso, CEO of Tiso Group, who grew up skiing and mountaineering in the Cairngorms area, said: “I am immensely proud to confirm the opening of our exciting new Tiso Aviemore Outdoor Experience store. Aviemore is Scotland’s adventure capital and is renowned as a destination for people of all ages to access and enjoy the variety offered by the local mountains, forests, lochs and rivers.
“The area already attracts in excess of 1 million visitors annually and with its diverse attractions and the on-going dualling of the A9, we can expect more people coming to explore an area renowned for climbing, winter-sports, cycling and watersports.
“Opening an Outdoor Experience store in Aviemore is the natural next step for us.”
The late Graham Tiso and his wife Maude founded Tiso in Edinburgh in 1962. Fifty-five years later the business is still run from offices in Leith above its Outdoor Experience store on Commercial Street. Tiso Group employs more than 300 people across Scotland and the Lake District where it owns George Fisher, the iconic outdoor store in Keswick. JD Sports Fashion Plc invested in Tiso in 2013, however Chris Tiso remains a significant shareholder and the business remains true to its founding principles of commitment to quality of range and service.