IRN BRU & SQUARE SAUSAGE COME TOP WITH GLASGOW HOLIDAYMAKERS
IT’S official – Scots can’t live without their home comforts and will pack delicacies like tattie scones and Tunnocks Teacakes in their holiday suitcases.
A survey of passengers at Glasgow Airport has also revealed that Irn Bru and square sausage are the items holidaymakers miss the most.
In Scotland Irn Bru has been the drink of choice for many years, but now it seems Scots are desperate to get home to it, along with other favourites square sausage and tattie scones.
Thanks to Tesco Glasgow Airport passengers will soon be able to stock up on those edible essentials and relieve the holiday hankerings, with the UK’s largest retailer announcing plans to open their first airport store later this year.
In a further boost for passengers the prices at the new airport store will be the same great High Street Tesco Express prices. The store will be open round the clock and will offer a wide range of goods similar to those seen in Tesco Express stores across the country.
Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “This survey confirms that Scots go straight for the things they miss as soon as they land at Glasgow, so this new store will provide an ideal chance to grab them on the way home.
“I’m very proud that Tesco, which is one of the strongest brands around, have chosen to open their first airport store here at Glasgow Airport. It means a huge improvement in the choice available to our passengers and staff in the terminal.”
Tony McElroy, Tesco Corporate Affairs Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be opening a new Tesco Express store at Glasgow Airport, which will allow us to cater for those holidaymakers arriving home and looking for a fantastic range of Scottish favourites at a great Tesco price.
“Our Express stores stock a wide range of everyday essentials with a focus on fresh foods and convenience shopping. Our Glasgow Airport store will have the same great range and prices as a regular Tesco Express store you would find across Scotland’s High Streets.”
More than a third of those interviewed at Glasgow Airport named Irn Bru as the tonic they longed to return home to, with the poll also finding Scottish breakfast ingredients to be popular with passengers.
Square sausage came a close second, with haggis and tattie scones in third and fifth place.
Travellers have also admitted their appreciation of the Tunnocks Tea Cake and voted it the fourth most popular item they look forward to on returning home.
The top five favourites with Glasgow passengers are:
1 Irn Bru
2 Square sausage
4 Tunnocks Teacakes
5 Tattie scone