An Aberdeen butcher has taken the step of opening a branch in the heart of the village of Insch.
Staff at Herd’s, which already has a shop in the Rosemount area, cannot believe the amount of customers that have patronised the shop since it opened recently.
Beef and lamb at the new village store is sourced by Herd’s own farm, Priestwells at Insch, which delivers right from the field to the customer, ensuring the highest quality locally produced meat.
The new store also sells freshly made bakery products including rolls, croissants and pies and the store’s delicatessen sells home-made pate, home-made desserts and cakes and a variety of sandwiches.
Head butcher at Herd’s, Charly Whyte, said: “The response from the local community has been remarkable. We’ve had to up supplies to the store just two weeks after opening.
“I believe the community realises we are selling quality, fresh products and they are happy to pay that wee bit extra for quality.
“Insch is a thriving community and we’re hoping the opening of a butcher shop will be a welcome addition to the local square.”
The opening of this new, local enterprise in Inch’s High Street has created three full-time and three part-time positions.