The Co-op is set to take over Mainland’s shop in Dunrossness on the condition that neighbouring off-licence Da Keg closes.
A meeting of the licensing board heard that the sale of the shop is conditional on Da Keg closing and its licence to sell alcohol surrendered.
The Co-op hopes to sell alcohol from the shop known as Mainland’s, and applied to the licensing board for a provisional alcohol licence. However if Da Keg remained it would be deemed “overprovision” in the area.
Solicitor Linda Knarston said it would be “commercial nonsense to have two licensed premises cheek by jowl”.
The licensing board agreed that the Co-op be granted a provisional premises for off-sales between 10am and 10pm.