UK retail group Somerfield has announced the acquisition of 11 forecourt convenience stores in Scotland for £2.6m (US$4.6m) from the receiver of Osprey Forecourts.

Somerfield aid it will retain and develop five sites, which are currently closed, while the six remaining sites have been sold as part of the deal for development by a third party.

“These forecourts are in great locations – we now aim to make the investment they deserve and apply our strengths in convenience retailing and store management to provide a valuable service to local customers. We are determined to build on the successful acquisition of Aberness and to strengthen our offer in Scotland,” said David Cheyne, head of Somerfield’s convenience business unit.