Lerwick is due to gain a second butcher’s shop again as part of an expansion by Scalloway Meat Company.
The business is taking on the former Travelscope premises in the Toll Clock Shopping Centre in a move which promises to give the retailer a strong presence in the town.
The existing shop, in Scalloway’s Main Street, will remain in operation. It has become well known as a general grocery store as well as a butcher’s. However, the Lerwick premises will specialise solely in butchery.
Efforts are due to get underway in the coming weeks to have the new premises kitted out with all the necessary butchery equipment.
The company said: “Over the next few weeks the new shop will be fitted out to a high standard so that we can bring the same wide range of quality local produce we are known for to Lerwick.
“We will also be taking part in the market at the Toll Clock this Friday and Saturday and look forward to meeting customers old and new.”
Lerwick had been left with only one butcher – JK Mainland on Commercial Street – after the Globe in Commercial Road shut its doors for the last time in recent weeks. It had been run by the Moffat family since 1893.