Westmorland acquires Cairn Lodge in Scotland on A74

The Westmorland Family, which runs Tebay Services, Rheged and Gloucester Services, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Cairn Lodge motorway service area in Scotland, which serves both sides of the A74(M), 35 miles south of Glasgow.

This follows the £40 million development of Gloucester Services on the M5. Gloucester Services Northbound opened in May this year and the Southbound Services will open in June 2015. Gloucester Services was recently named Best British Newcomer 2014 at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

Sarah Dunning, Chief Executive of the Westmorland Family, said; "Cairn Lodge is a business that has built a loyal following over the years. It has a strong location, with customers who we believe will love the products that Westmorland offers. We are very much looking forward to working with the present owners and all the staff, and to putting our own stamp on Cairn Lodge over the coming months.  This is an exciting next step in our growth, taking our total number of people employed by Westmorland to 850."

Donna Hood from Cairn Services says, "We're really pleased to have found such a forward thinking buyer for our family run motorway services, I'm certain that Westmorland will continue to expand and improve on the 21 years of success we’ve made of Cairn Lodge Services." 
 
"My parents believed passionately in homemade food, supporting artisan producers and inspiring visitors to appreciate the landscape in which we're rooted.  These are the values on which the business was built and are at the heart of the business today." says Sarah Dunning.