Grocery Aid Scotland’s Check Out Festival

GroceryAid Scotland’s inaugural music festival Checkout Scotland took place on Thursday 1st September at a sold out Barras Art & Design Centre in Glasgow’s East End.

The event was the largest of its kind in Scotland, bringing together over 700 colleagues from across the retail industry. The aim of the event was to bring together colleagues across the Scottish grocery industry, united in support of GroceryAid. Open to everyone working in the grocery sector, Checkout Scotland celebrated the industry’s achievements.

With a stellar line-up on the main stage including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Scouting For Girls and The Feeling plus performances by George Bowie, Cassi, Pretty Ugly and One O One’s very own Jim Harper and the event being sold it was an excellent evening of entertainment.

The evening of music, food and drink was all in aid of the retail industries leading charity GroceryAid. With Covid and now the cost-of-living crisis the awareness of the charity has become more important than ever. GroceryAid is a charity that offers invaluable support to colleagues across the retail sector and enables them to have access to vital financial and wellbeing services.

Event organiser and performer, Jim Harper said:
“Our main aim is to spread awareness of the support the charity offers to all colleagues in the industry, whether that is the free confidential helpline or the provision of financial support in the form of one-off non-repayable grants. The need for the support that GroceryAid offers has never been greater following the Covid crisis, and the more recent increases in the cost of living.

“We know that there are too many colleagues working in the trade who are not aware of all the help they can access. We want to change that by really generating some noise this year and Checkout Scotland is a key element of our plan.”

We urge any colleagues to get in touch via the 24/7 helpline 08088 021 122 or on the live chat via if they find themselves in difficult times.