Waitrose is an ethical, well respected and competitive operator. Any people getting jobs in the new store will benefit from the true co-operative nature of the company. Those who say that Waitrose is too up market and too expensive have probably never been in one.They carry a very wide range of products and prices and their counter operations will be of great benefit to retired people and those living alone. Small, weighed out quantities of food can be purchased. It will provide a draw for Helensburgh and will benefit the town.
Helensburgh already has a slightly "scruffy" look about it and the ingress of discount stores would not do the place any favours. Waitrose will give the place a cachet and I am sure that the company will be very supportive of Helensburgh as a community.