Lindsay & Gilmour have fought off the toughest UK-wide competition to win a prestigious award for Best Pharmacy Design in this year’s highly coveted Chemist and Druggist Awards.

Scotland’s oldest pharmacy group was chosen by a judging panel of industry experts to win the top prize in this week’s virtual ceremony, in recognition of their outstanding re-design of The Cross Pharmacy in Inverkeithing.

The pharmacy team and wider business have created the group’s first ever ‘Care Home Hub’ with an entirely dementia friendly environment and worked closely with an architect to ensure that the materials, textures, colours and contrasts were dementia friendly.

In addition, the dispensary area is more open and visible to patients, a new consultation room provides space for a full range of private services and the basement has been repurposed as a care home dispensary to service local homes.

The Chemist and Druggist judging team described it as “A very well-designed pharmacy to care for patients with different needs.”

"We are absolutely delighted to be awarded 'Best Pharmacy Design' in the much-coveted Chemist and Druggist Awards 2020.  The whole team at The Cross, Inverkeithing and across the wider company have worked tirelessly to create a specially adapted pharmacy to meet the needs of vulnerable care home residents and the local community.  This accolade is the perfect recognition of their exceptional work and I'm hugely proud of all those who contributed to this success. "

Philip Galt, MD and Superintendent Pharmacist at Lindsay & Gilmour

During the extensive re-design, many local customers who remember the pharmacy’s previous guise as a sweet shop were fascinated to see the uncovering of old wallpaper dating back many decades, as well as discovery of features such as an old coal chute.

The pharmacy team at The Cross look forward to welcoming patients and visitors to their award-winning community resource soon.