US fashion retailer Hollister is on the verge of signing for its first Scottish store at the new Aberdeen retail development Union Square.

The shop will be the Abercrombie & Fitch-owned fashion chain’s seventh UK store. The opening ties in with the retailer’s goal of having 10 stores within its first year of trading in the UK. Its first UK store opened at Brent Cross last November.

The retailer has also recently signed for stores in Belfast, Liverpool and Bristol.

Other retailers that signed to Union Square this week are Boots, Hobbycraft, USC, greetings cards specialist Paperchase and Scottish jeweller Rox.

Culverwell & Co and Lunson Mitchenall acted for Hammerson. Riddell Thoms represented Boots, while CB Richard Ellis acted on behalf of Paperchase and USC. Ditchfield Property represented Rox.

Union Square’s landlord Hammerson was unavailable for comment.