Who We Are
Alexander Scott & Son Ltd has been trading since the early 1900s on the Main Street of Maghera. It began as a general merchant then was converted to a retail shop from an old dwelling house. Alexander Scott & Son Ltd has a history of consecutive expansion within the town of Maghera. Although it traded under this name, and still does today, it is best known by many as Scotts.
In 1977 the business was sold to Gilbert Crawford who owned a similar family run business in Maghera. Since then, Scotts has concentrated on trading in hardware and agricultural goods. In addition to the shop, an open yard was built where animal feeds, timber and other building products are sold. In 2001 Scotts opened a second site, on the outskirts of Maghera, for bulk meal and fertilizer. A further development took place in 2011 when the shop was extended and modernised. There was new shelving installed for better layout and merchandising, an epos sales solution introduced and a new company logo developed. The original store expansion is ongoing.