Farm shop announces closure just weeks after cafe’s departure

An award winning farm shop is to close just weeks after the café which operated in the premises announced its departure.

Mackenzie’s Farm Shop in Cunningsburgh made the announcement this afternoon (Sunday).

Owners said they were “vexed” to confirm the business would be closing on Saturday.

The decision follows the recent departure of the Kitchen Table,  which had been operating from the premises since 2021.

Mackenzie’s said on Facebook: “We are no strangers to hearing rumours about ourselves and our business.

“We will set the record straight this time.

“We simply cannot, unfortunately, sustain our shop while the café continues to be closed.

“We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our wonderful loyal customers, our suppliers, our fabulous staff, past and present, our friends and family, and everyone who has supported and helped us at Mackenzies Farmshop and cafe over the last 12 years, from the first day we started planning our dream, with Grandad John.”

A closing down sale will be held. 


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  • John Howells

    • July 2nd, 2023 20:58

    We have visited our family in Dunrossness many times from our home on the south coast of England. Mackenzies was a perfect stop for meals whilst travelling from the airport to Lerwick and beyond. Now it has gone, there is no cafe for many miles, when it used to be a beacon of rest in the long winter days. Nowhere now for tourists, only if you know places off the beaten track, few in number. Where are the entrepreneurs to develop a cafe/bar on the lonely roads?


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